VX Girls Sectional Roundup 2/7: Chandler, Highland, Queen Creek, Seton advance - East Valley Tribune: VarsityXtra

VX Girls Sectional Roundup 2/7: Chandler, Highland, Queen Creek, Seton advance

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Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:08 am

At Mesquite High School, Chandler beat Vail Cienega 65-21 in the first round of the Division I, Section II girls basketball tournament.

The Wolves (22-4) were led by Simone Westbrook who finished with 24 points. Dezirae Elias added 20 points and Jazmyne Bartee finished with 11 points, 20 rebounds and five blocks.

Chandler will face Red Mountain on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Mesquite in the second round.

Also in Division I, Section II, Highland beat Tucson High, 53-31. Olivia Lucero led the Hawks with 19 points and Rebecca Rudd added 10. The Hawks will play Dobson on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at Mesquite High School.

With the wins Chandler, Dobson and Highland clinched spots in the state tournament, as every team that wins their first round game in the sectional tournament clinches a spot for next week.

Division II

Queen Creek knocked off Douglas, 46-28, in the first round of the Division II, Section 1 tournament.

Seventh seeded Queen Creek (13-6) used a strong second half to beat second seeded Douglas. Queen Creek outscored Douglas 30-16 in the second half after only leading by four at halftime.

Makaily Worthington led the Queen Creek Bulldogs with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Kelsey Jager added 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Queen Creek will play Tucson Palo Verde on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at Tucson Amphitheater High School in the next round.

Division III

Seton Catholic beat Campo Verde, 47-26, in the first round of the Division II, Section III tournament. Heather Heild led the Sentinels (22-7) with 14 points. Heild was 12-of-13 at the free throw line. Anne Marie Holter added 10 points and five assists for Seton. The Sentinels will play Phoenix South Mountain on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Coronado High School.

Other first round games involving East Valley teams in sectional tournaments: Notre Dame 61, Arcadia 52 OT. Pinnacle 47, Desert Mountain 25. Desert Vista 52, Xavier 48. Dobson 51, Sierra Vista Buena 20. Gilbert Christian 55, Bisbee 45. Red Mountain 57, Hamilton 53. Mountain View 56, Horizon 20. Anthem Boulder Creek 54, Mountain Pointe 47. Saguaro 66, Phoenix Sunnyslope 48. Tempe Prep 45, Salt River 34. St. Mary's 83, Phoenix Alhambra 38. Valley Christian 66, Sedona Red Rock 32.

 

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