Catalina Foothills (24-5), the fifth-seed in the Class 5A girls state tournament, faces No. 1 Canyon View at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
As the top seed, Canyon View, located in Waddell — roughly 28 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in the Northwest Valley — earned home-court advantage through the bracket’s semifinals. The championship game is slated for Friday at 6 p.m. Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, with the winner facing either No. 2 Laveen Betty H. Fairfax or No. 3 Peoria Sunrise Mountain.
En route to the 5A semis, Catalina Foothills knocked off No. 12 Scottsdale Horizon at home, 55-46, before hitting the road to defeat No. 4 Gilbert Camp Verde, 49-40. Prior to the start of the 5A tournament, the Falcons fell, 59-49, in the opening round of the state’s open tournament. Catalina Foothills was seeded 19th in that bracket; Mesa 14th.
OTHER LOCAL 5A GIRLS OUTCOMES:
No. 7 Nogales defeated No. 10 Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, 56-47 in the first round. Nogales then bowed out to No. 2 Fairfax, 56-40.
No. 14 Ironwood Ridge fell to Peoria Sunrise Mountain, 76-53 in the opening round.
Fourth-seed Pueblo (22-7) is on the road against No. 1 Gilbert Mesquite Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a Class 4A state semifinal. The winner will face either No. 2 Flagstaff or No. 3 Phoenix Deer Valley Thursday at 6 p.m. for the championship — that game also slated for Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Pueblo also fell in the opening round of the open bracket. No. 8 Salpointe Catholic defeated the Warriors, seeded 28th, 66-46.
In Pueblo’s 4A run, the Warriors defeated No. 13 Surprise Paradise Honors at home, 63-29, before dispatching No. 5 Sahuaro, 57-50.
OTHER LOCAL 4A GIRLS OUTCOMES:
No. 5 Sahuaro defeated No. 12 Peoria, 47-44 to open 4A postseason play, before falling to Pueblo in the quarterfinals.
No. 6 Flowing Wells blew past No. 11 Kingman Lee Williams, 59-26; The Caballeros would be upended by No. 3 Deer Valley, 46-31 in the quarters.
Here’s how the rest of Southern Arizona’s 4A-6A prep basketball teams fared on their playoff journeys this month:
No. 25 Tucson lost to No. 8 Peoria Liberty, 82-69, in the first round.
No. 29 Sahuaro was defeated by No. 4 Gilbert Highland, 75-51 in the opening round.
No. 32 Cienega fell to top-seed Gilbert Perry, 78-54 in opening round action.
No. 30 Catalina Foothills fell to No. 3 Peoria, 79-57, in a first-round matchup.
(No. 10 Phoenix Sunnyslope faces No. 1 Gilbert Perry Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum for the boys state open championship.)
No. 8 Tucson fell to No. 9 Gilbert, 57-56, in the Badgers’ 5A playoff opener.
No. 17 Rincon/University lost its round one play-in game to No.16 Mesa Red Mountain, 63-45.
(The winners of two semifinal matchups — No. 2 Phoenix Brophy vs. No. 3 Anthem Boulder Creek and No. 5 Mesa Mountain View vs. No. 1 Gilbert Highland — will square off for the 6A trophy Saturday at 12:30 at the Coliseum.
No. 7 Catalina Foothills was upset in its opener, 66-55, by No. 10 Scottsdale Horizon.
No. 8 Cienega defeated No. 9 Buena, 64-53, before falling to top-seed Gilbert Campo Verde, 73-53 in the quarterfinals.
(Either No. 5 Peoria Centennial or No. 1 Gilbert Campo Verde will take on the winner of No. 11 Peoria Sunrise Mountain or No. 2 Goodyear Millennium Friday at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum for the 5A boys crown.)
No. 7 Sahauro bowed out in the first round against No. 10 El Mirage Dysart, 64-61.
No. 11 Pueblo lost its first-round matchup to No. 6 Glendale Cactus, 63-52.
No. 13 Salpointe Catholic lost its first-round matchup to No. 14 Prescott, 61-54.
(Winners of No. 8 Glendale Deer Valley’s semifinal matchup with No. 5 Mesquite and No. 3 Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain’s tilt with No. 2 Peoria will play for the 4A championship Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum.)
No. 24 Sabino fell to No. 9 Gilbert Christian, 68-57, in first-round action.
(No. 1 Chandler Valley Christian defeated No. 6 Kayenta Monument Valley, 65-44 in the 3A boys championship game.)
No. 11 Desert Christian was upset by No. 6 Winkelman Hayden in the opening round, 58-54.
No. 12 The Gregory School upset No. 5 Salome, 39-27, in the first round, but fell 46-40 to No. 4 Colorado City El Capitan in the quarterfinals.
(No. 1 Phoenix North Valley Christian Academy defeated No. 3 Sells Baboquivari, 56-36, for the 1A boys championship.)
No. 8 Salpointe Catholic defeated No. 25 Pueblo in the first round, 66-46. Salpointe would then defeat No. 9 Chandler Hamilton, 49-45, before eventually falling to top-seed Phoenix Desert Vista, 66-48 in the open quarterfinals.
No. 19 Catalina Foothills fell, 59-49, to No. 14 Mesa in the opening round.
No. 26 Nogales was defeated, 53-34, by No. 7 Phoenix Pinnacle in a first-round matchup.
No. 28 Sunnyside lost to No. 5 Gilbert Mesquite, 47-37, in the first round.
No. 30 Sahuaro was upended by No. 3 Chandler Seton Catholic, 47-31, in round one.
(No. 1 Desert Vista faces No. 6 Goodyear Millennium for the girls open championship, Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Coliseum in Phoenix.)
No. 8 Sunnyside fell to Anthem Boulder Creek, 42-37 in the Blue Devils’ 6A playoff opener.
(The winners of a pair of semifinals — No. 1 Chandler Hamilton vs. No. 5 Surprise Valley Vista and No. 3 Mesa Dobson vs. No. 7 Gilbert — square off at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coliseum in Phoenix.)
No. 7 St. Michael fell to No. 10 Heber Mogollon in first-round action, 47-25.
No. 9 Desert Christian narrowly lost to No. 8 Salome, 28-26, in the opening round.
(No. 1 Rock Point defeated Joseph City for the 1A girls crown, 49-45.)