Originally Published: December 4, 2016 6:41 a.m.
SEDONA — Paxton Henry scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Ryan Greene chipped in with 12 points, but the Prescott boys’ basketball team surrendered a 25-15 third-quarter run by Winslow in a 76-65 Red Rock Hoops Classic championship game loss Saturday night.
The Badgers came into Saturday’s title game riding a six-game winning streak, including a 5-0 mark in Sedona’s sixth annual tournament, but couldn’t overcome a Bulldogs club that averages nearly 80 points per game offensively so far this season.
“This was a great learning experience for us this weekend,” Prescott head coach Adam Neely said. “The boys played in all sorts of different situations that will help us as we move into the regular season this week.”
Other standouts against Winslow (5-0) included Walter Riggs, who scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds, while Braden Lopez added seven points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Earlier in the day Saturday, Prescott won a 88-85 overtime thriller in the tournament semifinals thanks to Cameron Parson’s, who scored a career-high 39 points.
Trailing 78-75 with 3 seconds to go, Henry hit a 3-pointer to tie the game as time expired to send it overtime. Henry finished with a double-double, scoring 16 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and adding five steals, four assists and three blocks.
Prescott (6-1, 0-0 4A-Grand Canyon) hosts Cactus (2-4) in its 2016-2017 home opener Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. The Badgers outlasted Cactus 53-47 in their second game of the Red Rock Hoops Classic on Dec. 1.
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