For the first time in school history the Sedona Red Rock High girls basketball team claimed the 3A-West region title, clinching it by defeating River Valley High on Thursday, Feb. 12, by the final score of 53-44.
Despite a strong regular season which saw the Sedona Red Rock High girls basketball team finish 19-7 overall and claim a 3A-West region championship, going 11-1, the No. 9 Scorpions still found themselves traveling to No. 8 Window Rock High in the first round of the 3A state tournament on Friday, Feb. 20.
The four-hour bus ride to the Arizona-New Mexico border might have been the difference in the 54-42 loss, bouncing Sedona from the state playoffs and ending its season.
Winning five of their last seven games to end the regular season, the Sedona Red Rock High boys basketball team clinched a 3A state playoff berth by taking third place in the 3A-West, something this group wasn’t sure was going to happen just a few weeks ago.
“We were struggling for a while there, but we picked up the pace and the boys deserve to go to state,” second-year Sedona head coach Bob Murphy said.
With the first snow of winter falling and actually sticking in the Sedona area this past week, the true meaning of “winter” finally holds strong, and with the soccer season wrapping up, it’s kind of ironic the white rain comes this late.
Like the snow, the No. 3 Sedona Red Rock High boys soccer team fell, at the Benedict Sports Complex in Tempe, to No. 6 Northwest Christian High in the second round of the 1A-3A state tournament in overtime, 2-0.