LB - Favour Wilhelmsen Law firm

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Subscriber Services | 928 Media Lab | Real Estate Search | Galleries | Obits | TV Listings | Contact Us
The Prescott Daily Courier | Prescott, Arizona

home : sports : local February 06, 2016


12/23/2012 9:35:00 PM
High-octane play highlights PHS girls hoops tournament
Big O Winter Classic
Pool 1 - Sabino, Bradshaw Mountain, Copper Canyon, Paradise Valley, Corona del Sol

Pool 2 - Raymond S. Kellis, Desert Edge, North Canyon, Prescott, Sandra Day O'Connor

Friday, Dec. 28

Bradshaw Mtn. vs. Paradise Valley 1 p.m. main gym

Corona del Sol vs. Copper Canyon 1 p.m. auxiliary gym

Desert Edge vs. Prescott 2 p.m. main gym

North Canyon vs. O'Connor 2 p.m. auxiliary gym

Sabino vs. Copper Canyon 3 p.m. main gym

Bradshaw Mtn. vs. Corona del Sol 3 p.m. auxiliary gym

Kellis vs. O'Connor 4 p.m. main gym

Desert Edge vs. North Canyon 4 p.m. auxiliary gym

Paradise Valley vs. Corona de Sol 5 p.m. main gym

Sabino vs. Bradshaw Mtn. 5 p.m. auxiliary gym

Prescott vs. North Canyon 6 p.m. main gym

Kellis vs. Desert Edge 6 p.m. auxiliary gym

Saturday, Dec. 29

Copper Canyon vs. Bradshaw Mtn. 8 a.m. auxiliary gym

Paradise Valley vs. Sabino 8 a.m. main gym

Corona del Sol vs. Sabino 10 a.m. auxiliary gym

Copper Canyon vs. Paradise Valley 10 a.m. main gym

North Canyon vs. Kellis 11 a.m. auxiliary gym

O'Connor vs. Prescott 11 a.m. main gym

5th place Pool #1 vs. 5th place Pool #2 1 p.m. auxiliary gym

4th place Pool #1 vs. 4th place Pool #2 1 p.m. main gym

3rd place Pool #1 vs. 3rd place Pool #2 2 p.m. auxiliary gym

2nd place Pool #1 vs. 2nd place Pool #2 2 p.m. main gym

1st place Pool #1 vs. 1st place Pool #2 3 p.m. main gym

Steve Stockmar
Sports Editor

PRESCOTT - It's fast, it's up-tempo and the clock is always a factor.

Try and catch your breath this Friday and Saturday when the 2nd annual Big 'O' Winter Classic girls' basketball tournament takes over two gyms at Prescott High School.

The 10-team field includes the hosts, the Badgers, as well as Prescott Valley's Bradshaw Mountain. The local rivals are in opposite pools meaning that, with some holiday magic, they could face off in Saturday's championship finale at 3 p.m.

One of the Winter Classic's quirkier elements is the use of a running clock throughout.

Games feature two 20-minute halves with a clock that never stops. Each team gets two timeouts, but the pressure is always on with the minutes constantly ticking down.

"It makes for a much more upbeat, fast game," PHS head coach Missy Townsend said Saturday. "Even though it's running, time-wise it's actually a longer game than a 32-minute game. I like the tournament format. It makes for good games, quick games, and you can get a bunch of games in."

Between both pools and two campus gyms, the tournament will squeeze 12 games into Friday's first day. Should any of the games go to overtime, an extra three-minute session will take place, also with a running clock.

Last year's tournament champion, Tempe's Corona del Sol, is back to defend its title with just about the same team as last winter. The host Badgers (8-3 overall) took second place on their own floor last year.

The Badgers have had some time off before the tournament. They've been off since this past Friday, but return to practice at 7 a.m. the day after Christmas to prepare for the Classic.

"I'm a big believer in family, and this is just such an important family time of year. I want all my girls to feel like this is an opportunity to have some good quality time with family," Townsend said of the Christmas time off. "We're hitting almost the halfway mark for the season, and I like to make sure that they're not getting burned out. They're getting some downtime, especially after finals."

This year's tournament field is down from 16 teams last year to 10. Out-of-town travel budget issues impacted some teams' ability to return in 2012.

Joining Bradshaw Mountain in Pool 1 is Tucson Sabino, Glendale Copper Canyon, Paradise Valley and Corona del Sol. In Pool 2, Prescott is joined by Glendale Raymond S. Kellis, Goodyear Desert Edge, Phoenix North Canyon and Phoenix O'Connor.


    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Prescott guidance counselor faces witness tampering charges (5397 views)

•   Rx drugs, pot 'wax' seized near Cordes Lakes (4725 views)

•   Police: Man stabs brother-in-law after late night argument escalates (1791 views)

•   Should plastic bag use be a choice? (1402 views)

•   Dewey-Humboldt mayor asks Sen. McCain's help to delist Superfund site (1296 views)





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
HSE - SPORTS FACEBOOK BUTTON
HSE - dCourier App
Find more about Weather in Prescott, AZ
Click for weather forecast






Quick Links
 •  Submit site feedback or questions

 •  Submit your milestone notice

 •  Submit your letter to the editor

 •  Submit a news tip or story idea

 •  Place a classified ad online now

 •  Browse the Yellow Pages

Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Submit Other Publications Links
Classifieds | Subscriber Services | Real Estate Search | Galleries | Find Prescott Jobs | e-News | RSS | Site Map | Contact Us
LB - Yavapai College 0201 Photography

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® The Daily Courier is the information source for Prescott area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, dcourier.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info, Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved