Marleigh Nicholas looks to move the ball around this Trojan defender Friday night. The Lady Eagles not only ended Valley Christian’s hopes for a play off run, they also ended the Trojans' quest for a perfect season.
Diving down to control this loose ball is Thatcher's Cassidy Wakefield. The Lady Eagles’ 45-28 win over Valley Christian Friday night advances No. 4 Thatcher to a semifinals game with No.1 Page in Page on March 17. Wakefield added seven points to her outstanding defensive play Friday night.
Photos by Bobby Joe Smith Special to the Eastern Arizona Courier
Lady Eagle Marleigh Nicholas blocks Aubrie Sherwood and forces her to look for the open pass Monday night as Pima and Thatcher met for the regular season finale. Thatcher emerged with the last second 63-61 win.
Lady Eagle Cassidy Wakefield tries to work her way into the lane around Ashlyn Chlarson. The Monday night match up was everything a basketball fan could hope for as it came down to the last seconds to decide the winner.
Pima Sophomore defensive back Leland Thompson works the angle in effort to shut down Eagle Jacob Ward. Ward is in the open field thanks to blocks by junior center Declan Carlton, senior Mason Lee and #12 Slade Shupe.
Thatcher senior quarterback Mark Wren tries to gain the tough yards close to the Safford end zone. Bulldog junior linebacker Christian Smith hangs on as senior Noah Bevens and junior Fernando Gonzales move in to help close the hole.