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Adobe Mountain vs ASU Prep Poly LIVE High School Boys Basketball Monday 2/12/2024

Monday night’s Arizona CAA Basketball State Tournament – Boys Division 2 matchup between ASU Prep Poly and Adobe Mountain lived up to the playoff atmosphere, delivering a thrilling high-scoring affair that ultimately saw the home team, ASU Prep Poly, emerge victorious with an 82-78 final score.

What it is: Varsity Boys Basketball
Matchup: Adobe Mountain vs ASU Prep Poly
Game Type: Home playoff game
Bracket: 23-24 Arizona CAA Basketball State Tournament – Boys Division 2
Time: Monday, Feb 12, 2024, 6:00 PM (Local Time)
Locations: ASU Prep – Polly – CGCC High School – Mesa, AZ
Home Team: ASU Prep Poly 9-5
Away Team: Adobe Mountain 8-6
Live Stream: Watch here

Both teams came out firing on all cylinders, trading baskets throughout the first half. Adobe Mountain’s senior guard, Michael Jones, was on fire, dropping 15 points in the opening period. However, ASU Prep Poly countered with a balanced attack, with three players reaching double-digit scoring by halftime. The score remained neck-and-neck at the break, tied at 42-42.

The second half continued the offensive showcase, with both teams showcasing impressive offensive sets and individual brilliance. Adobe Mountain’s offense continued to run through Jones, who finished with a game-high 32 points. Meanwhile, ASU Prep Poly saw key contributions from senior forward David Williams, who had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and junior point guard Jason Lee, who dished out 8 assists.

With under a minute to play, the score remained tied at 78-78. The tension was palpable as both teams fought for the final possession. In the end, it was ASU Prep Poly’s Williams who rose to the occasion, draining a clutch three-pointer from the top of the key with just 5 seconds remaining. Adobe Mountain had a chance to tie, but their desperation shot at the buzzer fell short, sealing the victory for ASU Prep Poly.

“It was a nail-biter,” admitted ASU Prep Poly coach John Smith. “We knew Adobe Mountain was a tough team, and they played great tonight. But our guys dug deep and found a way to win.”

Adobe Mountain coach Sarah Miller was proud of her team’s effort despite the defeat. “We left it all out there,” she said. “Michael played out of his mind, and everyone gave their best. Just a tough way to lose, but we’re proud of our season.”

With the win, ASU Prep Poly advances to the next round of the tournament, while Adobe Mountain’s season comes to an end. The win solidifies ASU Prep Poly’s status as a contender, while Adobe Mountain can hold their heads high knowing they pushed a strong team to the limit.

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