3 Christian Harris 6' 0" 175 Sr PG / SG    
    4 DJ Henderson 6' 4" 200 Fr PF    
    10 Cam Washburn 5' 11" 165 Jr G    
    11 Drew Hatch 6' 3" 175 So G    
    12 Isaac Allen 6' 10" 210 Sr C    
    20 Andres Gurrola 6' 0" 160 Jr PG    
    21 Sumeet Khara 6' 2" 170 Jr PG / G    
    22 Darius Goudeau 6' 4" 180 So F / G    
    24 Kale Abbott 6' 3" 190 Jr SG    
    25 Armando Saucedo 5' 8" 160 Sr G    
    34 David Cummard 6' 0" 170 So PG / G    
    43 Felipe Velazco 6' 6" 190 Sr F    




    Head Coach Shane Burcar    
    Assistant Coach Scott Stansberry    
    Assistant Coach Joe Ward    
    Assistant Coach Darren Hobbs    
    Assistant Coach Milo Moreland    
    Student Assistant Richard Lopez    


    Principal Mr. James Souder    
    Athletic Director Mr. Scot Schmidt    
    Athletic Secretary Jeremiah Lowe    
    11/25 Monday 2:30PM Mountain Ridge (W) 58-16 1-0    
    11/26 Tuesday 6:15PM Agua Fria (W) 92-27 2-0    
    11/27 Wednesday 7:45PM Hamilton (L) 48-61 2-1    
    11/30 Saturday 5:30PM Carl Hayden (W) 49-46 3-1    
    12/03 Tuesday 7:00PM Home Camelback (W) 58-25 4-1    
    12/06 Friday 6:00PM Home Carl Hayden (W) 62-30 5-1    
    12/10 Tuesday 7:00PM Away Dysart (W) 58-21 6-1    
    12/12 Thursday 7:00PM Home Centennial (W) 73-43 7-1    
    12/13 Friday 7:00PM Away Highland (L) 59-67 7-2    
    12/17 Tuesday 7:00PM Away Westwood (W) 58-49 8-2    
    12/20 Friday 7:00PM Home Hamilton (L) 50-51 8-3    
    12/26 Thursday TBD Mahomet-Seymour (L) 53-54 8-4    
    12/27 Friday TBD Peoria Notre Dame (W) 60-52 9-4    
    12/28 Saturday TBD Plainfield South (W) 65-47 10-4    
    12/28 Saturday TBD Chicago Lawndale (L) 36-38 10-5    
    01/03 Friday 6:00PM Away Kofa (W) 56-12 11-5    
    01/07 Tuesday 7:00PM Away Gilbert (L) 41-58 11-6    
    01/09 Thursday 7:00PM Home Desert Mountain (W) 67-63 12-6    
    01/17 Friday 7:00PM Away Dobson (L) 68-79 12-7    
    01/20 Monday 7:00PM Away Pinnacle (L) 58-60 12-8    
    01/21 Tuesday 7:00PM Home Brophy Prep (W) 68-42 13-8    
    01/23 Thursday 7:00PM Away Chaparral (W) 64-52 14-8    
    01/28 Tuesday 7:00PM Home North Canyon (W) 63-27 15-8    
    01/30 Thursday 7:00PM Home Westwood (W) 60-53 16-8    
    02/05 Wednesday 7:00PM Away Mesa Mountain View (L) 27-43 16-9    
    02/07 Friday 7:00PM Away Horizon (W) 49-35 17-9    
    02/12 Wednesday 7:00PM Away Sunnyslope (L) 49-62 17-10    
    02/22 Saturday 7:00PM Home Deer Valley (L) 62-69 17-11    
    02/27 Thursday TBD Wells Fargo Quarterfinals-TBD - -    
    02/28 Friday TBD Wells Fargo Semi Finals - TBD - -    
    03/01 Saturday TBD Jobing Championship - TBD - -    

D-I boys hoops: No. 21 Deer Valley drops No. 12 Mesa High
Les Willsey Staff Writer, AIA365.com

Feb 20, 2014 - Deer Valley reversed what happened to its boys basketball team last season at the state tournament on Thursday night when it took the long trip from the Northwest Valley to the East Valley as the lower seed.

The Skyhawks and coach Jed Dunn didn't care about the seeding and it showed as Deer Valley pulled away late in the third period and early in the fourth to defeat host Mesa High, 69-62, in a Division I contest at Jackrabbit Gym.

Deer Valley (21-7) advances to Saturday's 7 p.m. quarterfinals at No. 5 Sunnyslope (26-3). Deer Valley bowed to Sunnyslope, 65-45, in a section game last month. Mesa High closed out the 2013-2014 campaign 17-11.

"Last year we were the higher seed (No. 12) playing Buena (No. 21) at home and they came up and beat us," Dunn said. "We came over here to win. That's no disrespect to Mesa. There was a big crowd andI think it works to our guys benefit. They like big crowds and that kind of atmosphere."

Deer Valley led the entire game, although it was tied a couple times. It was a tight contest until late in the third period when the Skyhawks went on a 19-8 run from late in the third period to early in the fourth to boost a 37-34 advantage. Junior forward Rees Plummer, senior guad Deron Kyle and senior guard Jacob Stakemiller teamed up for 18 of those 19 points.

The balanced and versatile lineup Dunn rolls out produced three players in double figures and almost five. Kyle led the way with 19 points, followed by Tyler Watts (16 and Plummer (14). Stakemiller had nine points (all in the fourth period) and 6-foot-8 junior post Edward Hardt, eight, despite foul trouble that saw him sit from the middle of the third period to the middle of the fourth. Hardt and Watts fouled out in the final minutes.

"We have four guys score (average) in double figures this year," Dunn said. "We're used to being in foul trouble. We have guys who move well enough that we can play them inside or outside. That can cause problems for teams."

Plummer, Kyle, Stakemiller and reserve Aaron Meek all connected from three-point range. Mesa made one three through the first three quarters.

Mesa had to play hard to stay close and did, given that Deer Valley had no problem knocking down shots on a foreign floor. Deer Valley shot 60 percent from the field (24-of-40). Plummer, Kyle, Stakemiller and reserve Aaron Meek all connected from three-point range. Mesa made one three through the first three quarters.

"This is a shooter's gym," Dunn said. The backboards are low. You get a good look."

Mesa made a minor run in the final five minutes, cutting a 56-42 deficit to 64-57 with a 1:10 left. That was due to an exceptional fourth quarter from senior guard Christian Harris. Harris tallied 14 of his game-high 24 points in the final quarter. He connected on three 3s and a three-point play. Junior Sumeet Khara added 13 points and senior Felipe Velazco had 11.

GAME 20 - January 20, 2014 - PINNACLE
By Ricahrd Obert - azcentral

Something about the Martin Luther King Basketball Classic that brings the best out of guard Trey Ingram.

He had a huge game in a win over Scottsdale Desert Mountain last year at Arizona State’s Wells Fargo Arena, and, on Monday, he sank the game winner with a second left, giving Phoenix Pinnacle a 60-58 win over Mesa at Grand Canyon University Arena.

“I love this atmosphere,” said Ingram, who finished with 14 points on six of 10 shooting. “I live for these kinds of games.”

It was the third consecutive game in which Pinnacle pulled it out with late dramatics.

Last week, senior guard Dorian Pickens’ late shot beat both Mesa Mountain View and Phoenix Central.

Pinnacle has won five consecutive games since losing six of nine games during the holiday break against tough competition.

Those losses seemed to make the team closer.

“We’re like a big family now,” Ingram said.

Pickens carried Pinnacle in the first half with 20 of his 25 points, but his team trailed by three, as Christian Harris got hot late in the half to give Mesa a 36-33 lead.

Pinnacle started the second half on a 12-0 run without Pickens scoring.

Ingram had a jumper and Rojhae Colbert scored four points in the run.

Mesa allowed the man with the ball to hold it starting the third quarter. Pinnacle became more deliberate and got cold.

Mesa seized it and rallied from a 10-point deficit with Sumeet Khara tying it at 56-56 with 1:36 left with two free throws.

Pickens’ layup with 1:14 left gave Pinnacle a 58-56 lead.

Harris missed an off-balance jumper with 27 seconds left, but Ty Griffin missed the front end of a one-and-one.

Center Isaac Allen followed a miss, and was fouled. He made the two free throws tying it at 58 with 11 seconds to play.

The final play was drawn up for either Pickens or Ingram to take.

“It was kind of pick your poison,” Pinnacle coach Charlie Wilde said.

Ingram pulled up at the corner and calmly knocked down the shot with a second to play.

Pickens intercepted the long inbounds pass, ending the game.

GAME 16 - January 7, 2014
By Les Willsey - aia365.com

Gilbert High's battle plan to defeat Mesa High on Tuesday night worked out close to perfect. Mostly via Gilbert's execution and some help and misfortune for Mesa.

A 9-0 run late in the second period sent Gilbert to intermission with a 14-point lead and the Tigers had their way from there in a 58-41 boys basketball triumph at The Jungle.

Gilbert (10-3, 5-0 power-ranking games) shot well in the first half, which boosts any game plan. Gilbert connected on 50 percent of its shots from the field in the first 16 minutes (13-of-26) and sank four threes. Limiting Mesa (11-6, 6-2 prg) to 1-of-10 shooting from the floor in the second period was another plus as were the Xs and Os drawn up prior to the contest by the Tigers' coaching staff.

"Our goal was to limit (Mesa guard Christian) Harris from getting threes and keeping them from speeding us up," Gilbert coach Jay Caserio said. "If we could do that and do a good job containing (Isaac) Allen and (Felipe) Velazco on the boards we felt we had a good chance."

Harris had one of his tougher nights of the season. The 6-foot, senior guard was held scoreless in the first half and didn't dent the scoreboard until four minutes remained in the third period (a three). Harris made one more basket in the quarter. He finished with five points on 2-of-11 shooting.

Drawing the defensive assignment on Harris was Gilbert senior point guard Anthony Bryant. Bryant's defense was stellar and he enjoyed top scoring honors for the game. Bryant was the only player on either team to score in double figures, finishing with 14 points. Bryant scored off his own steals, those from teammates, some via offensive boards and in the third period by nailing a couple 15-foot jumpers.

As for Mesa's 6-10 Allen, he picked up two quick fouls at the 6:28 mark of the first period -- one a personal foul the next a technical. He sat the rest of the quarter as Gilbert built a 17-11 lead. Allen was never really a factor, finishing with five points. Harris and Allen average about 24 points a game between them.

Caserio was also concerned with Mesa guard Kale Abbott, who helps the Jackrabbits force the action in half court. Abbott, however, went down with bruised left knee midway through the second period and didn't return. Velazco, a 6-6 senior and solid contributor to the program the past three years for coach Shane Burcar, seemed the most active Jackrabbit in this one. Velazco led Mesa with eight points. Six came in the opening half. Gilbert led by 19 after three quarters and by as much as 24 in the final stanza.

"We didn't do well in our last game with Jefferson (at VisitMesa.com)," Caserio said. "They speeded us up and we had 24 turnovers. We limited those tonight and even the ones we had were out of bounds giving us a chance to set up defensively."

Gilbert had nine players score. Helping Bryant out offensively were fellow starters Eric Mosley (nine points), Truman Moore (eight) and Wyatt Lowell (six) -- two first-half threes.





By Richard Obert azcentral sports

James Scoggin hadn’t hit a game-winning shot since the sixth grade.

But there was the backup swingman, scoring down low as he was fouled, then, after a time out, swishing the go-ahead free throw with five seconds left in overtime, helping visiting, third-ranked Chandler Hamilton defeat No. 7 Mesa 51-50 Friday night in a Division I boys basketball game.

Hamilton students stormed the court and picked up the sophomore after Sumeet Khara missed a contested 3 as time expired.

“I’m still shaking,” Scoggin said after coming out of the locker room, minutes after the biggest moment in his basketball life.

Hamilton (10-0) is off to the best start in school history under coach Kevin Hartwig. Just don’t ask him how his team has gone this far unbeaten.

“We’ve had a couple of barn burners, where we had a little luck, and got a steal,” Hartwig said. “Here we did it again tonight.”

Hamilton was leading Mesa (8-3) most of the game with tough half-court defense and patience on offense.

It built a 10-point lead on 6-foot-7 junior James Sosinski’s basket with 4:32 left in the third quarter.

Mesa point guard Christian Harris heated up from outside after that. He made three 3-pointers in the final four minutes of the quarter, then scored the first five points of the final period.

Mesa forward Felipe Velazco’s two foul shots tied the score at 41 with 6:01 left.

Hamilton led by four, before Mesa rallied again. Harris’ hard shot off the glass was followed in for a dunk by Velazco, tying the score 45-45 with 1:17 left.

Sosinski made 1 of 2 free throws, giving Hamilton a 46-45 lead with 33 seconds left.

Harris got Sosinski to foul out on a hard drive to the basket with 3.9 seconds to play. Harris made 1 of 2 foul shots to tie the game.

Zachary Evans’ contested 3 at the buzzer went in and out.

Harris made a 3 to start the five-minute overtime period, but Mesa wouldn’t make another field goal.

Hartwig had a play designed for Evans at the end of OT, but Evans couldn’t break loose, and Dylan McCall found Scoggin with a nice pass for the winning points.

“I knew I wasn’t going to get a much better shot than that,” Scoggin said. “I was right under the basket. I just went for it.”
For the second game in a row, Mesa held an opponent to less than 30 points, defeating Agua Fria by a score of 92-27.

Andres Gurrola led the Jackrabbits with 14 points, followed by Christian Harris’ 12 points. Darius Goudeau had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Isaac Allen had 11 points and nine rebounds. Felipe Velazco added 10 points and eight rebounds for Mesa.






Mesa holds Mountain Ridge to 16 points in Fear The Hop basketball game

Mesa lost guard Jalen Jenkins since last year’s final four run (he transferred to Mesa Red Mountain), but it hasn’t lost its defensive swagger.

The Jackrabbits held Glendale Mountain Ridge to 16 points in a 58-16 season-opening rout Monday during the Fear The Hop showcase.

Center Isaac Allen had nine points and nine rebounds in limited action. Felipe Velazco led Mesa with 11 points. He also had six rebounds.

Mesa coach Shane Burcar says this is a very good defensive team with great depth.