The Bradshaw Mountain Bears' basketball team stayed home in Prescott Valley while the Lady Bears traveled to Chino Valley this past Thursday, but both games ended the same - with lopsided wins over the Cougars.
Lady Bears' head coach Efren Badilla said the key to his team's 68-29 victory was "great, great defense."
"Our full court defense in the first quarter was key, and going into the second, third and fourth, we went with a half court defense, which was tremendous as well," Badilla said.
Sophomore Dacie Clark paced Bradshaw with 20 points. Soph Kylie Morris and junior Angie Banks contributed 12 each, while seniors Katie Rogge and Gabby Jeffries had 8 apiece, and freshman Ashley Dowdy added 6.
Their Bear brothers doubled up the Cougars, 81-40, with what head coach Doug Beilfuss called a "really unselfish, really good team effort."
"We passed the ball well and defended well," Beilfuss said. "It was a good game going into the break."
Bradshaw junior Christian McKay led his team offensively with 15 points, just ahead of senior Zach Herman's 14. Frosh Truman Moore sank 9 points.
The ladies are off until Prescott's holiday tournament, Dec. 29-30. The Bears will host their annual 18-team Alvarez Tire Holiday Hoops Classic Dec. 27-29. The opening games at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday feature Bradshaw and Mayer in the main gym, and Chino Valley and Cimarron in the auxiliary gym. Mayer plays Paradise Valley at 1:05 in the auxiliary gym. At 6 p.m. it's Bradshaw vs. Paradise Valley (main) and Chino Valley vs. Catalina (auxiliary).