State championship are completed and it’s time for The Arizona Republic to rank the top 10 performances in the finals, from the Open to 1A.
1. Koa Peat, Gilbert Perry, 6-8, So.
Dominant on both ends of the court, he had 35 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots in Perry’s 16-point win over Sunnyslope in the Open final.
2. Luke Shaw, Chandler Valley Christian, 6-2, Jr.
He had 34 points to lead Valley Christian to a second 3A title in a row, a 65-44 win over Kayenta Monument Valley. He made 9 of 20 shots, 4 of 13 3-pointers.
3. Hayden Winegar, Gilbert Highland, 6-4. Sr.
He had the shot of the 6A championship game, nailing a 3-pointer with three seconds left to beat Phoenix Brophy Prep 63-61.
4. Noah Peterson, Highland, 6-3, Sr.
Built like a linebacker at 215 pounds, he had 27 points, carrying the Hawks in the final quarter and the first two overtime periods against Brophy.
5. Cody Williams, Perry, 6-8, Sr.
He had 15 points, which was overshadowed by Peat’s night, but he locked down Sunnyslope’s top scorer, John Mattingly, holding him scoreless in a first half that saw the Pumas put away the Vikings with a 20-8 second quarter.
6. Andrew Camacho, Peoria, 6-2, Sr.
After struggling to make his shots in the first half, Camacho turned it on in the second half to lead the Panthers to a 65-57 win over Glendale Deer Valley in the 4A final. He finished with 22 points and found open teammates down the stretch for big baskets.
7. Caden Bass, Peoria, 6-3, So.
He had 19 points, making 7 of 14 shots, including 3 of 6 3-pointers, in the 4A final.
8. Braeden Speed, Brophy Prep, 6-4, Jr.
He helped Brophy make a surge against Highland in the 6A final, finishing with 22 points.
9. Grant Ashby, Pima, 6-5, Sr.
The guard locked down Highland Prep’s top scorer, Presley Ibeh, in Pima’s 2A title win. Ibeh was held to 10 points. Ashby, who also was a key player on Pima’s 2A title football team as a receiver, had 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting. But it was his defense that stood out.
10. Bobby Rodriguez, Anthem North Valley Christian, 5-10, So.
In a 56-36 rout of Sells Baboquivari for the 1A title, he had 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
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