North Pointe Lady Falcons defeated the Spartans of Scottsdale Prep 54 to 28. The ladies were led by Xena Benitez with 20 points followed by Jalisa Garcia with 15 points while Michelle Olotu scored 12 points and added 13 rebounds. “Everyone seemed very engaged which created a very good team defensive effort. We all shared the ball very well which created great ball movement. I’m very proud of the ladies and I hope we can continue this form of play on both sides of the ball,” said Coach Plaza.
Tonight the Falcons traveled to Scottsdale Prep and lost 55-41. Leading scorer for the Falcons was Travis Evans with 20. Noah Farnsworth added 10 points and Joe Soriano added 8. Back and forth for most of the first half, the Falcons led by 4 at halftime. Pushing the lead to 10 at one point in the third quarter, turnovers and a barrage of three point baskets by Scottsdale Prep turned the game their way. “We were really solid for a long time against a team that is 9-1. We shut down for about a four minute stretch at the end of the third that killed us. “
Boys varsity soccer played against Valley Christian tonight. We played great the first half and we’re tied 2-2 at half time. Chris Granados scored both the goals from some real nice kicks. One of the goals was from a free kick that was set up by Elvis Martinez who drew a foul just outside the box. We were outplaying them in the second half but got scored on from a wild shot. The wheels fell off after the goal and we ended up losing 2-6. We hope to learn from our mistakes and see that we can’t have any mental lapses or the opponent will make us pay.
The Falcons fell to the Trojans of Valley Christian by a score of 12-0. The offense struggled to control the ball much of the game. However, Sabrina Bohn played solid on both sides of the ball all game. Defensively Cynthia Gil had another solid night in net with 24 first half saves. “The ladies played well despite being severely shorthanded for tonight’s game. I was proud to see a resilient group play through adversity and never give up on the game,” Coach Scott said after the contest.
North Pointe Lady Falcons took a trip to Anthem Prep but were defeated 45 to 36. The scoring was led by Jalisa Garcia with 13 points followed by Michelle Olotu with 12 points and 19 rebounds. “The ladies were not on their game and seemed to be somewhere else. This is something we need to correct quickly and get on the right track,”
Tonight the Falcons traveled to Anthem Prep and lost 67-54. Leading scorer for the Falcons was Travis Evans with 18 points. Joe Soriano added 15 points. Back and forth all night, Anthem Prep was able to pull away with good free throw shooting and a few timely baskets. “They outplayed us tonight. Point blank. Our effort just was not good enough. We need to get back to work in practice.”
Boys varsity soccer played against AZ College Prep tonight. They are a very good team but we were able to keep it close and lost 0-5. We’ve been playing some guys like Patrick Olivares and Jay Edwards in some new positions and they are both stepping up and doing well. We’ve been emphasizing using every game to get better no matter what the score is and the guys have really bought in. Hopefully that mindset will pay off later in the season.