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Don KetchumStaff Writer, AIA365.com email@example.com
Thanksgiving hoops tourneys help work up an appetiteNov 18, 2012
Thanksgiving time usually is filled with some “preseason’’ basketball tournaments, and here are the ones that will be held in the west, northwest and north Valley this week . . .
Arrowhead Desert Classic (boys), Monday (Nov. 19) through Friday (Nov. 23) at Glendale Ironwood and Peoria Liberty highs.
Teams – Phoenix Brophy Prep, Buckeye, Phoenix Greenway, Glendale Ironwood, Peoria Liberty, Phoenix Moon Valley, Peoria, Prescott, Phoenix St. Mary’s, Phoenix Sierra Linda, Phoenix Sunnyslope, Tempe, Phoenix Thunderbird, Surprise Valley Vista, Buckeye Verrado, Avondale Westview.
Goldwater Hoops Invitational (girls), Monday through Wednesday (Nov. 21) at Phoenix Barry Goldwater.
Teams – Phoenix Barry Goldwater, Peoria Centennial, Phoenix Greenway, Glendale Independence, Phoenix North Canyon, Phoenix Paradise Valley, Mesa Red Mountain, Peoria Sunrise Mountain.
Moon Valley Thanksgiving Tournament (girls), Monday through Saturday (Nov. 24) at Phoenix Moon Valley.
Teams – Glendale Apollo, Phoenix Arcadia, Phoenix Arizona Lutheran, Glendale Cactus, Glendale Ironwood, Phoenix Moon Valley, Phoenix North, Florence Poston Butte, Tempe, Tempe Prep, Phoenix Thunderbird, Buckeye Youngker.
Paradise Valley Invitational (boys), Tuesday (Nov. 20) through Saturday at Glendale Deer Valley and Phoenix Paradise Valley highs.
Teams – Glendale Apollo, Phoenix Arcadia, Phoenix Barry Goldwater, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, Laveen Cesar Chavez, Scottsdale Chaparral, Flagstaff Coconino, Glendale Deer Valley, Scottsdale Desert Mountain, Mesa Desert Ridge, Phoenix Horizon, Phoenix North Canyon, Phoenix North Pointe Prep, Phoenix Paradise Valley, Gilbert Perry, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor.
Scorpion Shootout (girls), Friday-Saturday at Goodyear Desert Edge.
Teams – Avondale Agua Fria, Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain, Buckeye, Gilbert Campo Verde, Tucson Catalina Foothills, Vail Cienega, Tempe Corona del Sol, Goodyear Desert Edge, Maricopa, Phoenix Maryvale, Goodyear Millennium, Mesa Mountain View, Prescott, Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, Phoenix Trevor Browne, Surprise Willow Canyon.