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Hayden posts three of four wins over Oracle

Copper Basin News of Kearny, Arizona

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The Mountain Vista Cougars and Hayden Lobos squared off in four basketball games on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

The seventh-grade girls opened up the evening. The Lady Lobos, led by Brandi Lopez's 12 points, defeated the Lady Cougars 25 - 7. The Cougars' high scorer was Nikki Baldenegro.

Oracle's Millie Mercer scored 13 points to lead the eighth-grade girls to a victory over the Lobos.

The game was a close one with the Cougars winning 22-18. The top Hayden scorer was Lexy Gomez with eight points.

In the boy's seventh-grade match up, the Lobos handily defeated the Cougars 28-18. Simms for Hayden lead all scorers with 19 points. Mountain Vista's Jose Maciel scored-eight points while Alijah Voita added six points.

The eighth-grade boy's game was a thriller going into double overtime before the Cougars came away with the victory 42-38. The game ended in regulation tied 31-31 with three Hayden players fouling out of the game. In the first overtime, Pina hit a three-pointer but Mt. Vista countered with two points by Maciel and a free throw by John Machado to tie the score 34 - 34. In the final three-minute period of overtime, Hayden's goto guy Pina scored three points but was unable to match Vince Vindiola's eight points which sealed the victory.



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Original Publication Date: January 16, 2013



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