Eagles win basketball thriller in double overtime in Flagstaff

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The Flagstaff Eagles needed a few extra minutes Tuesday but eventually claimed a win in double overtime against the Saguaro Sabercats, 73-68, at home in the War Memorial Gymnasium.

The Eagles (1-2) trailed 10-1 after a quarter of the 4A Conference contest, but picked up the pace and held on through both overtime periods to win. Flagstaff outscored the visitors 20-5 in the third quarter.

Senior Ben Janecek hit a pair of free throws with 0.5 seconds left in the second overtime to ice the game.

Flagstaff will visit Mesquite, the defending 4A state tournament champion, in Gilbert on Friday.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Connor O’Brien-Piubeni (2) shoots during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Jake Centner (13) follows his shot during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Harrison Fritsch (0) dribbles down the court during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Angel Guerrero (1) dribbles during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Ben Janecek (15) attempts a 3-pointer during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Richard Garcia (24) takes the opening tip during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Ben Janecek (15) attempts a layup during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Connor O’Brien-Piubeni (2) shoots during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Jake Centner (13) follows his shot during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Harrison Fritsch (0) dribbles down the court during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Angel Guerrero (1) dribbles during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Ben Janecek (15) attempts a 3-pointer during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Richard Garcia (24) takes the opening tip during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.



FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

FHS Boys Basketball vs Saguaro

Flagstaff’s Ben Janecek (15) attempts a layup during a game against Saguaro Tuesday at Flagstaff High School.

Cowboys 71, Spartans 58

Northland Prep Academy fell at home to 3A Camp Verde on Tuesday.

Sophomore Colton Anderson flirted with a triple-double, finishing the game with 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the 2A Spartans. Senior Lukas Pico had a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards, but the effort wasn’t enough as the Spartans fell to 0-2 to open the season.

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Girls basketball

Eagles 69, Sabercats 57

Flagstaff won its second consecutive game, defeating Saguaro on the road Tuesday.

The Eagles had four players with double-digit points, as Jazmine Dugi scored 22, Bella Burcar added 18, Morningrain Honani had 15 and Sage Begay scored 12.

The Eagles (2-1) will host Mesquite Friday.

Spartans 48, Cowboys 29

Northland Prep Academy picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, defeating Camp Verde at home.

The Spartans (1-1) will play in Flagstaff’s Pepsi Holiday Tournament beginning Dec. 8th.

volleyball

NPA

Spartans senior Bella Moseng earned a spot on the 2A All-Conference Second Team for her play this season, the conference announced over the weekend.

Moseng led the Spartans with 272 kills. Northland Prep went 14-6 (11-1 Central) and claimed a region title this year.

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