Arizona 6A

Posted On: 02/23/19 8:00 AM

February 22nd GCU Arena

What looked like what was going to be the game of the year, between Salpointe and Shadow Mountain, sadly disappointed. This was one of the worst officiated game I have ever witnessed. As a neutral fan, I just wanted to see good competitive basketball but was constantly frustrated by calls heavily favoring Shadow Mountain. The entire arena shared my views on the game as you could hear the uproar after every call. It's unfortunate too because Salpointe really played hard and ended up losing only by 7, much of the game without Majok Deng. 3 of his 5 calls were given to him when he wasn't even involved in the play and the referees gave the foul to the wrong player. It's heartbreaking to see that and it isn't fair to either team, these kids just want to compete. Jaelen House played great finishing with 29 points and 6 assists. Jovan Blacksher also looked very impressive, scoring 24 points. Evan Nelson led the way for the Lancers, finishing with 19 points. Luc Rosenblatt got off to a hot start going 6-6 from deep, finishing with 18. 

This sets up another state championship opportunity for Shadow Mountain,

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