Posted On: 02/22/20 6:05 PM

On Friday night I attended the 5A Elite-8 game of Sunnyslope at Gilbert. 

Gilbert was the 3 seed and Sunnyslope was the 6 seed.  

These two played an epic overtime thriller at the Hoophall West where Gilbert won. In that game Sunnyslope was leading most of the game and Gilbert stormed back and tied it off of turnovers and proceeded to win in OT.

The same thing happened in this game last night. Slope was winning most of the game and in the 4th qtr. Gilbert stormed back off of turnovers and run out layups. Fort hit a tough shot in the paint with seconds remaining to take a 2-pt lead and Gilbert called time out. Coach Caserio designed a brilliant play that gave Long an open 3pt shot to win it, but it fell short. They tipped the ball in after the buzzer sounded and Slope survived for the win.   

Gilbert has one of the top programs in the East Valley and have a nice stable of size and guards ready for another run next year. The attention to detail, coaching and playing hard are traits from Coach Jay Caserio. 

Sunnyslope has some of the most talent in

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