The Arizona Interscholastic Association released the state tournament brackets for basketball on Sunday and three area teams made the field. The Desert Vista boys earned the 15th seed in the Division I tournament and will host No. 18 Chandler on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Thunder (16-11) beat Chandler 67-57 on Feb. 5. The winner travels to No. 2 Dobson on Saturday.
In the Division I girls tournament, Mountain Pointe (20-9) and Desert Vista (26-2) earned first-round byes as the fourth and fifth seed, respectively, will host a home game on Friday.
The Pride will play the winner of No. 13 Pinnacle-No. 20 Valley Vista. The Thunder await the winner of No. 12 Horizon-No. 21 Ironwood.
If both area teams win they will play each other at Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 25 with the winner advancing to the Elite Eight.