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Kaylah Lupoe’s greatest asset also holds her back to a certain extent.
Pride head coach Trevor Neider (right) and Thunder head coach Jontar Coleman react as a Thunder vistory seems inevitable during the DI state quarterfinals basketball game between Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
Pride head coach Trevor Neider talks to the em during a time-out during the DI state quarterfinals basketball game between Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014.
TEMPE – This time Desert Vista kept the throttle down.
When the high school career ends and it’s time to reflect, rivalry and postseason games usually rank among the top memories.
The Super Sectional portion of the postseason allowed for missteps.
So they meet again.
Mountain Pointe coach Trevor Neider and the Pride enter the state tournament as the fourth seed. The program has a chance to get to the semifinals for the first time since 2002.
The Desert Vista girls have had a super season, but now it is time for the Super Sectionals.
It’s a sign of respect bellowed by basketball coaches at all levels of the game.
By the time Desert Vista reached the home locker room on Monday at Grand Canyon University the only thing that mattered is the Thunder remained unblemished.
Maddy Sulka got what she wanted.
The Mountain Pointe girls basketball just couldn’t finish Friday afternoon in the Nike Tournament of Champions.
Throughout her basketball career at Mountain Pointe, Kaylah Lupoe has been known more for her defense than her offense.
A year after the news off the court was sometimes more prevalent than what happened on it, it will be refreshing to focus on the wins and losses this girls basketball season.
Kaylah Lupoe is a bit shy, has a smile that can break an iceberg let alone the ice, and a nasty streak that disrupts the most cohesive of offenses.
Mountain Pointe girls basketball coach Trevor Neider has taken the Pride to a new level and his colleagues have noticed.
‘Twas not the winter of everyone’s discontent. At least not for all the basketball players, soccer studs and wrestlers who took their shots, saves and takedowns for glory’s sake and found some.
Mountain Pointe coach Trevor Neider led the Pride to 26 wins and a Division I state quarterfinal apperance.
Tucked away in the storage room of the Mountain Pointe gym was a ball very few people knew about, including the one person it was intended for on Friday night.
Mountain Pointe Head Coach Trevor Neider speaks with the team during the girls basketball Division I state quarterfinals between Mountain Pointe and Highland at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
Mountain Pointe Head Coach Trevor Neider tells players what to do during the girls basketball Division I state quarterfinals between Mountain Pointe and Highland at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013.
TEMPE – The frustrating play on the court and lopsided score could have made for a long and embarrassing night for the Mountain Pointe girls basketball team.
The Mountain Pointe girls basketball team clearly wasn’t as it best Friday night, not with Kaylah Lupoe sitting on the bench most of the game, and various other missteps.
In the three seasons leading up to Trevor Neider taking over the Mountain Pointe girls basketball team, the Pride won a total of 17 games, including three the year before in 2008-09.