No. 9 Gilbert runs past No. 8
Williams Field, advances to Open quarterfinal
February 15, 2024 by Ben Stapley,
On tournament 'paper',
Williams Field was the higher seed playing at home Thursday night. On the
court, Gilbert was was the dominant team, overwhelming Williams Field
inside and out, as the Tigers ran away with a 63-34 victory in a second
round Open Division playoff contest. Gilbert moves on to the quarterfinals
next Thursday night, when they do battle with No. 1 seed Hamilton.
road winning streak to five
- The Gilbert Tigers stacked a ninth
blowout win onto their ever-increasing hoard on Friday. They put the hurt
on Desert Ridge with a sharp 82-60 victory. Gilbert found their leader in
underclassman Caia Campbell, who....
Host Gilbert holds off Window Rock
December 30, 2023 by Ben Stapley, AZPreps365
Gilbert sophomore Aspen McClees knew what was coming
Despite playing on their home court in one of Arizona's largest high
school gymnasiums, McClees and the Tigers had to overcome not only a
talented team from Window Rock, but its enormous contingency of fans that
made the 280 mile drive.
Thanks in part to McClees' 18 points, the Tigers took control in the
second half before securing a 40-37 victory to win the Epic New Years
Tournament in front of a packed house that was mostly vocal for the
"We kinda knew coming in they were going to have a crowd like this, and
coach Walker told us," McClees said afterward.
"I'm just proud of our team and how we handled things."
Meisha Cesario added 14 points for Gilbert, including back-to-back three
pointers in the third quarter that helped the Tigers take control of the
game with a 10 point lead (38-28).
McClees added seven in the third quarter for Gilbert, which led 25-19 at
Melicia Nelson led Window Rock with 16 points, while Jada Brown and Devae
Willie combined for 17.
"That's one of the biggest crowds I've ever seen," Gilbert coach Colton
Walker said after the game.
"I love how we fought through it."