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Desert Mountain Basketball Lose To Elite California Team

On Friday, the Desert Mountain Wolves lost 89-79 against the St. Pius X-St—Matthias Academy Warriors of California.

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Desert Mountain Remains Top-Ranked

Despite the loss, Desert Mountain is still ranked as the No. 1 team in the entire state.

After a one-point loss to Pinnacle in their second game of the season, the Wolves went on an eight-game win streak before dropping this one.

They have dominated all season long and are clearly one of the top teams in the state. The Wolves should be treated as a title favorite heading into the open-state playoffs.

Road To A Title

With all of the talent in the state, it is extremely difficult for the team to come out on top as open state champions.

In the state’s first-ever open state bracket last season, Desert Mountain entered as the No.13 seed and made it to the semifinal.

Despite being knocked out by top-ranked and eventual champion Perry Pumas, the Wolves made an incredible run.

Next Up

Desert Mountain will look to get back on track in their matchup with the 5-1 Gonzaga Prep Bullpups of Washington on Wednesday, Dec 27 @ 4 p.m.

While this is another difficult matchup, the Wolves have proven to be able to compete with high-level teams.

Keep an eye on Desert Mountain as they should be considered among the championship favorites for this season.


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Saleh Awwad is a writer/reporter covering Phoenix High School Sports and more for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on X via @SalehAwwad_

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