The Gilbert Tigers Varsity Boys Basketball team defeated the Corona del Sol Aztecs 54-52 in Monday night’s matchup.
Aztecs Fall Just Short
The Aztecs (8-6) won the three games before this one and had immense momentum as a team.
They now take a crushing two-point loss to Gilbert, whom they have already been defeated by this season while participating in the Jungle Holiday Tournament in November. They will face them a third time on Jan. 18.
— Corona del Sol Boys Basketball (@cdsboyshoops) January 9, 2024
Corona have looked significantly better than they did last season, regardless of this loss. The team ended last season with a 9-17 record, missing both the 6A and state playoffs.
The Aztecs will next match up against the 15-4 Rancho Solana Prep Mustangs on Wednesday, Jan. 10 @ 6 p.m. MST.
Tigers Turn It Around
After starting the season rolling with a 6-0 record, the Tigers (9-6) began to struggle as they lost six of their next eight games.
Coming off a three-game losing streak, the team was able to put it together and get a close road victory against Corona del Sol on Monday.
Gilbert has shown that it can compete at a high level in the 6A and state but will look to do that consistently as the playoffs approach.
McClintock Shootout, holiday hoops, and vintage Gilbert @JayCaserio and Gary Ernst ball. Watch the ball movement 13 passes before finding shooter Gus Cardon for the open look. $ Tigers up 30-21 vs Central pic.twitter.com/yfVJ2MvMwZ
— Kevin McCabe (@KevinMcCabe987) December 26, 2023
Their next challenge will come against the 8-8 Brophy College Prep Broncos, who have lost their last three games.