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O’Connor secures spot in 6A semifinal after eliminating the reigning champs

© Sam Ballesteros/The | 2024 Jan 27

The Sandra Day O’Connor Eagles boys basketball team has advanced to the 6A semifinals following a 75-61 victory against the Highland Hawks.

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O’Connor stay dominant

After being eliminated by Highland in Round One of the Open State Playoffs just over a week before this game, O’Connor got their revenge in the 6A bracket.

Matchup watch: Highland host O’Connor in round one of the Open State Playoffs

The Eagles (20-9) have now put together back-to-back double-digit victories in the conference playoffs.

They will next face the No. 1 seed Boulder Creek Jaguars for a spot in the 6A Championship game. Tip-off is set for Wednesday, Feb. 28 @ 7 p.m. MST.

Boulder Creek cruise through Mesa, advance to 6A semfinals


Highland unable to repeat

After being overwhelmed by Notre Dame Prep in Round Two of the Open Playoffs, the Hawks (21-8) entered 6A playoffs.

Notre Dame Prep prove to be too much for Highland

Despite being ranked as a higher seed and hosting O’Connor, Highland could not replicate their success during last season’s run.

The defending 6A Champion will not be able to repeat and will now have to look forward to next season.


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

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