Print Marauders lose composure and game to Eagles
Written by Staci Gasser   
Thursday, 10 January 2013 00:00

The Mingus Union High School boys basketball team [7-9] lost to the Flagstaff Eagles [8-6], 66-32, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in a Division II, Section II conference match. The Marauders struggled offensively in front of a home crowd against a big rival, and their frustration showed from the start.

Senior Clancy Odegard, right, drives past a defender Tuesday, Jan. 8, during the Mingus Union High School varsity boys basketball 66-32 loss to Flagstaff High School in Cottonwood. Mingus will hit the road to play Coconino High School on Thursday, Jan. 10, and host Payson High School at home Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m.Mingus had a tough time getting the ball in the basket as the Eagles played a hard, in-your-face defense. This caused the Mingus Union players to be aggressive and physical as evidenced by the number of foul shots and technical foul shots taken by the Eagles.

Forty-five percent of the Eagles’ points in the first half came from free throws. A technical foul was called on Marauders senior Rashonn Montgomery, one of the team’s top players, early in the game, and Marauders Head Coach Mark Owens pulled him out of the game due to an on-court incident. Montgomery kicked his chair on the bench and walked to the locker room. He didn’t play another minute of the game.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Jan. 9, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.