photo by Paul Torres
Canutillo was hoping to stay in the playoff race with an upset over Andress. After the first period, it was looking good, with Canutillo leading 12-10. And at the half, they were leading 22-20 in which sophomore Sadi Clemons had 11 at the half.
Then, Andress took over, outscoring Canutillo 13-5 in the third period, and finally winning 51-42. Hannah Cooper was the game’s leading scorer with 26. Arlene Madrid finished with 11 points for Andress, and hit three from beyond the arc in the final period to help Andress on Senior Night.
Canutillo’s Clemons had a total of 18 points, and Ashley Nuñez scored 9 points in a losing effort. Canutillo falls to 17-11 overall and 8-7 in district.
And with the win, Coach Wadrian Wallace and the Andress Eagles become the District 1-5A Champions for 2018-19 with one game remaining on the regular season schedule and moving to 28-4 overall and 14-1 in district.
Eagles are always defensive of their home. Their nest. The Andress Eagles were no different as they were looking to defend their home against the visiting Canutillo Eagles.
Canutillo’s only lead was 3-2, when Andress decided to hold down their opponents, led 19-6 after the first period, and 37-21 at the half on Senior Night for Andress.
Andress came out of the locker room and was in cruise control for the rest of the game and won by a final of 69-57. Alex Monreal led all scorers in a losing effort for Canutillo and finished with 24 points, teammate Ivan Reyes had 17, while the home team (Andress) was paced with Devonte Owens and his 17 points, and Darius Barclay poured in 16 points. Christian Villegas had 13 points.
Canutillo is now 8-21, and 5-8 in district.
Andress remains in 2nd place in the District 1-5A race at 21-7 and 13-1, just behind the league leading Burges Mustangs who Andress plays next Friday at Burges.
The District 1-5A race is heating up with Burges and Andress at 1st & 2nd, respectively. Austin is clinging to 3rd, and Chapin is in 4th, but El Paso and Bowie still remain in the hunt.
Paul Torres Reporting