Phoenix, AZ – Get ready for a battle of wills at St. Mary’s High School as the home-standing Knights (16-6) welcome the Marcos de Niza Padres (7-13) in a non-conference showdown on Wednesday night. While the Knights hold the advantage in the win column, the hungry Padres are looking to spring an upset and grab a much-needed victory.
What it is: Arizona High School basketball
Matchup: Marcos de Niza Padres vs St. Mary’s Knights
Time: Wednesday, January 24, at 7 pM ET
Game Type: home non-conference
Locations: St. Mary’s High School- Phoenix, AZ
Live Stream: Watch here
Knights Seeking to Extend Winning Streak
St. Mary’s has been on a tear lately, winning five of their last six games. Their balanced offense, led by senior guard [Player 1 name] (18.2 ppg) and junior forward [Player 2 name] (14.7 ppg, 9.2 rebounds), keeps defenses guessing. Their suffocating defense, anchored by senior center [Player 3 name] (3.1 blocks per game), has been making life difficult for opposing teams.
Padres Determined to Turn Corner
The Marcos de Niza Padres might not boast the winning record, but they are a gritty bunch with a never-say-die attitude. They are coming off a narrow loss to Desert Vista and looking to get back on track. Senior guard [Player 4 name] (16.5 ppg) is a scoring machine, capable of catching fire from beyond the arc or driving to the hoop with intensity. The Padres’ scrappy defense and ability to hustle could give the Knights a run for their money.
Key Matchup: Can St. Mary’s Contain [Player 4 name]’s Scoring Explosions?
The key matchup in this game will be St. Mary’s defense against the explosive scoring of [Player 4 name]. The Knights will need to stay alert and disciplined on the perimeter to limit his three-point attempts and contest his drives to the basket. If they can keep him in check, they might be able to contain the Padres’ offense and secure the victory. However, if [Player 4 name] gets hot from beyond the arc or finds ways to penetrate the Knights’ defense, the Padres could be on their way to an upset.
Prediction: Close Contest with St. Mary’s Holding Slight Edge
While the Padres are hungry for a win and have the potential to upset the Knights, St. Mary’s home-court advantage, balanced offense, and strong defense give them a slight edge in this game. However, expect a close and exciting contest that will come down to who executes better in the final stretch.
How to Watch:
The game will be played at St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix, AZ, and it will tip off at 7:00 PM ET. You can watch the game live on the NFHS Network.
St. Mary’s Knights are averaging 68.1 points per game this season.
Marcos de Niza Padres are averaging 60.2 points per game.
The St. Mary’s Knights vs. Marcos de Niza Padres game is a must-watch for any Arizona high school basketball fan. With both teams hungry for victory and boasting talented players, this non-conference clash promises to be a nail-biter. So buckle up, grab your snacks, and get ready for a thrilling battle on the hardwood.