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Falcons girls’ streak reaches 50 victories

The Catalina Foothills girls soccer team can add a 50-game win streak to its back-to-back state championships.

On Monday, the Falcons topped Glendale Ironwood 3-1 in the Horizon Huskies Tournament of Champions at the Rose Mofford Complex in Phoenix for the milestone.

LeeAnn Felder and Sam Monahan scored for Foothills, which got a third score off an own goal by Ironwood.

Foothills’ streak goes back to the 2004 season, when it won the 4A state title with a 24-1-1 record.

Foothills (9-0) won the 4A Division I title last season with a 26-0 record.

St. Gregory 1, Pusch Ridge Christian 0: The Hawks improved to 3-0, outshooting Pusch Ridge 14-2.

Alejandra Fernandez got the lone goal in the 44th minute.

Girls basketball
Alani Gaxiola had a field day from beyond the arc.

The Nogales senior hit eight 3-pointers – five in the first quarter – on her way to scoring 37 in a 68-56 defeat of visiting Pueblo.

Gaxiola had 31 points at halftime and notched six more points in the third despite sitting out most of the quarter with three fouls.

She didn’t score in the fourth quarter and didn’t play much in it because the team had a sizable lead.

“She had a hot hand,” said Nogales assistant coach O.J. Favela. “They did a good job finding her off screens. She had a big game.”

Pueblo’s Angela Lopez scored 28 in the loss.

Boys basketball
A couple of steals that led to easy transition baskets helped host Cholla top Catalina Foothills 63-58 in overtime.

The Chargers outscored the Falcons 12-7 in the extra stanza.

Aubura Taylor scored 20 points for Cholla, which improved to 5-3 overall.

Foothills’ Louis Lehman led his team with 19.

Tucson High 63, Cienega 55: The Badgers picked up their first win of the season to improve to 1-2. Murphy Gershman and Rojed Castro scored 14 each in the win.

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