Chad Carter scored 16 and Lawrence Hampton added 14 as defending Class 5A Division II boys basketball champion Ironwood Ridge beat Yuma 65-46 on Saturday.
The Nighthawks, the tournament’s No. 1 seed, move on to Friday’s 5A-II semifinals at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. Ironwood Ridge will play No. 12 Phoenix South Mountain at 12:45 p.m.
In 5A-I quarterfinal action, No. 6 Sierra Vista Buena went on the road and knocked off No. 3 Mesa Mountain View 61-50 to advance to Wednesday’s semifinal in Glendale’s Jobing.com Arena.
The Colts outscored Mountain View 24-12 in the final quarter for the win. Buena got double-digit scoring from five players – Anthony Miller (15 points), Casey Mackin (13), Daniel Chavez (11), Derek Lane (11) and D’Che Milburn (11).
Buena will play No. 2 Phoenix St. Mary’s at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 5A-I semifinals.