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Canyon keeps rolling in Classic

Cowboys boys basketball team gets a bigger challenge in their own tournament, turns away Lancaster

Posted: December 11, 2009 11:09 p.m.
Updated: December 12, 2009 4:30 a.m.
Canyon boys basketball is showing little hospitality in its own Canyon Classic.

The Cowboys won their third straight game in as many nights with a 59-52 victory over a much more challenging Lancaster team at Canyon High.

“Our focus has been on defense and this was a good test for us,” said Cowboys head coach Chad Phillips. “Lancaster is a very good team and they were a great test.”

Canyon guards Coley Apsay and Kris Quant led a defensive pressure that gave fits to Lancaster (2-1), which certainly gave the Cowboys (7-2) their toughest test of the tournament.

The Cowboys won their first two games of the tournament by 41 and 50 points respectively.

Apsay and Quant also paced Canyon’s offense.

Apsay scored 11 points to lead the Cowboys.

Quant added eight.

The Cowboys kept Lancaster covered for most of the night and pressured the Eagles into poor shooting situations.

But the Eagles were also ready to run. A late push by Lancaster cut the deficit to 46-42 with less than three minutes to go.

However Canyon forward Brian Nnaoji made a three-point play that brought the Canyon faithful to its feet and helped ice the game for the Cowboys.

Canyon plays today at 7 p.m. in the championship game against the winner of Friday night’s Valencia-Paraclete game.

Valencia and Paraclete didn’t tip off until nearly 10 p.m.


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