Superior boys basketball without a win

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Superior Panthers

  The Superior boys’ basketball team is surprisingly still searching for its first win of the 2017-18 season after dropping its first three games, two by lopsided margins.

  The Panthers’ closest defeat was at Duncan on Nov. 28 in a game the Wildkats won, 43 – 32.

Junior Steven Ybarra scored a team-high 17 points to lead Superior, which is without a senior on a roster that includes six juniors, two sophomores and four freshmen.

  Kale Major, a junior, had six assists while Jared Moreno had a team-high six rebounds. Cedric Mendoza, Ybarra, and freshman Dominic Hernandez each finished with five rebounds in the loss.

Upcoming games:  Dec. 11 at Baboquivari (7 p.m.), and Dec. 12 vs. NFL Yet Academy (7 p.m.).

Andy Luberda (1068 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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