The No. 2-seeded Superior Jr. High School eighth-grade boys’ basketball team ended No. 5-seed Mountain Vista’s dreams of a championship, defeating the Cougars in the Central Junior High League Tournament Championship, 32 – 28.
Following a first-round bye, the Jr. Panthers defeated No. 3-seed and tournament host Ray in the semifinals, 31 – 20.
The Cougars pulled upsets in the first two games against No. 4-seed Miami (35 – 30) and top-seeded High Desert (41 – 37) and were looking to make it three-straight against the Jr. Panthers.
Mountain Vista gave a valiant effort but fell short in the end and finished as the CJHL Tournament Runners-Up.