Tamayo, Moreno lead San Manuel in win against San Carlos

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Javy Tamayo shooting the ball. Photo by Alize Velasquez

  San Manuel juniors Javy Tamayo and Jose Moreno led the Miners to a 67 – 42 victory against visiting San Carlos last Tuesday. Tamayo scored a team-high 14 points while Moreno led the Miners in assists (6), steals (5) and rebounds (6).

  The victory was the Miners first over the Braves in 12 years. San Manuel last defeated San Carlos on Jan. 31, 2006, 53 – 44.

  San Manuel followed Tuesday’s victory by defeating Desert Christian on the road last Friday, 58 – 47, to improve to 5 – 2 on the season. The Miners are ranked No. 19 in the AIA’s most recent rankings.

  Tamayo again led the Miners in scoring with 12 points versus the Eagles while senior Hector Sierra added eight points. Caleb Quintero, a junior, who finished with eight points in Tuesday’s win, led San Manuel with seven rebounds, three assists and four steals against the Eagles.

  Up next:  Dec. 21 vs. Globe at 7 p.m.

Hector Sierra going for a layup. Photo by Francisco Chavez

Andy Luberda (1106 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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