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  GILBERT VS HIGLEY - January 15, 2019  

 



 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 68
HIGLEY - - - - 19

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - 2 - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - 1 - 1/2 - 2/2 4 - -
Noah Self 3 2 - 2/4 0/2 - 4 - -
Jake Ehmann - 8 1 5/7 - 4/5 14 2 3
Nikko Pentelute 1 2 - 1/1 - 1/1 3 - -
Brycen Long 1 5 1 2/5 3/5 1/2 14 - 1
Ian Splittorff - 2 - - 0/1 - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - 2 - 2/2 - - 4 1 -
Jaqwaun Myles 2 2 - 1/1 1/1 - 5 1 -
Paul Maldonado 1 4 1 1/2 2/4 - 8 3 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 4 5 1 2/4 - 1/4 5 - 2
Tampa Scott 1 1 - 1/4 1/2 2/4 7 - -

TOTAL

13 36 4 18/32 7/15 11/18 68 7 6

PCT

- - - 56% 47% 61% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS CAMPO VERDE - January 11, 2019  

 



 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 56
CAMPO VERDE - - - - 44

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 8 2 2/7 1/3 4/8 11 - -
Jake Ehmann - - - 4/6 - 2/2 10 - -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 1 1 1 1/3 1/4 2/2 9 2 -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 1 3 1 0/2 - 2/2 2 2 -
Paul Maldonado 4 2 - - 1/2 2/4 5 3 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt - 11 - 2/6 - 6/10 10 3 3
Tampa Scott - 1 - 1/3 1/1 4/4 9 - -

TOTAL

8 30 4 10/27 4/10 22/32 56 10 3

PCT

- - - 37% 40% 69% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS CASTEEL - January 08, 2019  

 


The Tigers got back to action after the Holiday tournament Tuesday night with a home contest versus the Casteel Colts. The Colts came into the game with an impressive 13-4 record with most of their losses coming when a variety of key players being injured. The Colts, coached by GHS grad Brett Huston, are very well coached and very skilled at the guard positions which made basketball life difficult for the Tigers, especially in the 3rd quarter cutting the lead to 4 points. The Tigers were able to dig in though and execute fairly well in the 4th quarter to win by a score of 72-50.

The Tigers executed the game plan pretty good, getting the ball inside to Carson Towt and Jake Ehmann and the Colts really brought a lot of defensive attention their way, which ultimately led to some perimeter baskets by Doc Self and Brycen Long in the first half. The third quarter the Tigers got in a funk offensively, mainly due to Casteel's well played offense, including Deven Franks scoring 9 of his 16 points. The Tigers really didn't have an answer for Deven until Jaqwaun Myles covered him and being able to slow him down a bit in the 4th quarter.

When the Colts cut the Tiger lead to 4 points the Tigers did a good job of not panicking and rather than play hero ball, they stuck to their way of playing together and through the offense, which led to baskets spread out by multiple Tigers. Casteel then had to get into some full court presses, but the Tigers knifed through well for easy baskets to pull away. Four Tigers scored double figures, including Doc Self with 11 points, Jake Ehmann with 12 points, Brycen Long with 15 points and leading the way was Carson Towt's 21 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists.

Next up is an away game at Campo Verde Friday night with the Freshmen starting at 4:00 PM, JV at 5:30 PM and the Varsity at 7:00 PM. Hope to see the Gilbert faithful out to support!

 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 15 17 12 28 72
CASTEEL 13 08 17 12 50

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova 1 - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 4 2 2 4/5 1/6 - 11 1 -
Jake Ehmann - 6 - 5/11 - 2/2 12 2 1
Nikko Pentelute - - - 1/1 - - 2 - -
Brycen Long 1 3 1 2/5 3/4 2/3 15 - -
Ian Splittorff - 1 - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 3 1 1 1/1 0/2 1/1 3 1 -
Paul Maldonado 3 2 - 1/2 2/4 - 8 1 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 7 14 - 8/11 - 5/6 21 1 -
Tampa Scott - 1 - - - - - - -

TOTAL

19 30 4 22/36 6/16 10/12 72 6 1

PCT

- - - 61% 38% 83% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS CESAR CHAVEZ - December 29, 2018  

 


TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 53
CESAR CHAVEZ - - - - 41

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 1 1 2 1/2 0/4 6/7 8 -1 -
Jake Ehmann - 5 - 3/7 - - 6 - -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 3 9 3 1/4 2/4 4/5 12 1 2
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 1 1 - 0/3 - 1/2 1 3 -
Paul Maldonado 2 2 - 5/6 0/1 - 10 1 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 4 8 1 3/7 - 8/8 14 1 1
Tampa Scott - - - 0/1 0/1 2/2 2 1 -

TOTAL

11 26 6 13/30 2/10 21/24 53 8 3

PCT

- - - 43% 20% 88% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS APOLLO - December 28, 2018  

 


Gilbert, Cesar Chavez reach McClintock final
December 28, 2018 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365

Don't be surprised if the semifinal between Gilbert and Apollo at the 25th annual McClintock Holiday Shootout doesn't re-appear come February and state tournament time.

The 5A squads brought brought a combined record of 25-1 to Doc Zinke Gymnasium on Friday night and the team that was unscathed is unscathed no more.

Gilbert opened up a double-digit lead after the first quarter and it never dropped below that level to the end in a 60-45 win for the Tigers over the Hawks.

Gilbert (14-1) advances to the tournament final Saturday facing Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez knocked off Mesa High in the other semifinal, 67-48. Game time for the title game is 7pm at McClintock. Apollo lost for the first time and is 15-1.

Gilbert's triumph was complete in its execution. The Tigers' offense revolved around the trio of seniors Jake Ehmann, Doc Self and junior Brycen Long. Ehmann tallied his 20 points inside. Self connected for 11 of his 15 in the second period on 4 of 4 shooting, including three threes. Long hit a couple threes in the first period and the rest from short range or the line in totaling 15 points.

"Our guys played well," Gilbert coach Jay Caserio said. "We rebounded well. I think we were plus 12 or 14 in the first half. I liked the defense especially how Bryson and Jaqwuan played guarding the big guy (Emmanuel) Taban. We've been in this tournament a lot. It's the first time in awhile we've been able to play on Saturday (final day)."

Taban, a 6-foot-7 senior who plays on the perimeter, was held scoreless in the first half as Gilbert took a 36-19 lead to intermission. Taban finished with seven points, 11 shy of his season average. He didn't score until almost midway through the third period. Taban exited the game with less than a minute left with an injury to his left leg. No word on the extent.

Caserio was eager to see if his team could handle Apollo's pressure and he felt good about the first hal with only five turnovers. Rebounding and good, quick passes led to several layups (mostly by Ehmann). Self took care of the perimeter game, finishing with four threes and a 12-footer to go with one free throw.

Zeke Thompkins led Apollo with 12 points and Paris Woods had 10. The closest Apollo got in the second half was 12 (39-27) with 4:40 left in the third period.

 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 60
APOLLO - - - - 45

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 1 3 1 1/2 4/6 1/4 15 1 -
Jake Ehmann - 10 - 9/12 0/1 2/4 20 2 -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 3 4 - 3/3 2/3 3/4 15 6 -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 4 2 - 1/3 - - 2 - -
Paul Maldonado 4 2 - 0/2 1/1 0/2 3 - -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt - 21 - 1/4 - 3/6 5 3 2
Tampa Scott 2 - - - 0/1 - - - -

TOTAL

14 42 1 15/26 7/12 9/20 60 12 2

PCT

- - - 58% 58% 45% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS ARCADIA - December 27, 2018  

 



MCCLINTOCK SHOOTOUT - ROUND 2

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 68
ARCADIA - - - - 38

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - 1 - 0/1 1/2 1 - -
Adonai Kabash - 1 - 0/1 - - - - -
Noah Self 2 5 1 1/1 0/1 1/2 3 2 1
Jake Ehmann 1 8 1 1/4 - 2/2 4 - 1
Nikko Pentelute - 2 - 1/1 0/1 - 2 1 -
Brycen Long 1 7 6 2/4 3/7 4/7 17 1 -
Ian Splittorff - 1 - - 1/2 - 3 - -
Taylor Baldwin 1 3 - 1/1 - - 2 - -
Jaqwaun Myles 2 2 1 - - 1/2 1 1 -
Paul Maldonado - 1 - 2/2 0/3 0/1 4 2 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt - 13 - 7/10 - 13/17 27 4 -
Tampa Scott - 1 - 0/5 - 4/4 4 - -

TOTAL

7 44 10 15/29 4/15 26/37 68 11 2

PCT

- - - 52% 27% 70% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS BASHA - December 26, 2018  

 



MCCLINTOCK SHOOTOUT - ROUND 1

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 47
BASHA - - - - 33

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 6 - 1/2 2/5 2/2 10 2 -
Jake Ehmann - 6 - 6/9 - - 12 1 2
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 1 3 - 1/2 1/2 - 5 - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 1 2 1 - - 2/2 2 2 -
Paul Maldonado 2 2 - 2/3 0/2 - 4 - -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 6 9 3 4/9 - 3/6 11 1 4
Tampa Scott - - - - 1/1 - 3 - -

TOTAL

12 28 4 14/26 4/10 7/10 47 6 6

PCT

- - - 54% 40% 70% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS AGUA FRIA - December 20, 2018  

 

The Tigers took care of business Thursday night in THE Jungle in a non-region contest versus Agua Fria by toppling the Owls by a score of 64-27. Agua Fria came out to start the game in a 2-3 zone and the Tigers moved the ball well to find open teammates, which regularly ended with Brycen Long threes who connected on four in the first quarter. Agua Fria called a timeout and went into an odd front zone and then that is when 6'6 Carson Towt went to work scoring 10 of his game high 15 points around the paint and in fact Carson missed only one field goal on the night going 7 for 8. Tigers led at the break 38 to 17.

Agua Fria came out of the locker room playing man to man defense and the Tigers executed nicely, including a thunderous baseline dunk by Carson Towt. Paul Maldonado added a three and a driving layup, Tampa Scott continues to knock down threes as he hit two in the second half and Jaqwaun Myles seems to continue to get to the paint for layups and getting his teammates open perimeter looks. Quiet night for starting PG, Doc Self, but he facilitated the offense nicely and great to see the Tigers run offense well when teams try to take away Doc who has shot the ball well all season.

Besides Carson's 15 points, other double digit scorers for the Tigers were Brycen Long's 12 points and Paul Maldonado's 11 points. The Tigers now have a short break until they have a rematch with the Basha Bears in the first round of the McClintock tournament. The Tigers open up with the Bears on December 26th at 8:30PM at McClintock HS.
 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 16 22 15 11 64
AGUA FRIA 09 08 04 06 27

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - 1/2 - 3 - -
Adonai Kabash - - - 0/2 - - - - -
Noah Self 4 - - 1/4 1/4 - 5 1 -
Jake Ehmann 1 6 - 0/2 - 2/2 2 2 -
Nikko Pentelute 2 1 - - - - - - -
Brycen Long - 5 - 0/1 4/4 - 12 - 1
Ian Splittorff - - 1 - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin 1 3 1 2/3 - 2/2 6 - 1
Jaqwaun Myles 2 2 3 1/3 - 2/3 4 - -
Paul Maldonado 4 3 - 1/1 3/6 0/1 11 2 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 1 5 1 7/8 - 1/2 15 - 2
Tampa Scott - - - 0/2 2/2 - 6 - -

TOTAL

15 25 6 12/26 11/18 8/10 64 5 4

PCT

- - - 46% 61% 80% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS WILLIAMS FIELD - December 18, 2018  

 

The Tigers opened their 2018-19 San Tan Region games on the road versus a well-coached, tough-nosed Williams Field team and were able to come away with a 61-44 road victory.

Williams Field played very tough and was ready for most of what the Tigers tried to do on the offensive side of the ball, making it difficult at times to get open looks. The Tigers had a slim 1 point lead at the end of the first with Paul Maldonado scoring 7 of his 13 points and Williams Field's leading scorer Camden Plewe scoring 7 of his game high 18 points.

The Tigers tried to use some full court pressure in the 2nd quarter to speed up the Blackhawks and generate some offense and it was successful as the Tigers outscored Williams Field 16-9. Tigers lead 27-19 at the break.

The start of the 3rd quarter was played well by the Tigers, but the last 4 minutes execution and intelligence went out the door, coupled with Williams Field Camden Plewe and Montez Taylor making the Tigers pay with a variety of buckets including a steal at half court right before the end of the 3rd by Plewe and a Taylor finishing bank shot.

The final quarter the Tigers played very very well winning the quarter 21-7. Defensively, forcing the Blackhawks into tough shots and ending the possessions with Carson Towt and Jake Ehmann rebounds. Offensively the Tigers shared the ball and made their free throws to stretch their lead. The Tigers were led by Jake Ehmann's double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Paul Maldonado and Doc Self had another double digit scoring night each with 13 and 10 points respectively and Carson Towt just missed out on another double-double of his own scoring 9 points and hauling down 12 rebounds.

Up next for the Tigers is our last power point game before the break and the Holiday McClintok tournament with a home game Thursday night versus the Agua Fria Owls.
 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 11 16 13 21 61
WILLIAMS FIELD 10 09 18 07 44

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 3 2 4 2/5 - 6/6 10 2 -
Jake Ehmann 1 12 - 5/7 0/1 5/6 15 2 -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 1 4 - 3/4 0/2 1/1 7 2 -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 1 1 - - - 4/4 4 2 -
Paul Maldonado - 2 - 2/6 2/4 3/4 13 4 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 3 12 1 3/7 - 3/4 9 4 -
Tampa Scott - 1 1 0/1 1/3 - 3 - -

TOTAL

9 34 6 15/30 3/10 22/25 61 16 0

PCT

- - - 50% 30% 88% - - -

 

 
 

GILBERT VS MILLENNIUM - December 15, 2018

 

 


Gilbert holds off Millennium for 64-53 win
December 15, 2018 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365

Doc Self made Millennium's Saturday afternoon's lengthy drive from Goodyear to Gilbert a nightmare.

By the time Millennium found its equilibrium, it was too late. The visiting Tigers gave their best shot at the end in attempting to overcome the hometown Tigers, but fell short.

Self reeled off the game's first 11 points and hit for 19 of his game-high 27 in the first half leading sizzling Gilbert to a 64-53 win over Millennium in a 5A non-region matinee.

Gilbert won its seventh consecutive game to improve to 9-1 overall and 6-0 in power-ranking games. Its only loss was in its preseason tournament to Pinnacle. Millennium, another of the top teams in 5A, dropped to 8-4 overall, 6-1 prg.

Self, a 5-foot-10 senior point guard, put the hammer down on Millennium immediately. Self connected on threes in his first three attempts and when he made a fourth bucket for an 11-0 lead, Millennium coach Ty Amundsen had to call time to regroup his troops.

Gilbert ended the first period with a 21-4 advantage. Nothing changed as the teams went to the half with Gilbert up 32-15. Self made 5 of 8 threes in the half. He had the looks he wanted in hitting those shots.

"He had open shots and he gets his shot off quick regardless," Gilbert coach Jay Caserio said. "His teammates were looking for him."

Gilbert's lead stretched to 44-21 with 3:42 left in the third period. The thought of completing a rout, however, disappeared quickly. By quarter's end, Millennium had shaved the lead to 48-36.

Led by a strong second half from sophomore guard Justus Jackson, Millennium increased pressure on defense and made things tense down the stretch. Jackson scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half and with 3:08 left Millennium trailed only 49-46.

To the rescue with big baskets came Gilbert post Carson Towt (13 points) with three buckets helping bump the lead to 58-49. Self scored five points in in the final 90 seconds to finish Millennium's comeback bid.

Jackson was the lone Millennium player to tally in double figures. Leading scorer -- 6-9 sophomore DaRon Holmes - was limited to a season-low six points.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 64
MILLENNIUM - - - - 53

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 3 - 2/3 6/11 5/7 27 4 -
Jake Ehmann 3 12 3 2/7 - 0/1 6 1 -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 3 10 1 0/6 2/4 2/3 8 - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 5 1 2 - 0/1 - - 1 -
Paul Maldonado 1 1 - 0/1 - 3/4 3 2 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 1 13 1 6/16 - 1/2 13 1 1
Tampa Scott 1 - - - 1/2 4/6 7 - -

TOTAL

16 40 7 10/33 9/18 15/22 64 9 1

PCT

- - - 30% 50% 68% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS IRONWOOD RIDGE - December 13, 2018  

 


The Tigers traveled down to Oro Valley Thursday night and earned their first program sweep of the year as all three levels came out victorious including a 69-40 victory by the varsity.

The Tigers played a bit sloppy in the first half, but were able to make enough plays and hit enough shots to have a 20 point lead going into the locker room. The game started out with Paul Maldonado (game high 14 points) hitting a three followed by Doc Self knocking one down in the second possession. After Carson Towt found his way for two easy baskets, Paul Maldonado knocked down his second three and then Brycen Long drained one from the right wing assisted by Carson Towt's nice skip pass.

The Nighthawks started the 2nd half well, executing on a couple of nice plays around the rim, but the Tigers got on track and were able to outscore Ironwood Ridge by a score of 24-12. The Nighthawks kept playing hard and outscored the Tigers by 6 points in the final stanza, but the lead the Tigers built up through the first three quarters gave enough breathing room.

The Tigers were led in scoring by Paul Maldonado's 14 points, followed by Jake Ehmann's solid game of 11 points. Also scoring double figures was Carson Towt as he notched another double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Up next for the Tigers is a rare Saturday afternoon game at 3PM versus the young and talented Millennium Tigers who also have moved down to 5A from last year. Coach Amundsen, who has been as successful as any coach in Arizona over the last decade plus, has a Millennium team that is led by numerous young players, but mainly by their 6' 9 power forward, DaRon Holmes. DaRon is one of the top ranked sophomores in the country.

 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 17 22 24 02 69
IRONWOOD RIDGE 08 11 12 08 40

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 4 1 1 1/2 2/2 1/1 9 1 -
Jake Ehmann - 3 - 4/4 -1/1 0/1 11 - 1
Nikko Pentelute - - - 0/1 - - - - -
Brycen Long 2 5 4 2/7 1/2 2/2 9 - -
Ian Splittorff - - 1 - 0/1 0/2 - - -
Taylor Baldwin - 1 - 2/2 - 2/2 6 - -
Jaqwaun Myles - 2 3 2/2 - - 4 2 -
Paul Maldonado 1 1 - 2/7 3/5 - 14 3 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 4 11 2 4/9 - 3/6 11 - 1
Tampa Scott 2 4 1 0/1 - 5/7 5 1 -

TOTAL

13 28 12 17/35 7/11 12/20 69 7 2

PCT

- - - 49% 64% 60% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS SUNNYSLOPE - December 07, 2018  

 


The Tigers had a home meeting Friday night versus the Sunnyslope Vikings who are the two time defending 5A state champs and came away with a 57-45 victory. The Tigers knew it was going to be a dog-fight as Coach Portella's teams are always tough and defend well.

To start the game the Vikings threw the first punch by going up 6-0 quickly, but the Tigers responded well with Doc Self and Tampa Scott knocking down a three each and Carson Towt getting to the line 4 times, converting three of them allowed the Tigers to hold a slight 2 point lead.

The Tigers second quarter was well played outscoring the Vikings 16-6. Doc canned two more threes, Jake with a couple of baskets including a nice baseline mid-range jumper and Jaqwaun Myles' tough driving finish at the rim. Couple that scoring with Jake Ehmann's defense on Sunnyslope's power forward Paul Hayden (12 points) and the impressive defense of Paul Maldonado on point guard Zach Paloma, who is a very very difficult cover. Halftime: Tigers 27 - Vikings 15.

The Tigers started the second half well and for a moment it looked the Tigers could of pulled away, but to no surprise the Vikings clawed their way back closing the gap to 7 points by back to back threes by Paloma and Ivan Polamar's 7 points. With momentum on Sunnyslope's side the Tigers responded nicely in the final stanza with great passing and Brycen Long getting on track with 9 of his 14 points and Doc Self with 10 of his game high 23 points. In fact, senior point guard Doc Self, scored and shot the ball well in all four quarters for a balanced offensive effort. Carson Towt was limited to only 5 points, but led the Tigers with 8 rebounds and controlled the paint for the Tigers. Brycen Long also chipped in with 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

The Tigers now don't play till Thursday night as they travel to Oro Valley and take on Ironwood Ridge.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 11 16 11 19 57
SUNNYSLOPE 09 06 16 16 45

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 1 2 1 2/5 4/7 7/8 23 1 -
Jake Ehmann - 4 1 2/2 0/1 2/2 8 - -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 3 5 1 3/7 2/6 2/2 14 - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 3 2 - 1/1 - 0/1 2 2 -
Paul Maldonado 1 - 1 1/3 - 0/2 2 1 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 2 8 - 0/3 - 5/6 5 1 1
Tampa Scott 1 3 1 0/1 1/2 - 3 - -

TOTAL

11 24 5 9/22 7/16 16/21 57 5 1

PCT

- - - 41% 44% 76% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS BETTY FAIRFAX - December 04, 2018  

 


The Tigers had a nice road victory Tuesday night versus Betty Farifax by beating the Stampede by a 76-43 score. Gilbert had a nice 1st quarter out-scoring Fairfax 19-9 by getting the ball inside for baskets by Jake Ehmann (10 points) and Carson Towt (17 points) and kick out threes. The second quarter started and the game changed. Fairfax looked confident and the Tigers, due t0 foul trouble by some key players, looked out of sorts. Fairfax caught absolute fire, especially #20 Zakee Shelton (team high 17 points), connecting on five 3s in the quarter. Maybe it was caused by our bus breaking down on the side streets of Tempe for 30 minutes, but Fairfax was clicking on all cylinders. If it wasn't for Doc Self's 10 second quarter points (13 points for the game) the Tigers would of been all tied up at halftime. With that said, the Tigers had a 6 point lead at the break.

The second half the Tigers continued to get the ball inside and execute and the Stampede hot shooting streak went cold. The Tigers held Fairfax to a total of 11 points in the second half, which was nice to see. The Tigers had four players score double figures with Brycen Long's 18 points as the game high. The coaches were very happy with Jaqwaun Myles, Paul Maldonado and Tampa Scott's more discipline defensive play in the second half which allowed the Tigers to get stops and break outs.

Up next for the Tigers is a home contest versus back to back defending state champs of Sunnyslope. In fact Sunnyslope has played in the last 3 state championships beating the Tigers in the semi-finals three years ago, but eventually losing to Mesa. Sunnyslope plays a hard-nosed style of basketball, led by their tough-minded coach Ray Portella. The Tigers will definitely need their A-game to be successful.
 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 19 19 26 12 76
FAIRFAX 09 23 07 04 43

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 2 3 2/3 3/5 1/2 14 2 -
Jake Ehmann 4 5 2 3/4 - 3/5 9 - 2
Nikko Pentelute 2 - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 1 5 - 2/3 3/5 5/5 18 3 -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - 2 - 2/4 - - 4 2 -
Jaqwaun Myles 3 3 3 - - 3/4 3 1 -
Paul Maldonado 1 1 - 1/3 1/2 - 5 - -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 4 7 1 7/12 - 3/5 17 3 1
Tampa Scott 1 2 1 0/2 - 6/6 6 1 -

TOTAL

18 27 10 17/31 7/12 21/26 76 12 3

PCT

- - - 55% 58% 81% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS DESERT MOUNTAIN - November 29, 2018  

 


The Tigers had their first home power-point game last night in The Jungle and came out victorious versus a well-coached Desert Mountain team by a score of 58-30. The Tigers did a nice job early in the game covering the Wolves' set plays and shuffle offense. The Tiger's team defense was very sharp, but personally, Carson Towt was as good defending in the post against Desert Mountain's leading scorer Branden Kron as I've seen him over his career. The covers on Desert Mountain three point shooters by Jaqwaun Myles, Paul Maldonado and Brycen Long was very good too and in fact Desert Mountain had no three point field goals made on the night and no player from Desert Mountain scored in double figures on the night.

The Tigers were led in scoring by Brycen Long with 17 points and 4 rebounds. Carson Towt also had double digit scoring with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Paul Maldonado had an efficient night shooting the ball scoring 8 points himself.

The Tigers have Friday night off and then are excited to ring the bell for the Salvation Army all day Saturday at the Bass Pro Shop in Mesa. Stop by and say hello to our Tigers and donate to a good cause.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 15 16 16 11 58
DESERT MOUNTAIN 11 04 05 10 30

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 1 - 1/4 1/1 - 5 1 1
Jake Ehmann 1 6 4 2/4 - - 4 - 2
Nikko Pentelute 1 - - 0/1 - 1/2 1 1 -
Brycen Long - 4 - 6/7 1/4 2/2 17 1 -
Ian Splittorff - 1 - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - 1 1 - - - 2 1 -
Jaqwaun Myles 3 2 1 2/2 - - 4 - -
Paul Maldonado 2 1 1 0/1 2/3 2/2 8 1 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 5 6 2 5/8 - 3/3 13 1 3
Tampa Scott - 2 - 2/3 0/1 - 4 - -

TOTAL

14 24 9 19/36 4/9 8/9 58 6 6

PCT

- - - 53% 44% 89% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS HIGHLAND - November 27, 2018  

 


The first power point game for the Tigers this season happened to by against their cross-town Highland Hawks rivals Tuesday night and on a night when both schools played a boys and girls double header to support Chip Pettit who is fighting his battle with cancer, the Tigers were able to scratch and claw their way to a nail-biting 59-55 road win.

The first half showed no separation by either team as both Gilbert and Highland were knotted up at 12 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was very similar, back and forth, until senior Jake Ehmann grabbed a big offensive rebound put back right before the buzzer to give the Tigers a 3 point lead.

The Tiger's came out of the break and put together a nice 3rd quarter out-scoring the Hawks 18-7, spreading the ball around to multiple players for baskets and grabbing a 14 point lead going into the final stanza. As nicely played as the third quarter was for the Tigers the same couldn't be said for the 4th as the Hawks' pick and roll game really caused problems for the Tigers, creating mismatches, drive and kick threes and drawing numerous fouls. Highland's Justin Stidhum (13 points), Anthony Esposito (13 points) and Tanner Crandall (9 points) did much of their damage by great guard play in the second half. The Tigers didn't help either going 14 for 24 from the freethrow line, missing 9 freethrows in the 4th quarter. Key plays were Jake Ehmann's (10 rebounds total) huge defensive rebounds down the stretch and Jaqwaun Myles' 3 for 3 from the freethrow line when the Tigers needed them the most.

The Tigers were led in scoring by Brycen Long's 16 points, Carson Towt's 14 points and Doc Self's 10 points. Doc also had 4 assists and 3 rebounds. Jake Ehmann and Carson Towt were huge on the glass for the Tigers all evening with 10 and 8 respectively. Up next for the Tigers is a home game versus the well-coached, tough-minded Desert Mountain Wolves Thursday night in The Jungle at 7:00PM.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 12 17 18 12 59
HIGHLAND 12 14 07 22 55

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 4 3 - 3/6 0/2 4/5 10 - -
Jake Ehmann - 10 1 4/6 - 0/2 8 - -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long 1 2 - 2/4 3/4 3/4 16 3 -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - 1/1 - - 2 - -
Jaqwaun Myles 2 3 2 2/2 - 3/3 7 1 1
Paul Maldonado 2 2 - 0/4 - 2/2 2 2 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 4 8 - 6/10 0/2 2/8 14 2 -
Tampa Scott - - 2 - 0/2 - - 1 -

TOTAL

13 28 5 18/33 3/10 14/24 59 9 1

PCT

- - - 54% 30% 58% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS PERRY - November 23, 2018  

 


After losing Wednesday night to the top ranked Pinnacle Pioneers, the Tigers played in the 3rd place game Friday afternoon versus the talented and well-coached Perry Pumas who are coached by one of the best in Sammy Duane and led by their Santa Clara commit Jalen Williams who was spectacular all tournament earning an All-Tournament team selection by the coaches.

The Tigers opened up the game a little shaky on defense as J-Dub went to work in the post for easy baskets, multiple step in threes and a couple of free throws to put the Pumas up 20-12 at the end of the first quarter. After back to back threes by Perry's Beau Bongard to start the 2nd quarter the Tigers finally got in a groove on how to at least slow down Williams and with the help of Doc Self's scoring to keep the Tiger's in the game. Just before half a timely and one by Paul Maldonado and offensive rebound put-backs by Jake Ehmann allowed the Tigers to chip away at Perry's lead and go into the locker room at the half only down 4 points by a score of 30-26.

The Pumas started the 2nd half with the first three points, but from that point on the Tigers went on a tear, led by Doc Self's back to back to back threes (5 for the game) and Carson Towt (10 rebounds) and Jake Ehmann (12 rebounds) dominating the glass, scoring around the basket and giving the Tigers multiple possessions. In fact the Tigers out rebounded the Pumas by 12 for the game, which was a huge factor in the game, along with Tiger's guards attacking the rim with the dribble rather than settling for threes. The Tigers played a solid 4th quarter, making free throws (20-26 for the game) and taking care of the ball with only 2 turnovers in the 2nd half.

GAME DAY GALLERY

Even though Jalen Williams had a game high 27 points, the Tiger's Jaqwaun Myles did a nice job of covering him and making many of his shots difficult. Jalen is a very good scorer of the basketball. The Tigers were led by Jake Ehmann's 24 points and 12 rebounds, Doc's Self's 23 points and 3 assists and Carson Towt's 8 points and 10 rebounds and solid defense on 6' 10 freshmen stud Dylan Anderson, making him earn all of his 8 points. Congrats to Gilbert's Doc Self who was also selected to the All-Tournament team by the coaches.

The Tigers now start power-point games next week starting at Highland, their cross-town rivals, Tuesday night. In fact the JV and freshmen games have been moved to Monday night at Highland (4 and 5:30 PM) so that the Lady Tigers, coached by Kyle Pedersen, can have a varsity double header at Highland with the women playing at 5:30P and the men playing right after at 7:00P. Hope to see all the Tigers fans in full force!

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 12 14 24 18 68
PERRY 20 10 14 16 60

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 4 4 2 1/2 5/11 6/6 23 - -
Jake Ehmann 1 10 1 7/14 - 10/12 24 - -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long - - - - - - - - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin 1 - - 1/1 - - 2 - -
Jaqwaun Myles 3 - 2 0/1 - 0/1 - 3 -
Paul Maldonado 1 3 - 1/7 2/6 1/3 9 2 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 1 11 - 3/5 - 2/4 8 2 1
Tampa Scott - 2 1 1/1 0/1 - 2 2 -

TOTAL

11 30 6 14/31 7/18 19/26 68 9 1

PCT

- - - 45% 35% 73% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS PINNACLE - November 21, 2018  

 


The 2-0 Tigers matched up with the 2-0 Pioneers Wednesday night in the 4th annual Welcome to the Jungle Holiday Tournament with the winner advancing to Friday's championship, but a strong 2nd half by Pinnacle and a convincing 58-43 score finds the defending state champs in the championship Friday night at 5:00 PM.

The first half was fast and furious with both teams trying to play up-tempo basketball with Doc Self leading fast breaks and knocking down jumpers for the Tigers, while Carson Towt and Jake Ehmann cleaned up around the paint with numerous rebounds and put backs. Paul Maldonado and Jaqwaun Myles did a pretty good job making Arizona commit Nico Mannion and future college star Trent Brown in check, but timely baskets by the Pioneers found both teams squared at 25 at the break.

The second half was one-sided affair as Gilbert just found themselves stuck in mud and poor guard play with unforced errors allowed Pinnacle get out in transition for easy baskets to pull ahead by a dozen just before the end of the 3rd quarter. The Tigers had a nice 5-0 run at the end of the 3rd to keep themselves within shouting distance.

The final stanza though wasn't much better as the Tigers just simply got sped up, forced one pass low contested shots and terrible transition defense. Credit to Coach Wilde and the Pioneers, they turned up their play, looking like the more confident team and one that were defending state champs. Nico Mannion led the Pioneers with 22 points. Trent Brown chipped in with 11 points and football star Tosh Baker had his best game of the tournament with 10 big points off the bench. Senior Doc Self led the Tigers with 20 points and is playing as good as the Tiger coaching staff has seen in his three years.

Pinnacle advances to the championship Friday night versus Westview at 5:00 PM and the Tigers will play at 3:30 PM versus the Perry Pumas.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 10 15 10 08 43
PINNACLE 09 16 17 16 58

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 8 2 4/5 4/8 - 20 2 -
Jake Ehmann - 10 - 4/7 - 2/4 10 2 -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long - - - - - - - - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin 1 1 - 0/1 - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles 1 1 1 0/2 0/1 2/2 2 3 -
Paul Maldonado 2 1 - 0/1 1/3 - 3 6 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - 2/3 - - -
Carson Towt 3 10 - 3/7 - - 8 1 1
Tampa Scott - 2 - 0/4 0/1 - - - -

TOTAL

9 33 3 9/27 5/13 6/9 43 14 1

PCT

- - - 33% 38% 67% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS BASHA - November 20, 2018  

 


By Les Willsey, AZPreps365  -
A lot of threes went down Tuesday night with Basha and Gilbert tangling on the second day of pool play at the annual Welcome to the Jungle Invite.

As it turned out, Gilbert needed a pair of Paul Maldonado free throws in the final 13 seconds to seal the deal as the Tigers held off Basha, 62-60, at Gilbert High.

Maldonado, a junior guard, was torried from three-point range all evening. He connected on 6 of 8 treys, including five in a row during a portion of the second quarter to the third. Gilbert made 11 threes for the evening. Basha, playing from behind most of the game, kept pecking away with the help of threes. The Bears sank nine. They trailed 52-42 with 3:59 to play, but played with a never-say-die mentality that gave them a chance to the buzzer.

Sophomore guard Trenton McLaughin led Basha's balanced offense with 15 points, including three 3s. Tyler Pugh added 13 points (three 3s) and Jake Moore 12 points and Cj Noder 10 points (three 3s).

Senior guard Doc Self got Gilbert rolling early with three first-quarter 3s and finished with 15 points. Jake Ehmann, a transfer from Ohio, added 11 points doing most of his work inside. Gilbert (2-0) faces Pinnacle (2-0) for that pool's title and a spot in Friday's title game. Pinnacle won the late game Tuesday night with ease, 81-55, over Desert Ridge (0-2).

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - 62
BASHA - - - - 60

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 2 3 2 2/3 3/7 2/2 15 2 -
Jake Ehmann - 7 - 5/9 - 1/3 11 2 -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long - - - - - - - - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - 2 1 1/2 - - 2 - -
Jaqwaun Myles 5 - 3 1/2 - 1/6 3 2 -
Paul Maldonado 1 2 1 1/1 6/9 2/2 22 1 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 8 10 - 0/3 - 3/6 3 1 -
Tampa Scott - 3 - 0/2 2/3 - 6 1 -

TOTAL

- - - 10/22 11/19 9/19 62 7 -

PCT

- - - 45% 58% 47% - - -

 

 
  GILBERT VS DESERT RIDGE - November 19, 2018  

 


The Gilbert Tigers opened up the 2018-19 season and the 4th annual Welcome to the Jungle Holiday Tournament with a win over the Desert Ridge Jaguars by a score of 63-41.

The Tigers started the game strong hitting from three by Paul Maldonado and Jaqwaun Myles to get out to an early double digit lead. The Tigers press also caused some problems speeding up the Jaguars and turning them over leading to back to back dunks by Carson Towt. The Tigers finished the first half nicely with a defensive stop which led to a fast break and a nice find by Paul Maldonado to Doc Self who hit a buzzer beating three. Tigers led 35-14.

The second half the Jaguars executed very well and caused problems for the Tigers mainly by Desert Ridge's promising sophomore Joe Kelsey who led the Jaguars with 9 points. Although, Gilbert's ability to hit the glass, mostly by Jake Ehmann and Carson Towt, kept Desert Ridge at bay.

The Tigers were led by Carson Towt's double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Maldonado and Jaqwaun Myles also had double digit points with 14 and 10 points respectively. Three year varsity player, Doc Self had a steady floor game with 9 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

The Tigers will play the tough-nosed Basha Bears Tuesday night at 6:30 PM who are led by their ex-Tiger and state champion Mike Grothaus. The Bears are always one of the best coached teams and toughest teams in the state.

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT 16 19 16 12 63
DESERT RIDGE 07 07 11 16 41

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self 6 5 3 3/7 1/2 - 9 2 -
Jake Ehmann - 4 2 2/7 - - 4 1 1
Nikko Pentelute 1 - - 0/1 - - - - -
Brycen Long 2 5 - 1/6 0/2 - 2 2 -
Ian Splittorff - - 1 - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - 1 1 2/2 - 0/1 4 - -
Jaqwaun Myles 2 2 - 2/3 2/3 - 10 - -
Paul Maldonado 2 4 - 2/3 3/6 1/1 14 1 -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt 2 11 3 7/11 - 1/3 15 2 2
Tampa Scott - 1 - 2/2 0/1 1/2 5 - 1

TOTAL

15 33 10 18/44 6/14 3/7 63 8 4

PCT

      44% 43% 43%      

 

 
     

 



 

TEAM 1 2 3 4 F
GILBERT - - - - -
OPPONENT - - - - -

 

PLAYER

AST REB STL 2PT 3PT FT PTS TO BLK
Juan Cordova - - - - - - - - -
Adonai Kabash - - - - - - - - -
Noah Self - - - - - - - - -
Jake Ehmann - - - - - - - - -
Nikko Pentelute - - - - - - - - -
Brycen Long - - - - - - - - -
Ian Splittorff - - - - - - - - -
Taylor Baldwin - - - - - - - - -
Jaqwaun Myles - - - - - - - - -
Paul Maldonado - - - - - - - - -
Griffin Lamb - - - - - - - - -
Carson Towt - - - - - - - - -
Tampa Scott - - - - - - - - -

TOTAL

- - - - - - - - -

PCT

- - - - - - - - -

 

 
     
   


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