Print Harrison, Nevarez lift Mingus to win streak
Written by George Werner   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 10:31

Just when Mohave and Lee Williams High Schools thought they could stop Mingus Union High School by keying on senior guard and leading scorer Bryant Briscoe, two of his guard mates stepped up in those last two games to lift the Marauders boys basketball team.

Sophomore Zach Simmons, left, and junior Micah Nevarez pressure Lee Williams High School sophomore Kaleb Smith during Mingus Union High School's 60-37 home victory over the Volunteers on Saturday, Jan. 11.
Junior Michael Harrison dropped 18 in a 60-37 blowout of LWHS, while senior Micah Nevarez – off a Briscoe over-the-shoulder assist - sank a last-second 3-point shot from the top of the key to propel the Marauders [12-6] to a two-game winning streak and their first sectional victory, 50-49 over the Thunderbirds.

“Guys like Briscoe, they’ll do the dirty work,” Nevarez said. “But he gave me all the glory: He made a driving play and kicked the three out to me. He didn’t act like, ‘Oh, I made the shot.’”

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, Jan. 15, issue of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.