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A strong team effort and fast pace of play fueled the Mingus Union High School boys basketball team to an 81-73 win over visiting Washington High School.

The Marauders outscored the Rams 21-10 in the third quarter to rebound from a 34-31 deficit at halftime.

The Achilles heel of the Mingus Union High School boys soccer team this season has been on defense, again being a key factor in the Marauders’ 3-1 loss to visiting Estrella Foothills High School on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Mingus, which fell to 0-4-1 on the season, showed bright spots at times offensively, but struggled to consistently create quality opportunities to score.

The Mingus Union High School girls basketball team did all the damage necessary in the first quarter of its 42-33 Grand Canyon Section victory over visiting Prescott High School on Friday, Dec. 9.

The Marauders, who improved to 2-0 in sectional play and 4-2 overall, scored the first 12 points of the game to build a 16-1 lead at the end of the first quarter, and the Badgers would never get closer than nine.

Despite a hard push in the first quarter, the Mingus Union High School football team failed to avenge its 61-17 regular season defeat Oct. 28 by Peoria’s Sunrise Mountain High School during a
49-6 loss Nov. 4, booting the Marauders out of the first round of the playoffs.Mingus Union High School senior Juan Ruiz, No. 18, center, looks for running room after taking a handoff from senior quarterback Trey Meyer, left in a Marauders game earlier this season. In the first round game of the playoffs against Sunrise Mountain High School, Ruiz had 24 yards  on 12 carries, plunging through defenders. Meyer had five completions on nine attempts for 79 yards. The Marauders lost 49-6.

The Marauders came out eager, garnering a holding penalty on the opening kickoff and were plagued by penalties throughout the game, giving the Mustangs extra yardage.

A short running game on the first drive led to long pass to Sunrise’s Angel Ruiz, and a 15-yard penalty for a late hit on the quarterback placed the ball inside the 20-yard line.

Two Marauder buzzer beaters, a scoring clinic at the beginning of the second quarter and a birthday celebration.

The Mingus Union High School boys basketball team put on a show at its 74-51 4A Grand Canyon Section victory against the visiting Prescott High School Badgers
on Dec. 9.

It will be deja vu for the Mingus Union High School football team Friday, but the Marauders are hoping it’s not deja vu all over again.

After getting thoroughly dominated by Sunrise Mountain High School, 61-17, in Peoria, Friday, Oct. 28, the Marauders will face Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Friday, Nov. 4.

Despite the loss, Mingus [6-4] secured a playoff spot as the 14th seed in the 16-team 4A championship, but as fate and the Arizona Interscholastic Association would have it, they are matched against the Mustangs, who are seeded third.

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