Our coverage of the Arizona boys high school state championship concludes with the 5A-I and 5A-II title games. SB Nation will continue its high school basketball March Madness bonanza for the weeks ahead as teams from around the country compete for their state championships.
5A Division II Title Game
The first game on the schedule today featured Fairfax High School winning their first state title in their school's short four year history with a double overtime victory over Chaparral by the score of 65-60.
Chaparral had a chance to win in regulation, but couldn't convert its free-throws and a short three-point attempt from Zeke Chapman - son of former NBA player Rex Chapman - allowed Fairfax to do just enough to squeak its way to the first championship in school history on Saturday afternoon at Jobing.com Arena.
Fairfax (23-7), playing its first season with seniors, was led by senior Pierre Newton as the 6-foot-5 forward scored 26 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished eight assists while hitting numerous free-throws to keep Fairfax ahead down the stretch.
Chaparral is located in Scottsdale while Fairfax is located right outside of Phoenix in Laveen, Ariz.
5A Division I Title Game
Mountain View defense smoothers Brophy en route to 50-29 win and the 5A-I Arizona State Title. Brophy was coming off a semi-final win over Mesa where they scored 96 points, but the boys from the central Phoenix private school weren't able to solve Mountain View's defensive intensity at Jobbing.com arena on Friday.
"It was just old school, going hard all the time," senior forward Sam Kamp told the Arizona Republic after the game.
According the Republic, Mountain View shot better than 60 percent while holding Brophy to just 20 percent shooting from the field.
Most important to Mountain View's victory was probably big man Cam Boone as he scored a team-high 12 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and four blocked shots. The only other player in double figures for Mountain View was point guard Mark Mazzucco who registered 11 points and hree steals in the defensive battle.
Brophy Prep (21-9) was attempting to win its first state championship in basketball after last making it to the championship game in 2001, but their poor shooting night prevented that from happening. Forward James Harper gave it a solid effort, however, as he scored eight of the team's 13 first half points and finished with 11 total.