Chandler Improves On The Road @ Basha

by Lucas Archuleta | Posted on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

On Tuesday evening, Chandler High School (13-5) faced off against Basha (9-9) at Basha High School in Chandler, AZ. Both teams are having strong seasons so far, and this game is an important game for each team in the 6A's Premier Section Conference.

To start the game it was a defensive battle, as both teams were competing hard, and it was a slow offensive start for either team. Chandler jumped out to a 7-4 lead, but Basha was able to battle back and tied it up 10-10. Chandler was able to answer back with a quick bucket to take a 12-10 lead, before the end of the 1st quarter.

To begin the second quarter, Chandler threw the first punch and were able to extend the lead to 18-14 with 4:52 left to go in the second quarter. It continued to go back-and-forth, until Chandler made a final late push in the quarter to extend the lead to 30-22 at half.

In the 3rd quarter, Basha was able to hang around, but could never fully make a big run, while Chandler continued to keep the lead and went into the 4th quarter with a 44-30 lead.

In the 4th, the game stayed near a 10-point game for a majority of the quarter, until Chandler made the necessary plays and made some timely baskets in order to extend the lead.

Chandler HS ended up winning the game, 66-47, and improved their record to 13-5 on the season and are now 1-1 in the 6A's Premier Section. Basha is now 9-9 and 1-1 in the 6A's Premier Section.

For Chandler, 6-foot-2 sophomore guard Mekhi Mason (pictured), 5-foot-10 junior Carson Kelly, 6-foot-8 junior Nick Riley and 6-foot-7 junior Isaiah Broady led the way for them in the win.

For Basha, 6-foot-4 junior Trenton McLaughlin and 5-foot-11 junior Thomas Hasting led the way. Basha 6-foot-6 freshman Landon Schumaker didn’t have a great game statistically, but is one of the top freshmen in the state and a big piece to this Basha HS team.

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