Desert Vista Wins 6A State Title

by Lucas Archuleta | Posted on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

On the campus of Arizona State, the 6A State Championship game between Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe High School took place. Both programs have had very strong seasons and were set for an excellent match-up in the final - one of the very best rivalries in the state .

To begin the game, Desert Vista came out focused and ready to go, as they jumped out to an early 10-2 lead.

Mountain Pointe was able to knock down some shots of their own, and got it down to 14-7 with 3:45 to go in the 1st quarter.

Desert Vista continued to put on the pressure and had a 23-13 lead after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Desert Vista continued to dominate and jumped out to an early 29-15 lead with 4:30 to go in the quarter. They closed out the quarter and held a 35-23 lead going into halftime.

In the third quarter, Mountain Pointe did their best to chip away, but couldn’t seem to get the game within single-digits, as Desert Vista responded every time and they held a 56-45 lead after three quarters.

It was much of the same story in the 4th, as Desert Vista controlled the tempo and pace of the game, and they were able to run away with it, as they eventually won 75-55 to become the 2020 6A State Champions.

Desert Vista finished the season with a 28-3 record overall. Mountain Pointe finished with a 16-12 record overall.

Desert Vista was led by senior Osasere Ighodaro (Marquette signee), as he had a very impressive all-around game with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks. Sophomore guard Desean Lecque finished with 21 points for Desert Vista as well.

Mountain Pointe was led by freshman Mark Brown who had 19 points and senior TJ Tigler who had 14 points.

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