Millennium Blows Out Gilbert In 5A Title Rematch

by Lucas Archuleta | Posted on Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

In a match-up of last year's 5A State Championship game, Millennium High School (11-5) faced off against Gilbert High School (12-4) at home. Both of these teams are considered two of the top teams in the state for the 5A classification.

In the first quarter, the game started out as a back-and -forth game, in which both teams made shots and got stops. Millennium held a 14-7 lead with 3:20 left to play in the first quarter. 6-foot junior point guard Justus Jackson (pictured) and 6-foot-4 senior Jalan Early were able to make some plays, and helped extend Millennium's lead to 23-13 at the end of the first quarter.

Gilbert made a run early in the second quarter after 6-foot-3 senior guard Brycen Long and 6-foot-1 junior Nikko Pentelute made plays to chip away at the lead - making it 25 to 18.

Millennium was able to respond immediately to that run and they never looked back, as they extended the lead to 38-22 at the half.

Early in the 3rd quarter, star 6-foot-9 junior Daron Holmes and Justus Jackson came out aggressive, and helped to extend the lead even further - building a huge 63-33 lead after (3) quarters of play.

Millennium cruised to a 72-47 win against a very strong Gilbert HS team. Millennium was led by Daron Holmes, Justus Jackson and 6-foot-4 senior Justice Marmara in the victory.

Gilbert was led in the game by Brycen Long, 6-foot-1 senior guard Paul Maldonado and Nikko Pentelute.

Both of these teams should be contenders to make deep runs in the 5A State Tournament, as they are both strong, well-coached programs and among the top overall programs within the whole state.

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  1. Leanne says:

    Article is inaccurate. Pentelute did not contribute. The big man Lamb, Maldonado, Myles, Long, and #33 when he came into the game helped chip away at the lead….

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