DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Xavier set to begin 2015-16 hoops season

Xavier Prep opens its 2015-16 basketball season on Friday (Nov. 27) with a pair of games in the Thanksgiving Shootout hosted by Desert Edge High in Goodyear.
The Gators, coached by Stephen Moss, will play at 9 a.m. against Scottsdale Coronado in Desert Edge’s auxiliary gym. Win or lose, Xavier would play again at 3 p.m. against the winner or loser of an earlier game between Phoenix North Pointe Prep and Glendale Copper Canyon.
Other teams in the tournament are Desert Edge, Mesa Skyline, Glendale Raymond S. Kellis, Prescott, Apache Junction, Yuma Gila Ridge, Avondale La Joya, Payson, Maricopa, Tucson Sabino, Tucson and Peoria Sunrise Mountain.
The tournament continues on Saturday (Nov. 28) at Desert Edge, with at least two more games slated for each team.

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