Bio

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 AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Balanced offense, defense fuel XCP hoops

Xavier Prep basketball coach Jennifer Gillom has been looking for more balance on both sides of the ball for her team and on Tuesday night (Jan. 23), she got with an 82-30 road victory over Chandler Basha.

Xavier raised its overall record to 19-4 and goes for victory No. 20 on Friday night (Jan. 26) when it plays host to Chandler High at the Activity Center. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

With senior forward Montana Oltrogge still out with leg soreness, sophomore Elysia Fleetwood stepped up her game with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Junior point guard Leilani McIntosh scored 14 (including two 3-pointers) and had 7 steals. And senior inside player Katie Hassett had 10 points and was a factor on defense with 4 blocked shots.

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