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 1, 2020

Xavier hoops ranked 3rd as New Year begins

As the new decade begins, Xavier Prep finds itself listed among the top basketball teams in the 6A Conference, according to azcentral.com.

The Gators are listed at No. 3, behind No. 1 Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor and No. 2 Surprise Valley Vista. Xavier is 12-3, and one of its losses was to O’Connor, along with Phoenix Mountain Pointe and Ganado High. Ganado was 5-0 and Xavier was 4-1 in the recent Lady Titan Winter Hoops Classic at Phoenix Arcadia.

Xavier will begin the 2020 portion of its schedule next week. The Gators will have back-to-back home games against Peoria Liberty and Scottsdale Chaparral on Jan. 7-8 and a road contest against Phoenix Pinnacle on Jan. 10.

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