Broncos spoil St. Mary’s ‘knight’ with 56-53 win

Behind a 19-point, four-rebound game from James Harper ’12, the Brophy Broncos beat the reigning 5A-1 state champions St. Mary’s on their home floor Saturday, Jan. 30.

The win comes on the heels of Brophy upsetting No. 1 ranked Mesa the previous night by a score of 56-51.

Ryan Milne ’10 finished the St. Mary’s rivalry win with 10 points, including two three-point shots.

Broncos upset No. 1 ranked Mesa 56-51

James Harper ’12 scored 21 points while the rest of the Broncos made the rebounds, steals and free throws to give the Mesa Jackrabbits their first loss on Jan.29 by a score of 56-51.

Six predictions for sixth, final ‘Lost’ season

After six seasons of maddening cliffhangers, deeply layered mythology and epic storytelling the cultural phenomenon known as “Lost” is finally coming to an end.

Debuting Tuesday Feb. 2, the sixth and final season of the television show will hopefully wrap up everything; or at least as much as it can.

Before the season premiere airs however there are a few theories I would like to share; six to be precise.

Broncos score season high at Chandler for 7th win

Five Broncos scored in double digits in a 17-point Brophy blowout against the Chandler Wolves on Jan. 26.

The five were Ryan Milne ’10 (12 points), Chris Pierre ’11 (15 points), Sai Tummala ’11 (11 points), James Harper ’12 (15 points) and John LaVanway ’10 (13 points).

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As part of a news article The Roundup is writing on the subject of distracted driving for the March edition, we have included a poll to find out from the community whether or not they text while driving.

Big second half leads Broncos to home win over Desert Vista

Brophy sophomore Jordan Medl ’12 had his highest scoring game of the season with nine points Jan. 22 and helped the Broncos defeat Desert Vista during the annual “Hoopcoming” game.

The game went back and forth throughout the first half. However, showings from Medl ’12 and once again Sai Tummala ’11, along with the big Bronco crowd, were too much for the Thunder to handle as Brophy won 49-38.

Brophy maintains lead all four quarters, trounces Red Mountain

After going back to a four and four season, the Broncos looked to make a statement against the Red Mountain Lions.

That is exactly what they did on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball, coming away with a 48-39 victory Jan.14.

Chris Pierre ’11 scored 21 points for the Broncos and Sai Tummala ’11 brought in 11 points of his own, all from the first half.

Tummala also did his job of boxing out grabbing 10 rebounds to give him a double-double. The entire Red Mountain team had 11 rebounds.

Wrestling team ‘guarantees’ state champions with performance at Peoria and Deer Valley

Kevin Malloy ’12, down by one in the final seconds of the match, pinned his opponent for two points to win fifth place in the 145 pound weight class at the Peoria High School Tournament of Champions Saturday night, Jan. 9.

Malloy, newly transferred from Pinnacle High School, was one of four who placed at “the toughest tournament in the state” and helped the team to rank 10th overall.

Broncos big scoring in 4th leads to win over Desert Mountain

After a three and three start to the season Brophy got back over .500 with solid performances from Sai Tummala’11 and James Harper’12 as the Broncos won 55-46 against Desert Mountain Jan. 8.

At the end of the first quarter, it was not looking good for Brophy as they found themselves trailing 17-9, despite four of the Broncos’ five starters scoring in the first eight minutes.

Brophy’s defense picked it up in the second quarter, keeping the Wolves to only six points while scoring 10 of their own. At halftime the score was 23 to 19 Desert Mountain.

Basketball 3 and 3, drop close game against North

The Broncos won three of their first five contests in December and are sitting at 3-3 as of Jan. 6.

They started off with a big win against the Gilbert Tigers 49-38, and followed it up three days later with another double digit win against the Highland Hawks 54-30.

Their next game against Salpointe went into double overtime and ended in a 61-58 loss. The Salpointe Catholic Lancers are ranked No. 13 on maxpreps.com as of Jan. 3.