Basketball

Students create inclusive culture through basketball at break, lunch
Photo by Edwin Perez ’18 | Edwin Mehari ’18 shoots a basketball during a flex period Apr. 4. Students find inclusive community through playing basketball in the Dutch. By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP When you walk into the Dutch during break or lunch, you are greeted with an overwhelmingly loud collection of noises. Hearing yells, cheers, screams, clanks and balls being dribbled, you quickly realize that you are surrounded…
Brophy drops home game to Basha in tight defensive battle
Basha 53 Brophy 46 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Brophy only allowed a combined 14 points in the second half, but the Broncos couldn’t execute on offense as they lost to Basha Jan. 5 at home. “I thought we played a really great defensive game throughout,” said head coach Mr. Matt Hooten. “To hold them to 39 points in regulation, I think was a great effort by all of…
Brophy loses to Mountain Pointe in opener, playoff rematch
Mountain Pointe 63 Brophy 59 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Matthew Kempton ’17 and Ian Burke ’18 combined for 32 points, but Brophy couldn’t capitalize on this as they fell to Mountain Pointe Nov. 29 in Ahwatukee. Brophy’s 2016-17 season started the same way that their 2015-16 season ended, a matchup with the Mountain Pointe Pride in hostile territory. The season opener felt like the culmination of a lot…
Saucedo hopes to end BCP career with championship, earn scholarship offer
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Carlos Saucedo ’17 dribbles the ball on the sideline. The team looks forward to entering the season with strong senior leadership. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP There’s three seconds left in the game. Westview holds a 49-48 lead over Brophy at Talking Stick Resort Arena Dec. 22, 2015. Brophy inbounds the ball. The shot is up and it doesn’t fall. The game seems…
Basketball working to earn 1st state championship
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Coach Hooten explains rebounding techniques to the team during a drill at practice. By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Expectations for Brophy basketball soared when Gregg Rosenberg of Rivals forecasted the Broncos as the No. 1 ranked team in the state over the summer. “It was a huge compliment obviously to our program and the work that our players have put in,” said head…
Brophy’s comeback effort denied, knocked out of playoffs by Mountain Pointe
Mountain Pointe 62 Brophy 59 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Matthew Kempton ’17 led Brophy in scoring with 25 points Feb. 18, but Brophy could not get a first round playoff win over 16 seed Mountain Pointe. Mountain Pointe won by three points, 62-59. The Pride returned the favor after the Broncos beat them 65-62 in the regular season. Brophy finished the 2015-16 season with a 13-14 record. The…
Brophy drops last game of regular season to Basha
Basha 56 Brophy 37 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Matthew Kempton ’17 led Brophy in scoring with 18 points Feb. 11, but his offensive contributions were not enough as the Broncos fell to Basha 56-37. Brophy finished the regular season with a 13-13 record and heads into the playoffs. Kempton said that effective defense was the key to future tournament success. “It wasn’t a bad game, we put in…
Brophy suffers 2nd straight loss to Sunnyslope
Sunnyslope 48 Brophy 33 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos struggled to score in a lopsided defeat Jan. 12 to the hands of the Sunnyslope Vikings. The Broncos lost by a score of 48-33, making their record 5-6 and dropping their third straight game. Sunnyslope’s Dane Maggi had a big game, draining three 3 pointers and scoring several other times. At the end of the first quarter the…
Basketball defeats Arcadia 79-58 in 1st round of Holiday Shootout
By Matthew Zacher ’18 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos defeated the Arcadia Titans Saturday at McClintock High School by a score of 79 to 58 to win their first game of the Holiday Shootout tournament. After a close first quarter, the Broncos overcame Arcadia’s full court press and jumped out to a 13 point lead at halftime. Pressure from Arcadia caused Brophy a few costly turnovers in the first quarter, but…
Saucedo’s game winner lifts Broncos over Westview
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Carlos Saucedo ’17 hits the game-winning jumpshot against Westview at Talking Stick Resort Arena Tuesday, Dec. 22. Brophy 50 Westview 49 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Broncos edged Westview Dec. 22 by a score of 50-49 at Talking Stick Resort Arena thanks in part to Carlos Saucedo ’17’s game-winning shot with 3.2 seconds left. This was the Broncos’ third win of the…