Basketball

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…
Sophomore Bonner finishes 1st in Bracket Challenge
By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP College basketball’s March Madness Tournament was filled with huge upsets and close games this year. There were many brackets that made the competition close until the very last game, including a bracket from Mr. Matt Hooten, who finished the school’s Bracket Challenge tied in 10th place. However, only one participant of the hundreds who partook in Brophy’s Bracket Challenge could emerge victorious and Daniel…
Fuller uses off season to fine tune offense, coaching
Photo by Alec Vick ’15 — Coach Fuller runs his team through practice a few days before their first round playoff matchup vs. Westview. By William Joseph Borders IV THE ROUNDUP Head varsity basketball coach Mr. Tony Fuller is starting his ninth year coaching for Brophy. “I think he is a great coach, knows a lot about basketball, and he’s experienced it for many years at every level.” Brock Brunkhorst…
Basketball loses OT thriller to Westview, knocked out of playoffs
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP After the game couldn’t be settled in four quarters, the Broncos came up short in overtime losing to Westview 65-60 Feb. 19, in the first round of the playoffs. Bo Brunkhorst ’16 led the team in scoring with 27 points, including six three-pointers. Leading rebounders Freddie Erlandson ’15 and Michael Kempton ’15 both produced many second chances on offensive rebounds. The Broncos were trailing…
Vaughan receives first official coaching job, 6th grade basketball team
Photo by AK Alilonu ’16 – Ms. Vaughan instructs members of a Loyola basketball team on Jan. 7. The players typically practice up to three times a week. Vaughan enjoys seeing kids smiling and happy as she coaches By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP College counselor Ms. Kalli Vaughan has been around coaching her whole life, and the opportunity to coach Loyola sixth-grade basketball was something she could not pass…
Basketball tops Desert Mountain on ‘hoopcoming’ night
By William Joseph Borders ’16 THE ROUNDUP Freddy Erlandson ’15 and Colter Galente ’16 combined for a total of 26 rebounds, 11 of which came in the fourth quarter alone, as the Broncos topped Desert Mountain Jan. 30 at home during their “Hoopcoming” game. The Broncos came into the game 14-7, while the Wolves were 11-12. The student crowd organized a “silent night” event, so gym was silent until Galante…
Brophy unable to overcome Chaparral’s early lead, loses at home
Photo by Matthew Montes ’15 | Mason Zwillinger ’15 calls out a play against Chaparral Jan. 14. Brophy lost the game 59-47. Chaparral 59 Brophy 47 By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP Brophy basketball lost to Chaparral at home Wednesday, Jan. 14th after falling behind early in the first quarter and failing to slow down Chaparral’s high-powered offense. Chaparral led the entire game. Chaparral jumped to a quick 10-2 lead…
Basketball preps for tough schedule, seeks cohesion
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 |  Frederick Erlandson ’15 reaches for the ball as the varsity Basketball team practices after school Nov. 6. Returning players have been practicing, lifting weights since the start of the school year By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With the 2014-15 season on the horizon, the Brophy basketball team is looking for a return to the state playoffs after just missing the cut last year.…