basketball

White rejoins basketball team, announces football commitment
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | Senior Guard Marques White ’19 holds the ball to waste time in the Hoopcoming game versus Hamilton on Jan 19. 2019.  By Vipul Dua ’20 THE ROUNDUP   On the Monday before the basketball season started, Marques White ’19 sat down with head coach Mr. Matthew Hooten to discuss his decision on whether or not he was going to play basketball this season. “So…
Basketball team looking to build off young base
Photo by Vipul Dua ’20 | Brophy’s 7th period basketball class runs through a drill with Varsity Head Coach Matthew Hooten. By Xander Welty ’21 THE ROUNDUP   Last year’s varsity basketball team finished their season 26-1 and made it to the state semi-finals. This year, with a young core and senior leaders, they are looking to build off of last year’s accomplishments. “I think last year’s success gave our…
Besh’s game-winner lifts Brophy over Mountain Pointe for first win of season
Brophy 62 Mountain Pointe 61 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP Thanks in part to Colin Besh ’18’s game-winning layup, the Broncos beat the No. 4 ranked Pride to capture a victory in their 2017-18 opener Nov. 28 and make their record 1-0. “Tonight, we were obviously very excited,” said Jaxson Baker ’18. “Our first game, we didn’t play in a Thanksgiving tournament … we were dying to get on…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
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…
Freshman Kolbe edges out narrow win in March Madness bracket challenge
Photo Courtesy of Max Wear ’17 – Students watch the March Madness tournament in the SAC. By Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP After a last second buzzer-beater by Villanova to win the National Championship game Monday, April 4, Jack Kolbe ’19 squeaked by the remaining competitors to win this year’s March Madness Bracket Challenge. The tight race between Kolbe and second-place finisher Enrique Ortega ’18 came down to the final…