Thatcher tops Fort Thomas for EAC Tournament Championship

THATCHER — The Eagles held Fort Thomas to just 2 first quarter points and never trailed en route to a 60-50 championship game win. It is the 2nd straight tournament championship for Thatcher. They defeated Pima last year.

Thatcher led 16-2 over the first quarter and 28-12 at halftime. They were led by Tournament MVP Michael Greer with 10 first half points.

The Apaches were ready, however, in the 3rd quarter and sped back up and nearly caught the Eagles behind 10 third quarter points from Malachi Rogers. The Apaches still trailed by 7 entering the 4th quarter and would get as close as 5 but ran out of steam as the Eagles pulled away late to secure the victory.

This is the only meeting between these two teams this season.

Greer and Collin Thompson led the Eagles with 13 apiece. Brandon Napier added 11 and Bradley Curtis had 10.

Latrell Titla led the Apaches with 13. Skylar Kindelay added 11 and Rogers 10.

All-Tournament Team

Michael Greer – Thatcher (MVP
Brandon Napier – Thatcher
Collin Thompson – Thatcher
Malachi Rogers – Fort Thomas
Skylar Kindelay – Fort Thomas
Latrell Titla – Fort Thomas
Jarrett French – Duncan
Christian Mutengela  – Morenci
Drew Thompson – Pima
Alec Judd – Pima
Jejdrique Chavez – Safford
Noah Bevins – Safford
Rico Lunt – Willcox
Kason Jacquez – St. David