Posted by Community Relations Department on 1/16/2013
Carl Hayden won the 16-team Phoenix Union Holiday Boys Basketball Classic, January 2-5 at Betty Fairfax High School. The Falcons beat North in the championship game, 57-51, and marched to the finals with wins over Amphitheatre, Westview and top-ranked and unbeaten Cesar Chavez. Hayden ran its record to 12-4, and the performance vaulted the Falcons into the Arizona Republic’s Top 10 Division I schools. Hayden has won more games this season than in the last two combined. Amadou Gueye, a 6-4 junior was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Bryant Ayers, who scored 23 points in the championship game and Jordan Natt made the all-tournament team. Coach Argie Rhymes said it was the first holiday tournament championship for the school in a decade.