Alchesay Beats Payson Boys 67-56

PHS skid reaches 7 games

Payson’s Austin Young soars in for a layup attempt as Arnold Walker of Alchesay goes for the block during Tuesday’s 67-56 win by the Falcons.

Payson’s Austin Young soars in for a layup attempt as Arnold Walker of Alchesay goes for the block during Tuesday’s 67-56 win by the Falcons. Photo by Keith Morris. |

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Payson’s William Youngberg (44) and Chaz Davis battle Alchesay’s Austin James and another Falcon for a rebound.

Chaz Davis scored 19 points to lead three Longhorns scoring in double figures, but it wasn’t enough as Whiteriver Alchesay won 67-56 in boys basketball at Wilson Dome on Tuesday night.

Davis also had five assists, five rebounds and four steals for Payson, which lost its seventh consecutive game to fall to 7-18 overall, 3-11 in power ranking games and 1-3 in the Division III Section IV standings.

Austin Young added 14 points, four rebounds and three steals and Matt Davis chipped in 10 points and five rebounds for the Longhorns, who are No. 42 in the Div. III power rankings. Payson shot 45 percent (20 of 44) from the field. Jared Varner contributed six points and seven rebounds.

The Falcons (20-7) outscored PHS 38-21 in the middle two quarters to overcome a 13-10 deficit and carry a 48-34 lead into the final period.

PHS was scheduled to play host to Winslow on Thursday before visiting Eagar Round Valley tonight, Show Low on Tuesday and closing the season at home against Globe on Feb. 6.

Alchesay 67, Payson 56

Payson 56 — Austin Young 5 2-4 14, Chaz Davis 6 7-10 19, Matt Davis 4 0-2 10, Ruben Estrada 1 0-0 3, Ryan Wacker 0 0-0 0, Jacob Dixon 0 0-0 0, Jared Varner 2 2-3 6, William Youngberg 2 0-0 4. Totals 20 11-19 56.

Alchesay 10 18 20 19 — 67

Payson 13 10 11 22 — 56

3-point goals — P: Young 2, M. Davis 2, Estrada.

Div. III Section IV

Boys Basketball

Section PR Games

W L GB W L PR

Holbrook 5 1 — 8 6 17

Winslow 4 1 0.5 10 5 11

Snowflake 4 1 0.5 12 1 4

Show Low 4 2 1 10 5 24

Blue Ridge 3 2 1.5 10 4 14

Alchesay 2 3 2.5 10 5 25

Payson 1 3 3 3 11 42

Rnd Valley 0 5 4.5 4 9 49

Globe 0 5 4.5 4 10 47

PR-Power ranking

Note: Top four teams in section standings qualify for section tournament

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