Raymond S. Kellis claims Prescott tourney title

January 2, 2024 by Brian M. Bergner Jr., AZPreps365

The Raymond Kellis girls basketball team poses for a photo after claiming the Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic on Dec. 30, 2023. (Prescott Athletics/Courtesy)

PRESCOTT — After defeating tournament host Prescott to advance to the championship game, Raymond S. Kellis came out on top over Cibola in a 55-47 win in the Lady Badgers Winter Classic on Dec. 30.

The Cougars (11-3, 2-1 5A Northwest) went a perfect 4-0 in the tournament, defeating Tucson (78-55), Coconino (74-35) and Prescott (72-35) before the title victory over Cibola last week.

Prescott (6-5, 1-1 4A Grand Canyon) fell to Highland in the third place game, 66-34. Addie Prisciandaro stood out for the Badgers, scoring 27 points in the opener against Arcadia (80-10).

All-tournament selection included: Shanielle Mallory (Raymond S. Kellis), Isabela Molina (Cibola), Destiney Brown (Tucson), Emilee Searle (Highland) and Prisciandaro.

Brian M. Bergner Jr. has covered professional, collegiate and high school sports for more than 20 years. Follow him on Twitter @AzPreps365Brian. Have a story idea? Email Brian at bbergner@azpreps365.com.