Posted On: 02/26/20 10:43 PM

There was a lot of talk this week about the AIA deciding against using a neutral site for the semifinal basketball games, but the Sahuaro Cougars showed tonight that it didn't matter where they played, they were going all out. In a come from behind win, Sahuaro upset Shadow Mountain 64-59 to advance to the 4A girls state championship game taking place this weekend in Phoenix. Here are the top takeaways from the game.

Junior Alyssa Brown is a beast

She's the team's top scorer for a reason. She already hit 2000+ career points earlier on in the playoffs, and she has a ton of room for improvement still going into her senior year. In Wednesday's game against Shadow Mountain, she dropped 29 points in the game, showing she's hard to stop even against an incredibly strong defense.

Don't sleep on Alyssa "Lucky" Franke

While Alyssa Brown often steals the show as the team's leading scorer, don't sleep on junior Alyssa "Lucky" Franke. She also had a phenomenal game against Shadow Mountain, putting up 18 points in the game. She is a versatile shooter who can hit shots from all over the court and is incredibly strong at

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