Mingus girls open season with convincing 53-40 win over Dysart

Next up for the Mingus girls, the Marauders will put their 1-0 record on the line when they travel to Cactus for a non-league contest on Tuesday, November 29. Mingus will battle a Cobras team coming off a 99-31 non-league loss to Mesquite (Gilbert, AZ). The Cobras record now stands at 1-1.(VVN file photo)

Next up for the Mingus girls, the Marauders will put their 1-0 record on the line when they travel to Cactus for a non-league contest on Tuesday, November 29. Mingus will battle a Cobras team coming off a 99-31 non-league loss to Mesquite (Gilbert, AZ). The Cobras record now stands at 1-1.(VVN file photo)

New Mingus Union girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez has at least one thing in common with legendary crooner Johnny Mercer.

Nevarez likes to Accentuate the Positive.

After his Marauder girls team opened the season Tuesday with a convincing 53-40 win over Dysart on the road, Nevarez said, “We’re 1-0. We’re off to a great start. I love the season so far.”

He had good reason to be positive. The Mingus girls were fast out of the gate Tuesday and never looked back. “We basically led from start to finish. We played very aggressively for all four quarters,” said Coach Nevarez.

With senior guard Destiny Razo pouring in 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers, the Marauders claimed their first win of the season with an offensive mind-set. Junior forward Nikki Zielinski consistently cleared the boards to fuel Mingus fast breaks and sophomore shooting guard Darien Loring “was clutch with free throws down at the end of the game,” said Nevarez.

Next up for the Mingus girls, the Marauders will put their 1-0 record on the line when they travel to Cactus for a non-league contest on Tuesday, November 29. Mingus will battle a Cobras team coming off a 99-31 non-league loss to Mesquite (Gilbert, AZ). The Cobras record now stands at 1-1.

The balance of the Mingus girls schedule looks like this”

Nov 22 - Dysart, Home

Nov 29 - Cactus, Away

Dec 2 - Raymond J. Kellis, Home

Dec 5 - Mohave, Home

Dec 7 - Winslow, Away

Dec 9 - Prescott, Home

Dec 13 - Washington, Away

Dec 16 - Bradshaw Mountain, Away

Dec 27-28 - Yvonne Johnson Memorial Tourney @ Camp Verde, Away

Jan 3 - Coconino, Away

Jan 6 - Flagstaff, Home

Jan 10 - Lee Williams, Home

Jan 13 - Mohave, Away

Jan 17 - Prescott, Away

Jan 19 - Higley, Home

Jan 24 - Bradshaw Mountain, Home

Jan 27 - Coconino, Home

Jan 31 - Flagstaff, Away

Feb 3 - Lee Williams, Away

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