Tuba City squeaks by MV, to face No. 7 Scottsdale Christian 

By Quentin Jodie
Navajo Times

TUBA CITY, Feb. 20, 2014

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(Times photos - Donovan Quintero)

TOP: Tuba City Warrior Roland Becenti (13) keeps the ball away from guarding Cuay Nelson Tuesday night in Tuba City.

BOTTOM: Monument Valley Mustang Cauy Nelson, red jersey, tries to out-maneuver Tuba City’s Christian Begody (10) Tuesday night during the Arizona Division III state championship playoff game in Tuba City. The Warriors defeated the Monument Valley Mustangs, 45-43.

After serving a half-game suspension in the opening half, Tuba City senior Tyler Johnson corralled the biggest rebound of the night.

With 24 seconds left in the regulation, the Warriors worked the clock down to five seconds against an upset-minded Monument Valley squad before they took a shot and there was Johnson doing what he does best.

The senior forward positioned his body and snarled down an offensive board and scored the game-winning shot with a putback as Tuba City overcame a double-digit deficit to score an ugly 45-43 win.

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