Gallego Intermediate Wins Sunnyside School District Girls Hoops Title

Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate rallied from an eight-point deficit to start the fourth quarter to defeat Apollo Middle School 33-30 Tuesday night in the Sunnyside School District Middle School Tournament Championship game in Gallego.

Gallego middle coach Brooks Newsome holds the Sunnyside School District Middle School Championship trophy in the air (Javier Morales/

Both schools played for the title two years ago and Apollo prevailed in that game at Desert View. A tournament was not held last year due to COVID-19 protocols.

Gallego understands Janae Wattsa girl from the great Sunnyside Jermaine Watts, who later played DePaul. his eldest daughter Jordana freshman at Salpointe, won a state title with the Lancers last week.

Here is the list and the coaches of the Gallego team:

  • Alexsandra Arce
  • Joleena Brandenburg
  • Addison Brown
  • Celeste Bustamante
  • Yarazette Caballero
  • Izabella Estavillo
  • Alexsa Gastelum
  • Aviana Lopez
  • Mayra Lorta
  • Kyla’s Cannon
  • Nicole Cervantes
  • Monica Collin
  • Dora Medina
  • Carissa Palomarez
  • Korina Ruiz
  • Janae Watts
  • Head Coach: Brooks Newsome
  • Assistant Coach: Max Navarrete

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