Led by senior Isaac Monroe, the Peoria High School boys basketball team was off to an 11-3 start to the season.
Monroe, a 5-foot-11 senior, was leading the team in scoring, averaging over 17 points per game. He lit up Moon Valley, scoring 30 points in a 74-62 win Dec. 28.
Fellow senior Deandre Petty was adding 12.4 points per game. Junior Kevin Kobra, the big man at 6-foot-5, added 10.7 points per game.
Andrew Camacho, a freshman, has been the breakout player for Peoria, averaging 12.9 points per game in his first year of varsity play. Camacho has been Mr. Consistent, scoring in double figures the first 13 games of the season before being held to seven points in a 61-51 loss to Ironwood.
After a stellar December, the Panthers have a break this week. The second half of the season kicks off with a home game against Greenway at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Peoria wrestlers also were off to a powerful start of the season.
At a big match in Wickenburg in mid-December, four Panthers brought home championships: O’Connir Vega, left, Isaac Castro, Armando Valencia and Greg Nelson scored championships at a Wickenburg tournament.
The same four nailed first-place finishes at a Douglas High tournament.