After an opening round victory against Desert Mountain High School, No. 6 seed Red Mountain High School boys basketball is gearing up for a second-round matchup against No. 3 seed Desert Vista High School.
After Tuesday’s game against Desert Mountain, Red Mountain’s leading scorer during the
regular season Timmy Allen spoke about how his team is moving forward.
“There was a lot of adversity through that game with the refs,” Allen said. “Dre (Andre Harris)
fouled out, I got hurt a little bit, but we were able to come through as a team and we are building on this win toward the next game.”
Allen scored a game-high 30 points in the win despite rolling his ankle injury when he stepped
on another’s players ankle that limited his mobility.
When speaking to opposing coaches about Allen they have nothing but praise.
He just seems like a leader, even down to the final half-court shot he made. He just wasn’t going to give in,” University of Utah head coach Larry Krystkowiak said.
“We have absolutely no matchup for Timmy Allen. We don’t have anybody on our team that
can guard him, so we tried to do it by getting two to three bodies on him,” Mountain View head coach Garry Ernst said.
“We rely heavily on him (Allen) because he is so talented he just does so much and it seems
effortless for him,” Red Mountain head coach Chris Lemon said.
In the event that his recovery is slow, and the ankle continues to bother Allen, Red Mountain will need Allen’s teammate Harris to have a big game against Desert Vista.
Harris stepped up big earlier this season when Allen fouled out against Mesa High School.
Harris scored 27 points in that matchup to push Red Mountain past its rival.
In the event that he ever loses Allen, Red Mountain head coach Chris Lemon said he has all the
confidence in the world in Harris.
“He is more than capable of having a big game on nightly basis. I just hope he knows he can do that with Timmy (Allen) in there. We don’t have to lose Timmy for him to have a big night like that,” Lemon said.
In the last matchup against Desert Vista, Red Mountain found itself on the wrong side of an 84-
“They got us pretty good the last time we were at their place, and I think our guys haven’t
forgotten that and I have not forgotten that,” Lemon said. “So we’re going to try and give them our best game and we will just see what happens.”