The Precedent

Returning starters are vital in nearing basketball season

Grant Sands, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

Beginning his third season at the helm of the boys basketball program, head coach Sam Duane has a lot of reasons to be optimistic. He has 3-returners from a 2017-18 squad that finished second in the 6A Premier Region (13-13, 5-3), and this year’s team boasts something Perry has rarely seen - size in...

Jamerson reveals his love for music on the court

Jamerson reveals his love for music on the court

VIctoria Vredevoogd, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2017

As much as point guard CJ Jamerson loves basketball, he also has a passion for music. Jamerson has been rapping for nine years.  His brother just moved to California to work on his music career and Jamerson hopes to follow in his brother’s success. Jamerson not only sings but writes his own music ...

Pumas start preparing for the 2017-2018 boys basketball season

Pumas start preparing for the 2017-2018 boys basketball season

Victoria Vredevoogd, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

In year two of the Sam Duane era, the Pumas are going have to face some hurdles head-on, according to the head coach. The Pumas bolster a roster full of youth, and for a program looking to build on last season's abbreviated postseason appearance, inexperienced players are going to have to play like uppe...

Puma basketball closes first season under Duane

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2017

Though their playoff run was cut short in a play-in game on Feb. 10, the basketball team had a memorable season under the new leadership of Coach Sam Duane. The Pumas went 11-16 with undoubtedly the most revered game of the year on Feb. 7 against previously-undefeated rival Basha. A young team...

Basketball heads into playoffs united

Basketball heads into playoffs united

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

Transitioning a program under a new head coach is no easy feat. Losing nine seniors during that transition is even harder, especially when those spots are being filled by fairly young players. The team attributes their success to Coach Sam Duane, the championship-winning coach from Corona del Sol....

Boys basketball anticipate upcoming season

Boys basketball anticipate upcoming season

Rebecca Hoffmann, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2014

Returning from a 26-6 preceding season, the boys varsity basketball team is preparing to experience yet another successful season. The boy's final loss for the 2013-14 season took place in the state semifinals against Corona. “Last year we probably overachieved,” says Coach Joseph Babinski. “Nobody...

Puma Basketball Top Rivals Basha in Biggest Game of Year

Ryne Edmondson, Staff Writer

January 13, 2014

The Battle for Val Vista continued with Friday’s conference away game against the rival Basha Bears. The Pumas topped the Bears in an exciting match of 54-42. Jumping out to an early lead, the Pumas were able to share the team’s point scoring. Although the Howard brothers combined for 32 points,...

Basketball Off To Hot Start

Basketball Off To Hot Start

Ryne Edmondson and Tanner Serrano

December 3, 2013

Kicking off the season with the Paradise Valley Invitational Tournament, the basketball team looked to start the year rolling. The tournament, held on Thanksgiving weekend at Paradise Valley high school, included 12 schools, boasting teams such as Cesar Chavez, Desert Ridge and Dobson. Perry’s first game again...

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