DV Thunder Teams Sweep St. Mary’s in Season Openers

It was a big night on Monday for all three Desert Vista Boy’s Basketball squads, as each comfortably beat St. Mary’s teams.

The DV Frosh started the night with a strong, 71-35 win over the Knights in our Freshmen players High School Basketball debuts.

The second victory of the night belonged to the DV JV, as they beat St. Mary’s 52-39. Led by Jackson Risi’s 13 points, the JV Thunder jumped out to an early 15 point lead, and despite a second quarter dry spell, never fell behind. Lucas Bass contributed 8 points, Samuel Bass had 7, and Jace Denis dropped 5. Thunder Center James Gossett, led all rebounders with 8 boards.

By the time 7pm came around, an almost full, and very vocal crowd watched, as the DV Varsity boys followed the night’s trend, jumping to an early lead and never looking back, despite some very good 3 point shooting by the Knights. DV’s Wesley Harris led all scorers with 17, including at least three monster dunks, the most dramatic of which ended in a technical foul, after the Senior’s exuberance led him to hang onto the rim, and slap the backboard before returning to the ground. The approval from the DV crowd overshadowed Harris’s mistake, though, as they obviously considered the single penalty free-throw well worth seeing the Senior’s first two-handed slam of the season.

The Varsity Thunder had four scorers in double digits against St. Mary’s, with Junior, Tyrek Chambers dropping 16, Senior big man Christian Anigwe contributing 15 and Senior Alijah Gammage scoring 10 points.

At the final buzzer, the scoreboard showed the Varsity Thunder had beaten the St. Mary’s Knights, 73-55.

All in all, it was an excellent season opener for each of the DV teams, raising high expectations for all three!

Next on the schedule, are the home openers against Valley Vista, on Tuesday, November 28th.

Congrats 2017-18 Thunder Players!

The long, grueling tryout period is over. Here are the rosters for the ‘17-‘18 Thunder Boys Basketball teams!


Wesley Harris, Jaden Rollins, Tyrek Chambers, Christian Anigwe, EJ Jackson, Alijah Gammage, J’Saan Strover, Osasere Ighodaro, Jared Kincade, Mason Harbertson, Ry McGuigan, Isaiah Wilson, Aishwar Kumar.


James Gossett, Jace Denis’, Jackson Risi, Samuel Bass, Lucas Bass, Dayson Dush, Dominic Rojas, Nate Patche, Evan Berry, Elijah Brinkley, Maverick Harrington, Montay Washington, Elijan Artiste-Duncan, Caleb Harbertson, Jaylon Robertson-Smith.


Patrick Watts, Trey Treloar, Gabe Pesqueira, Dominic Arbizu, Damaryea Gadson, Trey Allen, Michael Thomas, Cole Foote, Demetrus Johnson, Malik Mack, Justin Phillips, Anthony Raynor, Andrew Yeshano, Logan Scarbrough, Konner Brockus.

DV Thunder Basketball Schedule Update

NOTE: Time Change!

Practices previously scheduled for 6pm – 8:30 changed to 5:30 – 8pm

Practice Schedule
Week of:

November 6:  5:30pm – 8pm
November 13:  3:30 – 5:30pm
November 20: 5:30pm – 8pm
November 27:  3:30 – 5:30pm
December 4: 5:30pm- 8pm
December 11:  3:30 – 5:30pm
December 18: 5:30pm – 8pm


Open Gym / Tryout Update

Attention all DV Boys interested in participating in Open Gym & Tryouts for Basketball – Please be advised of the following from the DVHS Athletic Office:

1. All students must be registered with RMA, and have selected “boys basketball” as their sport in order to be at open gym.
2. All athletes must have a current physical, on the 2017-18 AIA paperwork uploaded into RMA prior to their first open gym activity.
3. All athletes must be completely cleared via RMA by October 27, 2017 in order to be eligible for tryouts on Monday, October 30th.


New DV Basketball Booster Board Officers

Congratulations to our newly elected officers! DVHS Boys Basketball Booster Board, 2017-2018

President – Jill Gossett

Vice President – Jacque Denis

Treasurer – Melanie Watts

Secretary – Victor Bass & Dawn Ighodaro

Thunder Board Representatives – Tori Harmon & Kristen Risi

We are excited to support our boys and coaches. Booster Parents, we need your support on various committees to create the best program possible! Please drop us an email and let us know if you’re interested in participating to dvhs.basketball@gmail.com.