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Arizona Boys Basketball Playoffs: Fairfax Wins 5A Division II State Championship In Double Overtime

Fairfax High School is in just its fourth year of existence, but that didn’t hurt its boy’s basketball team as they were able to hold off Chaparral in double overtime to win the Class 5A Division II championship by a score of 65-60.

Chaparral had a chance to win in regulation, but couldn’t convert its free-throws and a short three-point attempt from Zeke Chapman — son of former NBA player Rex Chapman — allowed Fairfax to do just enough to squeak its way to the first championship in school history on Saturday afternoon at Arena.

Fairfax (23-7), playing its first season with seniors, was led by senior Pierre Newton as the 6-foot-5 forward scored 26 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished eight assists while hitting numerous free-throws to keep Fairfax ahead down the stretch.

Chaparral (20-10) was unable to hit its free-throws down the stretch and missed a couple of open looks at three-pointers in the second overtime to cement its defeat.

Chaparral is located in Scottsdale while Fairfax is located right outside of Phoenix in Laveen, Ariz.