The Warriors made it to the quarterfinal round in 2020 but the team was unable to play last year due to COVID restrictions. The Lions made an incredible leap from a 5-12 campaign last year to a 16-3 record in power-ranking games this winter. Pusch Ridge junior Molly Garnand led the team with 15.2 points a game this year and she came up big against Tuba City with 13 points but the Warriors put on the pressure defense to come away with the win.
Garnand put Pusch Ridge up 2-0 seconds into the game but Warrior senior Gracee Curley score five of her game-high 15 points to help put Tuba City up 7-2. Pusch Ridge was held scoreless for almost seven minutes of action but a couple of buckets from Vienna Elliott in the final minute cut the Warrior lead down to 9-8 heading to the second quarter.