Former Tucson High player Alexis Cortez reaches the final of Mexico’s National Professional Basketball League

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(Astros de Jalisco Femenil)

Former Tucson High player Alexis Cortez helped lead Astros de Jalisco Femenil to a 94-58 victory over Libertadoras de Querétaro on Saturday to win Mexico’s National Professional Basketball League South Championship.

Jalisco Astros won the series 3-1 and the team are waiting to play the winner of Adelitas and Fuerza Regia for the league championship. Adelitas leads the North series 2-1.

Cortez had two high performances of 12 points and 11 points to help lead Jalisco Astros past Panteras in the South semi-final.


(Alexis Cortez)

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