For a while, it looked as if Agua Fria was going to pitch a shutout.
The Owls (5-2, 1-0) held visiting Peoria (1-6, 0-1) scoreless for the first 11:38 of the game en route to a 62-39 victory Tuesday in Division II, Section 3 boys basketball.
Junior guard Isaiah Olvera led the way for the Owls, scoring 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting. Sophomore Bryce Fowler and junior Isaiah Johns had 10 points apiece in the contest. Fowler hit 3 of 4 3-point shots, and Olvera went 2 of 4 beyond the arc, in part of a 58 percent performance for the team in 3-point shooting.
The Owls shot 54 percent for the game, but really left their mark on the defensive side of the ball.
Peoria was held scoreless in the first quarter, 11-0, and didn’t score until 4:22 remained in the second quarter on a 3-pointer by Kahliq Muhammad.