Local Roundup: Jan. 18
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Jimenez's late goal lifts Kings past Criminals
The Kofa boys soccer team pulled out a 2-1 win at Yuma High’s practice field on Friday after the game was moved from Doan Field due to water damage.
Kofa coach Jamie Nicewander said the practice field’s rough conditions caused problems for both teams, but helped his team learn how to play on imperfect fields.
Donal Landrum gave Kofa an early lead in the first half off an assist from Angel Figueroa. Yuma tied the game with 20 minutes left.
Figueroa missed a penalty kick with 10 minutes left, but Stefan Jimenez came up with the winning goal with 30 seconds left from 15 yards out.
Kofa outshot Yuma 17-8 and had 11 corner kicks to Yuma’s two.
Kofa (13-3 overall, 7-0 Gila Valley Region) plays at Cibola on Friday.
Raiders edge Hawks
Jorge Perez scored four minutes into the second half off a Miguel Corral assist to give the Raiders a 1-0 win at Gila Ridge on Tuesday.
Christian Coronel earned the shutout with 10 saves for the Raiders.
Cibola (4-5 overall, 4-3 GVR) plays host to Kofa on Friday.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Gila Ridge tops San Luis
Gila Ridge led by double digits most of the way, but San Luis made the final close with some late 3-pointers in a 56-50 Hawks win on Tuesday.
Corey Semler led the Hawks (7-11 overall, 1-2 Gila Valley Region) with 15 points. Mike Pancrazi added 11 and Lance McLaren 14.
Antelope falls to Bourgade
A single-digit game most of the way turned into a rout late as Bourgade Catholic topped Antelope 61-46.
“They were up 10 with six minutes to go, and that’s when we decided to turn the ball over and shoot a bunch of bad shots,” Antelope coach Ron Bratton said. “That’s what got us into trouble at the very end.”
A.J. Cota led the Rams with 19 points, while Abel Munoz added 10. Chris Weimer had eight points and nine rebounds.
YC beats Tonopah Valley
Bradley Crye had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Mike Aguilera added 20 points and 11 boards as Yuma Catholic defeated Tonopah Valley 75-59 on the road Tuesday.
Tommy Pistone chipped in with 14 points for the Shamrocks.
“The other guys are finally chipping in,” YC coach Brooks Neumann said. “When we get to the playoffs, we can’t have one or two guys scoring. We got to have three or four.”
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Warrior defense dominates again
Three nights after holding Ajo to two points, San Pasqual cruised to a 43-15 win over Mingus Mountain Academy on Tuesday.
“We’ve been working on our 2-3 defense, making sure no one penetrates the middle,” San Pasqual coach Patricia Malvido said. “Although, the teams we’ve played have been a little inexperienced, so that’s also contributed to that point span.”
Gina Rivera had nine points and seven rebounds and Janequa Mills had seven points and 10 boards.
Bourgade rolls Antelope
Bourgade Catholic used a 19-7 second quarter to cement its 52-36 win over Antelope on Tuesday.
Katlyn Jones had 13 and Fatima Alvarez scored 14.
Shamrocks come up short
Yuma Catholic lost to Tonopah Valley 40-38 on the road Tuesday.
The Shamrocks had a chance to tie or win the game, but turned the ball over on a traveling call on their final possession.
Madison Brazeel finished with 13 points and six assists and Makena Zamora had eight points and three assists for the Shamrocks.
Yuma Catholic (4-7) plays host to Horizon Honors on Friday.
Hawks top Sidewinders
Gila Ridge outscored San Luis 19-2 in the second quarter and went on to win 46-29 on the road Tuesday.
Summer Ehrig led the Hawks with 18 points and Vivian Rowland added 14.
Gila Ridge (7-2 AIA) plays at Yuma on Friday.
Cibola blasts Kofa
The Cibola Raiders blitzed the Kofa Kings 61-33 Tuesday at Raider Gym.
Ashley Doering led the Raiders with 17 points while Brandi Badilla grabbed eight rebounds.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Kings blank Criminals
Kofa topped Yuma High 3-0 at home on Tuesday.
Bri Rios, Alyssa Segura and Maria Lopez all scored for the Kings. Kassandra Rodriguez had an assist.
Kofa hosts Gila Ridge today.
YC girls defeat Horizon
Krysta Aitken scored the first two goals for the Shamrocks in a 4-2 home win over Horizon Honors on Tuesday.
Aitken scored the first goal 10 minutes into the contest, but Horizon tied it up before halftime. She added her second in the 49th minute to open a 2-1 lead. Kalaina Barnett added two goals 12 minutes apart to pad the lead to 4-1.
San Luis crushes Havasu
San Luis scored the first five goals in a 6-1 win at Lake Havasu on Tuesday.
Montse Rodriguez had two goals and an assist, while Gisel Duarte, Stephany Hurtado, Brianda Gil and Lorena Guzman had one each for the Sidewinders (7-2, 6-1).
The Knights’ only goal came with 30 seconds before halftime.