LOCAL GLANCE (Jan. 11): Boys Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Cibola avenges loss to Alhambra
Cibola traveled up to Phoenix and beat Alhambra 2-0 Friday night. Last season, Alhambra defeated the Raiders in overtime at Cibola.
Andres Salcedo scored the first goal in the 18th minute off an assist from Juan Rodriguez. The second goal came from Ernesto Avila in the 32nd minute with an assist from Nathan Guerrero.
“They're top team in power points this year,” Cibola coach Mike Fritz said about Alhambra. “It's a big win on the road; that's always a big deal to go up to Phoenix and get win. The kids came out and played really hard tonight. They responded getting off the bus and playing hard right from the beginning of the game. They didn't show any fatigue from getting off the bus at all.”
After losing some close games early in the season, Cibola's won some big games of late, beating San Luis at home earlier in the week.
“The kids have been working hard,” Fritz said. “The kids have learned how to get through the game and pull out a win.”
Cibola travels to Yuma High at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuma High beats San Luis
Sedric Rash led the Criminals with 20 points in their 65-54 win over San Luis Friday night.
Aiding Rash, teammates Jason Thorne and Brendan Young scored in double digits with 16 and 15 respectively.
Israel Coria led the Sidewinders with 21 points and Angel Robles chipped in with 18 of his own.
Shamrocks down Tonopah
Even with their star post limited because of a bum ankle, the Yuma Catholic boys basketball team beat Tonopah Valley 67-32 on Friday.
Sophomore point guard Carter Rodriguez had 17 points and eight assists and senior post Jaysn Reid added 12 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore post Matt Pistone, who didn't play in the Shamrocks' win over Ajo on Thursday, was used sparingly against Tonopah.
“The thing I'm most happy about is we played with intensity — playoff intensity,” Yuma Catholic coach Brooks Neumann said.
The Shamrocks host Parker at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
El Centro-Central beats â€¨Gila Ridge
Size overcame the Hawks in a 75-60 loss to El Centro-Central on Friday.
Marcus Weeks led the Hawks in scoring with 18 points along with seven rebounds. Dillon Chavez contributed 13 points in the losing effort.
“It was a good game,” said Gila Ridge coach Joe Daily. “Central's a tough team. They were definitely bigger than us, but we were down by two at halftime and the boys played their hearts out. Central just came out on top at the end. We were just down by six going into the fourth quarter so it was a good game all the way through, but they pulled out towards the end and we started fouling them.”
Gila Ridge travels to play Yuma High at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Rams run out of gas
The Antelope basketball team kept up with Phoenix Christian for a half before falling 59-27 on Friday.
Beto Castro had a team-high nine points for the Rams, who trailed 11-10 after the first and 24-15 at halftime.
“We ran out of gas,” Antelope coach Lance Wagner said. “We played really hard at the start and can't maintain it in the second half. It's kind of been our story all year.”
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Shamrocks beat â€¨Tonopah Valley
Madison Brazeel commanded the Yuma Catholic offense to a 32-26 win over Tonopah Valley on Friday night.
Brazeel had 11 points and eight assists.
“She was outstanding at getting the basketball where we needed to get it,” said Yuma Catholic coach Bob McGalliard.
Makena Zamora led the Shamrocks with 13 points and also had eight rebounds and two assists. Mary Terkelsen suffered an ankle injury in the game.
Yuma Catholic travels to Parker Monday night.
Antelope routed by â€¨Phoenix Christian
Antelope suffered a tough 63-8 loss at the hands of Phoenix Christian Friday night.
“They're an elite team,” said Rams coach James Jones. “They just pressured us the whole game. We don't have one person in our gym that can pressure us like that its hard to deal with that.”