Local Roundup: Feb. 2
Despite rumors to the contrary, the 2010-2011 NAPA Auto Parts Racing Series at Cocopah Speedway resumes Saturday night.
“Somebody got the idea that the next race is Friday, and that’s not true,” said David White, the track’s interim manager and race director. “We’re racing Saturday night.”
The last race at the track located at U.S. 95 and County 15th Street, was Nov. 26 and 27 when a field of 62 cars was on hand for the 2010 Turkey Classic.
The track then closed for the winter break. The racing season, which features four divisions of dirt track race cars – Modifieds, Pro-Stocks, Street Stocks and Factory Stocks – also includes race dates on Feb. 19, March 26, April 2 and 23 and May 7, concluding with a race on May 21.
General admission gates open at 5:30 p.m.
For further information call 928-503-1837.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Warriors advance past Wildcats
San Pasqual beat Mayer 47-37 at home on Wednesday to advance into the 1A West Region semifinals.
Chaz Tecumseh scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Redhawk Welch totaled 12 points and 18 rebounds for the Warriors. Manny Sanchez added 15 points off five 3-pointers for San Pasqual.
The Warriors play Orme for a shot to play in the region finals on Friday at Orme High School. The win over the Wildcats qualified San Pasqual for the state tournament that starts next weekend.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Warriors’ year comes to an end
San Pasqual lost 59-29 at No. 1 Joy Christian on Wednesday in the first round of the 1A West Tournament.
The Warriors had problems handling the Eagles’ full-court press and committed 27 turnovers.
Gina Rivera and Janequa Mills had 10 points each for the Warriors.
San Pasqual ends the year 10-9 and will lose three seniors including Mills and primary ball handler Aileen Velarde.
Raiders drop Hawks
Cibola defeated Gila Ridge 77-0 at a home dual meet on Wednesday.
Cibola coach Mike Jankowski said what he thought would be a competitive match turned out to be a let down heading into sectionals.
“It was disappointing not to see their best lineup especially when you are prepared for a good matchup,” Jankowski said. “When (Gila Ridge) only brings half of their varsity lineup it kind of kills the rivalry we’ve been trying to build, and it kills the interest in wrestling we’ve been trying to build in town.”
The Raiders will compete in sectionals this weekend at Desert Vista in Phoenix.
Matadors roll Artichokes
Arizona Western snapped a three-game losing skid with an 80-53 win over Scottsdale Community College at home on Wednesday.
Renan Lenz led the Matadors with his second straight double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Daichi Taniguchi had 14 with three 3-pointers.
AWC (16-7 overall, 11-4 Arizona Community College Athletics Conference) now holds a two-game lead in the Region I Division I playoff race.
Lady Mats dust Scottsdale
Arizona Western won its 12th straight game with a 67-34 win over Scottsdale at home on Wednesday.
The Matadors used a 23-6 run to start the second half to put away the Artichokes after building a 23-17 halftime lead.
Tyrisha Blake led the Matadors with 16 points and nine rebounds. Nyla Bailey added 12 points. Scottsdale had no player score in double figures.
AWC (22-1, 14-1 ACCAC) plays at Phoenix College on Saturday.