Raiders bench comes up big
The Raider bench was busy Friday night, scoring 50 points in Cibola's 92-43 win over San Luis.
They were led by Cibola sixth-man Noah Thompson, who scored 17 points on five 3-pointers. Daniel Kirkland had eight points and Michael DeCorse-Hall contributed seven.
Yuma Catholic routs Antelope
Carter Rodriguez led the Shamrocks with 29 points and eight assists in Yuma Catholic's 81-39 win over Antelope Friday night.
Troy Mitchell had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds while Peter Hurtado had 15 points and eight rebounds.
“We played man defense and really got after them,” said Shamrock coach Brooks Neumann. “We had a lot of transition offense off of our defense.”
Beto Castro led the Rams with 15 points.
Yuma Catholic hosts River Valley at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
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Shamrocks beat Antelope
Madison Brazeel led Yuma Catholic with 16 points and also had five assists in its 54-17 win over Antelope Friday night.
Makena Zamora had 14 points along with six rebounds while Lindsay Martin contributed 10 points to the final score.
Amelda Maynes led Antelope with eight points.
Antelope plays Estrella Foothills at 5:30 p.m. Monday while the Shamrocks travel to Ajo at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Kofa crushes Gila Ridge
The Kofa girls basketball team broke open the game in the second half and beat Gila Ridge 50-25 at home.
Jacky Fuentes had a team-high 18 points and Sally Gastelo added 12.
Kofa (8-3) led 22-9 at halftime but Gila Ridge got into foul trouble and the Kings quickly increased their lead.
The Kings host Yuma High on Tuesday before an anticipated game at Cibola on Thursday. In the previous meeting at Cibola, the Raiders escaped with a 49-46 win.
Cibola defeats San Luis
Alexis Evans led the Raiders with 13 points in their 37-28 victory over the Sidewinders Friday night.
“It was a hard-fought game,” said Cibola coach Justin Hager. “San Luis is a good team, we're just trying to get better.”
Kayla Fiser also shot well, scoring seven points.
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San Luis pummels Yuma High
A night after forcing a 2-2 draw with No. 3 Kofa, the Criminals had their hands full in a 5-0 loss to San Luis Friday night.
The Sidewinders had five different goal scorers including Leo Moreno, Andres Elizalde, Erick Gamez, Marlon Atondo and Andres Rosales.
“We mixed it up,” said San Luis coach Ian McDougall. “We scored in a lot of different ways — breakaways, beautiful long distance goals. This was our best performance since we beat Kofa and if we take that to state, we have a shot to at doing some damage.”
San Luis hosts Lake Havasu at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Cibola beats Gila Ridge
The Raiders overcame an early 1-0 deficit on the road to defeat Gila Ridge 2-1 Friday night.
Gila Ridge's Jordan Ruiz put the Hawks on the board early with a goal in the 15th minute, but an Ivan Miranda free kick tied the game in the 35th minute from about 25 yards out.
“It was a back-and-forth match,” said Cibola coach Mike Fritz. “Both teams gave a tremendous effort. They have a solid team and we were real fortunate to come out with a victory.”
Ernesto Avila scored the game-winning goal for Cibola four minutes into the first half.
Two undefeated for Yuma High
Kade Kottenbrook and Carlos Vargas are both undefeated for the Yuma High wrestling team after the first day at the Payson Invitational.
Kottenbrook went 5-0 at 138 and Vargas went 5-0 at 145.
Kodi Doerr (106) and Leo Salcedo (113) each went 4-1 for the Criminals, who are in sixth place out of 18 teams.