Local Glance (Nov. 27): Boys soccer, girls soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Gila Ridge takes out Rams
The Antelope boys soccer team got on the scoreboard first but the Hawks still managed to come out with a 4-1 victory Tuesday in Wellton.
Carlos Maldonado scored the first goal of the game within 10 minutes on a shot on the left side inside of 18 yards. Despite the early lead, Gila Ridge simply grinded the Rams the rest of the way.
“They were definitely a better team and more experienced,” Antelope coach Alfonso Perez said.
Antelope plays Thursday at Parker while Gila Ridge is off until it hosts Kofa on Tuesday.
Cibola loses lead at Chandler
The Cibola boys soccer team came off the bus hot Tuesday at Chandler, scoring the first two goals but losing 3-2 to Chandler in overtime.
Erik Ornelas scored in the sixth minute, followed by Ernesto Avila in the 22nd minute.
But goals in the 49th, 62nd and 95th minutes powered the Wolves to the win.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
YC falls to Mohave
The shorthanded Yuma Catholic girls soccer team lost to Mohave 3-0 Tuesday.
One of coach Jesus Quintana's main concerns this season was staying healthy because of the team's lack of depth, but that's just what plagued Yuma Catholic. They were missing one starter due to illness and two others were not at full strength.
“We played well at times,” Quintana said. “We had some opportunities to score but we just couldn't convert, including one shot that came off the crossbar. We just couldn't put any balls in the back of the net. Mohave was playing hard and physical and kept coming strong all night. They converted their opportunities.”
Yuma Catholic travels to Buckeye to take on the Hawks Thursday at 6 p.m.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Cibola routs Yuma High
Hannah Lackey led the Cibola girls basketball team with 10 points in their 69-17 win over Yuma High Tuesday.
With several players scoring nine points, Cibola head coach Justin Hager said it was a balanced effort.
“We're trying to get better,” he said. “We're a young team so we're trying to get better on the defensive end. We got off to a good start and went from there.”
Next up, the Raiders take on Kofa on Friday night at 7 p.m.
Kofa loses by three
Without two of their starters and being plagued with foul trouble, the Kofa girls basketball team came up a basket short on Tuesday.
The Kings missed a three-pointer by Adly Wiley at the closing moments and lost 36-33 at Lake Havasu.
Senior post Jackie Fuentes, who picked up her fourth foul early in the final quarter and sat out part of the period, led the Kings with 13 points and sophomore guard Sally Gastelo added eight.
The Kings (1-1) were without starting guard Jocelyn Castaneda and Kayla Cruz, both of whom were injured at practice. Kofa plays at Cibola at 7 p.m. Friday.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Gila Ridge drops San Luis
The Gila Ridge boys basketball team jumped out to a quick lead and maintained it in a 45-22 win at San Luis on Tuesday.
Marcus Weeks has 21 points and five steals to lead the Hawks, who improved to 2-0 on the year. Nic Jordan also added seven steals and Parker Rodriguez had nine rebounds for Gila Ridge.
“It was a very physical game on both side,” Gila Ridge coach Joe Daily said.
The Hawks play at Mohave and the Sidewinders travel to Kofa on Friday.