LOCAL GLANCE (Jan. 9): Boys basketball, girls basketball, boys soccer, wrestling
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Cibola loses in overtime
Cibola had a look at the end of regulation but lost 82-76 in overtime to Perry at home on Wednesday.
Jordan Mitchell scored 27 points and had 10 assists but narrowly missed a lay-up in the final seconds of the fourth quarter.
Steven Loucks had 16 points and eight rebounds, T.J. Smith had 12 points and Isaiah Brown added 11 in the loss for Cibola, which has dropped three out of its four games in the new year.
Gila Ridge falls at Fairfax
Marcus Weeks scored 12 points for Gila Ridge in the Hawks' 57-36 loss to Laveen-Fairfax on Wednesday.
Coach Joe Daily said the Hawks took a blow when post Parker Rodriguez was hurt in the first quarter, negating Gila Ridge's size advantage.
“It's not an excuse, but they are a really small team and we could have kept pounding it inside,” Daily said. “He was hurt in the first quarter, and we kept playing hard. They just (played more physical than) us.”
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Warriors lose a heartbreaker
The San Pasqual girls basketball team had a comeback fall just short and lost 36-35 at Tonopah Valley on Wednesday.
“We went into a very hostile environment,” San Pasqual coach Patricia Malvido said. “The crowd, I can't remember playing in a situation like that.”
The Warriors trailed 14-5 after the first quarter before chipping away the rest of the game. Ny-lyn Duncan had 11 points, eight steals and four assists for the Warriors, and Marissa Miller added 10 points, 12 rebounds and three steals in the loss.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
YC blows out Mesa Prep
Yuma Catholic racked up the goals against Mesa Prep with a 10-1 victory Wednesday.
Manny Cordova, the Shamrocks' usual defender, played forward and scored three goals along with Karsten Frank, who also scored three times.
Chase Pancrazi, Jorge Ruiz and Omar Rojas scored one goal apiece, and Rojas had three assists on the night.
Gila Ridge torches Yuma High
Gila Ridge rolled to a 69-9 victory over shorthanded Yuma High.
“They only brought nine boys, but those nine boys wrestled hard,” coach David King said.
Gila Ridge was only missing two wrestlers, but both were up against Yuma High forfeits, so King said he moved up junior varsity wrestlers to get the wins.
At 138, Gila Ridge's Kyle Ford had a close 4-3 win over Kade Kottenbrook.
“That was probably the best match of the night. It was real physical,” King said.
Austin Gerber at 120 and Levi Riley at 145 won by pins for Gila Ridge.