LOCAL GLANCE: Yuma Catholic football players honored
Four Shamrock football players were named to the all section team for Division V section 2.
Offensive lineman Glenn Justice, running back Kody Hazlett and defensive lineman Peter Hurtado were named to the first team. Andy Determan was named to the first team both as a linebacker and a returner.
Shamrocks named to the second team included offensive lineman Jose Valencia, defensive lineman Marco Perricone and defensive back Carter Rodriguez.
Honorable mentions were wide receiver Donovan Rooks, tight end Matt Pistone and quarterback Jagan Cleary.
Hazlett was also named offensive player of the year.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
San Pasqual defeats AC Academy
Tatianna Damon led the Warriors with eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks en route to a 37-21 victory over the Arizona Charter Academy.
“Up until the third quarter, it was pretty much a back-and-forth game,” said San Pasqual head coach Patricia Malvido. “Then they got into foul trouble in the fourth quarter and we were going to the line, and that's where we started to pump in the points.”
Marissa Miller led the rebound effort with 10, and Ceara Ingraham scored six points to go along with eight rebounds.
Shamrocks rout Rams
Madison Brazeel led the Yuma Catholic charge, scoring 17 points in the Shamrocks 52-16 victory over Antelope in their first game of the year.
Yuma Catholic started off slow, but the points started flowing while their stingy defense stayed stingy.
Other key contributors included Makena Zomora, who had 14 points, five rebounds and four steals, and Mary Terkelsen, who had 12 points and eight rebounds.
The Shamrocks will play Salome on Wednesday, then gear up for the Williams Invite.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Criminal defense shuts down Kings
The Yuma High defense was out in full force Monday, allowing Kofa only eight points at halftime.
“Defensively my boys came out on fire,” said Yuma High head coach Chris Turner. “What I've been stressing this year is just basic fundamentals and defensive pressure that leads into our offense. Our offense just flowed off of our pressure. I had no one in foul trouble, so they were all playing defense straight up. It was such a great defensive game for the guys.”
Ryan Dixon led the Criminals with 16 points, and Jason Pullen scored 11. On the defensive side, Andre Phillips had eight steals to go along with eight points of his own.