Local Glance (Dec. 13): Boys soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Sidewinders, Crims game called in second half
San Luis soccer coach Ian McDougall said he doesn't consider his team the winner of Thursday's game at Yuma, which was called due to rain with 22:36 left and the Sidewinders leading 3-2.
He said the Sidewinders are just the team that was winning when the refs called the game. However he looks at it, it's a victory for San Luis against a late-surging Yuma High team.
Raul Ordorica and Javier Espinoza gave the Sidewinders an early 2-0 lead, then an Erick Gamez goal put them up 3-1. Yuma got to within a goal just before the game was called.
“I think any goalkeeper in our region makes that save,” McDougall said of Yuma High's last goal. “But our guy just lost it in the downpour and it went in off the far goalpost.”
It still counts as win for San Luis heading into a big game Wednesday at Kofa. Game time is at 4 p.m.
“It was bittersweet,” McDougall said of Thursday's game. “I told the kids after the game that I don't consider this a victory. We just happened to be leading at the time the refs decided to end the game. ... But at the end of the day, it was a safety issue and the field was unplayable.”
Hawks edge Rams
Rain wreaked havoc on the second half of Gila Ridge's visit to Antelope, with neither team scoring in the final stanza and the Hawks holding on for a 2-1 win.
Omar Frausto had the goal for the Rams in the final five minutes of the first half.
Raiders top Havasu in 40 minutes
Cibola had a 4-0 lead over Lake Havasu at halftime on Thursday when the refs called off the rest of the game because of rain, declaring the Raiders the winners.
Ernesto Avila had a goal and an assist, while Paulo Amador, Enrique Urenda and Ivan Miranda scored for the Raiders.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Cibola tops Yuma High
Steven Loucks had 19 as Cibola won 77-59 at Yuma High on Thursday.
Jordan Mitchell added 18 for the Raiders, while Brian Dixon added 20 for Yuma High. Actavio Rios scored 14 for the Criminals, and Quentin Barley had 13.
“We just got outplayed today,” Criminal coach Chris Turner said. “We were coming in on a hot streak, winning our last two at the Rotary Classic. But we were lackadaisical today. Cibola was the better team clearly.”
The Raiders had a small lead after the first quarter, which Cibola coach Tim Keller said his team has had trouble with this season.
“We're not coming out very quickly in the first quarter. We play great in the second half.”
Gila Ridge routs San Luis
Gila Ridge topped San Luis 68-39 on Thursday. Stats from the game were not available.
GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL
Raiders roll past Criminals
Hannah Lackey scored 11 points, and Cibola topped Yuma High 63-19 on Thursday. Baylee Lakey had nine rebounds for the Raiders.
Hawks top Sidewinders
Gila Ridge topped San Luis 36-27 on Thursday. Mariah Carter had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hawks.