Local Glance: Jan. 31
No. 11 San Luis may have physically played with No. 6 and defending state champion Brophy in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday night.
Mentally, however, was different case.
The young Sidewinders had some costly lapses midway through each half that led to a season-ending 5-0 loss against Brophy at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale.
“It's frustrating because everything I told them to look for happened,” San Luis coach Ian McDougall said. “Their guys just knew how to react in situations.”
The Sidewinders (10-3) had several scoring opportunities — from Andres Elizalde and Leonard Moreno — but they just couldn't find a way to get a goal. The Sidewinders, who started four freshmen, matched the Broncos (12-1) for 20 minutes into the game, before Brophy got their first goal.
“For that first 20 minutes, I'd say we maybe even outplayed them,” McDougall said.
The Sidewinders went into halftime down 2-0 and came out in the second half energized but when the Broncos scored their third goal later in the half, the wheels fell off for San Luis.
“We just made too many mental mistakes,” McDougall said.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Yuma Catholic notches
With just two games left, the Yuma Catholic boys basketball team got a big victory at home against Salome on Tuesday, winning 69-41.
The Shamrocks (11-6) entered the night seventh in Division IV Section I, with the top eight teams advancing. The season concludes tonight at home against Tonopah.
Peter Hurtado led the Shamrocks with 13 points and seven rebounds, while Carter Rodriguez and Jagen Cleary had 11 each.
“This was a big one for us,” YC coach Brooks Neumann said. “We were very unselfish tonight, as you can see from our balanced scoring. We needed to get a win and we just got it done.”
Cibola rolls against
Jordan Mitchell finished three assists shy of a triple double as Cibola cruised 65-44 at home against Gila Ridge on Tuesday.
Mitchell had 16 points, seven assists and 12 rebounds, while Stevie Mitchell had a game-high 22 for the Raiders (13-4). Seniors Bryce Patane (12), Zion Jones (10) and Kelvin Harrold (eight) led the Hawks (7-9).
The Raiders entered the night fourth in Division I Section I and should get a boost heading into Friday's season finale against No. 6 Kofa (10-6), which hosts No. 2 Lake Havasu tonight.
Brett Boyer added 11 for Cibola.
Yuma High continues domination of San Luis
The Criminals won their third game against San Luis this year, beating the Sidewinders 65-51 on Tuesday.
Yuma High (3-14) got 13 points from Isaac Ceniceros and 11 from Quentin Barley. The Criminals led by two after three quarters but pulled away late.
Cota scores 22 in Rams loss
A.J. Cota scored 22 in Antelope's 89-36 loss to Estrella Foothills on Tuesday.
Cota added six rebounds and six assists for the Rams, who played six freshmen due to eligibility issues among their regular players.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Cibola hangs on
at Gila Ridge
The Raiders used some late free throws to turn a close game into a double-digit win, beating the Hawks 57-44 on the road Tuesday.
Ashley Doering led Cibola (15-2) with 20 points and Brandi Badilla scored 18 for the Raiders..
Summer Ehrig led the Hawks (9-6) with 18 points and Kaelin Fox chipped in 10 for the Hawks, who trailed by five points going into the fourth.
“We just couldn't get over the hump,” Gila Ridge David Schultz said.
YC suffers key loss
The Shamrocks' playoff chances took a hit Tuesday in a 57-44 loss to No. 1 Salome.
The Shamrocks (9-8) entered the game hanging on to the eighth and final playoff spot in Division IV Section I. They close the season tonight at home against Tonopah.
Salome led by two at the half, but used a 12-0 run to build a big lead. The Shamrocks reduced the lead to two with six minutes left and missed an uncontested lay up that would have tied the game. Salome made 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
Makena Zamora had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead YC. Megan Wren had seven points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Antelope routed by Foothills
Estrella Foothills rolled past Antelope on Tuesday, 58-26.
Amelda Maynes had seven and Shanna Skousen had six for the Rams.
Medals from Territorial Marathon available
Runners who won medals in Saturday's Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon may pick up their awards at the Caballeros de Yuma office at 180 1st St. in Yuma.
The office is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Officials with the Caballeros recommend calling the office first at 343-1715.