Local Glance (Dec. 19): Girls soccer, boys soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Yuma High wins wild one
Yuma High sophomore striker Daisy Rodriguez scored twice and the Criminals came from behind to beat Gila Ridge 5-4 at home on Wednesday night.
The Hawks (0-6) scored a pair of goals in the opening four minutes but Yuma High wouldn't go away. The Criminals got on the scoreboard midway through the first half on a goal by junior striker Daniela Angulo. Thirty seconds later, Rodriguez stole the kickoff, drove through the defenders and tied it with a goal of her own.
However, the Hawks added another goal to take a 3-2 lead heading into halftime.
Rodriguez added her second goal of the match in the 43rd minute to tie it again, and senior midfielder Eli Caro's goal in the 65th put the Criminals ahead 4-3. After the Hawks tied it once again, junior midfielder Jazmine Ramirez scored a goal off an assist by Jeni Johnson to secure the win for the Criminals.
The Criminals are off until they host Yuma Catholic on Jan. 8.
Kofa rolls San Luis
After finishing the first half leading 1-0, Kofa opened up the offense scoring five goals in the second half to defeat San Luis 6-0 Wednesday.
“We moved the ball around really well,” said Kofa coach Marisela Velasquez. “Their goalie made a lot of very good saves so I was hoping our team would maintain our composure and not lose patience.”
The Kofa offense was spread out, with five different players scoring including Dania Gomez with two goals and Cynthia Samaniego, Leticia Casillas, Jenny Flores and Breanna Gonzalez with one goal each.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Raiders shut out Gila Ridge
The Cibola boys soccer team head into the break on a good note this season.
The Raiders hosted Gila Ridge and came away with a 3-0 win over the Hawks on Wednesday night.
Edward Rios, Ernesto Avila and Enrique Urenda each scored for the Raiders, who improve to 3-3-1 heading into the break.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Crims pick up sixth win
Andre Philips anchored the scoring load and Yuma High won 60-47 at Brawley on Wednesday night.
Philips scored a team-high 19, while Ivan Ramirez added 17. Quentin Barley grabbed 14 rebounds to go with his eight points.
The win gives Yuma High six wins heading into the break. The Criminals have had six wins in the past three years combined.
“Just exceeding team goals, you saw the excitement on the kids' faces,” Yuma High coach Chris Turner said. “Just being able to accomplish before the break what it took three years to do.”
Shamrocks down San Luis
Axel Lerma and Angel Robles each had huge nights but it wasn't enough for the San Luis boys basketball team.
Yuma Catholic came into town and beat the Sidewinders 71-53 on Wednesday night.
Lerma scored 26 points and Robles added 20 for San Luis (1-7) in a losing effort.
The Shamrocks (12-1) got a team-high 18 points from sophomore guard Jagan Cleary, while sophomore post Matt Pistone recorded a double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds) and junior post Grady Bourguignon added 11 points and seven rebounds.
“I wouldn't say we were sharp, but we played well enough to win,” Shamrocks coach Brooks Neumann said.
The Shamrocks, who have now beaten three of Yuma's bigger schools in San Luis, Kofa and Gila Ridge, travel to Antelope today.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Sidewinders get second win
The Yuma Catholic girls basketball team went scoreless in the second quarter and San Luis won 41-34 on the road on Wednesday night.
Kathya Cazarez scored 12 points for the Sidewinders (2-8) and Irania Fimbres went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter in the win.
The Shamrocks (5-4) got a game-high 18 points from Madison Brazeel and Mary Terkelsen added nine in a losing effort.
“We knew what they were going to do on offense and we didn't stop it,” Yuma Catholic coach Bob McGalliard said. “We got behind and had to gamble.”
Yuma Catholic plays at San Pasqual at 5:30 p.m. today to resume the game that was suspended on Dec. 13. The Shamrocks lead 25-18 with 7:29 left in the third quarter.
Cibola beats Parker
Erica Baldenegro led the Raiders with 15 points in their 36-32 win over Parker Wednesday. “Parker is a tough place to play,” said Cibola coach Justin Hager. “It was a close, grind it out game throughout.”
Cibola made four key free throws at the end to secure the win.
Malacah Jackson led the Raiders with six rebounds.