The Antelope boys basketball team opened its season in exciting fashion Tuesday night at home.

Jonathan Whitley scored the go-ahead bucket with 11 seconds left to lift the Rams to a 51-50 victory over Salome.

Mickey Carrillo led the Rams with 15 points, while William Whitley and Dylan Thomas also scored in double figures with 11 each. Jonathan Whitley added nine points.


Lake Havasu 53, YC 52

The Shamrocks opened their season with a road loss on a buzzer-beater.

Carlos Delgado had 15 points and eight rebounds for YC (0-1 AIA), while Rakai Malone had 11 points, four rebounds and five steals. Ethan Perius added nine points.

Gila Ridge 69, Yuma High 32

Jamison Kay (24 points), CJ Wiggins (14 points) and Jordan Stevens (12) all scored in double figures for the Hawks (1-1 AIA).

Mohave Accelerated 64, San Pasqual 47

Jara Amador (13 points) and DeShane Taylor (11) both scored in double figures for the Warriors (1-1 AIA).


YC 52, Lake Havasu 34

Veronica Saco (21 points, 6 steals), Kylie Meerchaum (10 rebounds) and Izzy Torok (6 points, 8 rebounds) led the way for the Shamrocks in their season opener.

Gila Ridge 54, Yuma High 37

Madi Fain (20 points), Molly Sims (11 points, 7 rebounds) and Molly Fain (11 points, 4 rebounds) led the way for the Hawks (2-0 AIA).

Holtville (CA) 47, Kofa 43 (OT)

Kamariah Hawkins had a monster double-double with 15 points and 32 rebounds for the Kings (1-1 AIA), while Vivian Guevara added nine points.

San Pasqual 54, Mohave Accelerated 40

Mary Amador (20 points, 5 steals) and Emery Emerson (11 points) led the way for the Warriors (2-0 AIA).


Cibola 8, Yuma High 0

Sydney West had a hat trick for the Raiders, who scored their eighth goal in the 75th minute to end the game via mercy rule.

Jada Barnett (2 goals, 2 assists), Bianca Navarro (1 goal, 2 assists), Lizbeth Rubio (1 goal, 1 assist) and Ilaiza Ibarra (1 goal) had the other goals for Cibola (1-0 AIA), while Cecilia Castanon and Lizbeth Yanez combined for the shutout.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association has instituted a new rule this year that games end after 60-plus minutes if the margin is eight goals or more.

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