KINGMAN - The Parker High boys basketball team plays their own version of the 1968 Beatles hit "Helter Skelter" with their chaotic style, but the Kingman Bulldogs took it in stride when they beat the Broncs Tuesday at KHS, 58-42.
Parker (1-1) is an undersized squad. They like to move the ball around fast and play a quick and aggressive defense.
"We slowed it down a lot from our last game," said Skyler Burgess, senior point guard for the Bulldogs. "We're used to playing quick teams from last year, and we're getting good at slowing it down to our pace."
KHS (2-1) led at the half, 27-19. The Bulldogs seemed to be overcoming their turnover issues after recording more than 20 in their previous two games. In the first half's final minutes, they only had three, but then turned it over four out of their last five possessions.
"We did really well in the first half," said KHS coach Ron Anthony. "We took care of the ball until the end."
Ethan Adams led KHS with 21 points, including five-for-seven on 3-pointers.
Senior Sean Curran registered his third double-double of the young season with 11 points and 19 rebounds.
Senior Rod Gilleo scored 10, Chayce Comins 7, Burgess 4, Andrew Plummer 3, and Tanner Cardiff had three.
Parker closed the gap to three, 30-27, but the Bulldogs went on a 9-2 run to lead at the end of the third quarter, 39-29. However, KHS turned the ball over 11 times in the quarter and 25 for the game.
"If we ran our plays, we knew we could get mismatches," Anthony said. "We just need to work on knowing when to pass and when to dribble."
The Bulldogs get a week off before they host River Valley (0-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Kingman Academy 65, River Valley 50
KINGMAN - Senior Tarik Skubal scored 15 points and sophomore Chris Pfeiffer added 10 to lead the Kingman Academy boys basketball team over River Valley Tuesday in Mohave Valley, 65-50. KAHS (3-0) made seven 3-pointers in the game, something coach Bryant Morrison has been waiting on.
"We actually hit some 3's," the coach said. "We've come out really strong in third quarter in every game so far. We need to start the game playing well."
The Tigers led by six after the first quarter, 14-8, and extended the lead to 15 by the end of the third, 48-33.
KAHS visits Lee Williams (0-1) in its next game at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Lake Havasu 47, Lee Williams 18
KINGMAN - The Volunteers had trouble finding the basket in their inaugural varsity contest and fell to the Knights Tuesday at Lake Havasu, 47-18. Lee Williams (0-1) only trailed by five at the end of the first quarter, 10-5.
However, Havasu (1-0) outscored the Vols by 15 in the second, 19-4.
"We played really good defense," said LWHS coach Ray Smith. "These young kids don't know how to score yet. Coming from the freshman to the varsity level, there will be some growing pains. And those will be offensively."
The Volunteers hope to get over those growing pains at the Red Rock tournament that begins today and runs through Saturday in Sedona.
LWHS hosts Kingman Academy at 7 p.m. Tuesday in its next regular season game.