KHS girls' basketball team defeats Goldwater

The Kingman girls' basketball team hit its free throws down the stretch to defeat host Phoenix Goldwater 44-38 on Friday in a Northwest Region game.

"At the end of the third quarter Alicia Cesspooch hit about a 26-footer as the buzzer went off and that put us up by eight," Kingman coach Joe Juelfs said.

"We hit 10 free throws at the end of the game that kind of sealed it for us.

"It was one of those games that was a fouling contest."

Kingman was fortunate to hit the 10 free throws down the stretch, because the Bulldogs were 14-for-23 from the line on the night.

"We were lucky," Juelfs said.

"We put a good run on them in the third quarter and hit our shots when it counted."

A balanced scoring attack helped the Bulldogs get the win.

Iris Savatgy scored 10, Randi Honga scored nine, Cesspooch hit eight and Randi Honga added five points.

"We had good balanced scoring," Juelfs said, "everybody contributed."

Tabitha Huffer led the Bulldogs on the boards with 10 rebounds.

"We played really well, really aggressively," Juelfs said.

"All but one person scored.

"It looked like team basketball again."

The Bulldogs are 3-5 in the Northwest Region and, with two more league games left in the season, have a good chance at making the conference playoffs.

They are at Deer Valley, which is 8-0 in the region, tonight.