Sports Roundup: Monday, January 19, 2009

KMS boys snap Needles

The Kingman Middle School seventh-grade boys team kept up their defensive intensity this week to go 2-0. The Bobcats torched Needles, Calif., by 16 to give the Ponies their first loss of the season. The Bobcats defense relaxed in the first half against Bullhead City, but KMS held the Hawks to only four second-half points en route to a 36-19 victory.

KMS girls hoops

Despite being held to two points through three quarters, the KMS eighth-grade team battled Needles to the end on Tuesday. The Bobcats scored eight of their 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Ponies won, 51-10. The Bobcats' defensive effort paid dividends on Thursday as Bullhead City handed KMS a 21-10 loss. The Bobcats were able to get shots, but the ball just did not fall.

KAOL boys hoops

Aaron Hurt and Lance Martin each scored 10 points and Wes McCord went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter, as the Coyotes' seventh-grade team beat Mohave Valley, 37-31. McCord finished with 6 points, Austin "Goat" Tomlinson had 5, Breyden Potter 2 and Quinn Garcia added 1 in the win over the Bulldogs. Hard work and battling tough weren't enough for the eighth-grade boys team, as the Coyotes fell to Mohave Valley, 46-42. Ty Sherwood led the Coyotes with 18 points and Johnny Herrero scored 12. Alec Padilla added 8, and Michael Higuera and Jake Kaiser each had 2.

WCMS boys hoops

The eighth-grade team posted a 1-1 record this week with a 54-10 loss to Lake Havasu City Thunderbolt and a 51-18 victory over KAOL. The Wolves' seventh-grade team also went 1-1, losing to the Thundercats 31-24, but edging the Coyotes, 26-23.

WCMS girls hoops

Both the eighth-and-seventh-grade teams went 2-0 for the Wolves. The eighth-grade squad knocked off Thunderbolt 23-16 and was seven points better than KAOL, 26-19. The seventh-grade team posted a 23-21 triumph of the Thundercats and backed the win up with a 23-22 victory over the Coyotes.

KHS JV boys hoops

The Bulldogs have started to play together and are working hard, but at times KHS seems to let up. The Bulldogs were in it with Glendale Deer Valley on Tuesday, but KHS could only manage seven second-half points as the Skyhawks came away with the win.

KAHS JV boys hoops

Jimmy Herrero and Emery Rogers dominated the inside for the Tigers, and KAHS outscored Mt. Tipton 41-31 on Thursday in Dolan Springs. Despite making only 2 of 10 free throws against the Panthers, the Tigers pulled out the win. Herrero led the Tigers with 14 points and Rogers scored 10. Josh Lohone added 5, Jarel Clark had 4, and Daniel Rappissi, Jayson Hopson, Cooper Kay and Lavante Thompson all had 2.

KHS JV girls hoops

The Bulldogs posted an 0-3 record in their last three games. KHS lost to Goldwater 53-21, Mountain Ridge 59-30 and Deer Valley 40-33. Michelle Bracy scored 6 and Ruth Bushman had 5 against Goldwater. Cassandra Canoy led KHS with 10 in the loss to Mountain Ridge, Bracy added 9 and Charmain Knell had 7. Against Deer Valley, Conoy had 13, Knell 8 and Modesta Ramirez had 5.

KHS freshman boys hoops

Daniel Adams scored 11 points, including 3-for-4 from 3-point land, but the Bulldogs fell to Peoria Centennial, 34-26. KHS had a balanced attack against Deer Valley, but the Bulldogs still lost, 49-31. Adams scored 10, Kellen Smith and Doug Saunders added 6, Dylan Carroll and Gabe Lumas each had 3 and Levi Reed 1 in the loss. To finish out the last three tough games for the Bulldogs, La Joya edged KHS, 36-30.