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Bulldogs open season with OT win

Nick Dellacioppa had 22 points to lead Kingman High to a 58-53 overtime win over Phoenix Barry Goldwater Tuesday night in Phoenix.

KHS led 20-18 at halftime and 31-28 at the end of the third quarter before Goldwater outscored the Bulldogs 15-12 in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 43 at the end of regulation.

"I was pleased with the win, but we have a lot of things to work on to prepare for our upcoming games," KHS coach Dirk Walker said. "Hopefully the kids can build on this road win and play with confidence."

KHS (1-0) will host Surprise Willow Canyon at 7 p.m. tonight and Flagstaff Coconino 7 p.m. Friday.

Willie Valdez added 11 points for the Bulldogs while Dylan Carroll and Rod Gilleo each had eight points. Jerron Anthony chipped in with four points, while Levi Reed had three points and 11 rebounds. Daniel Adams rounded out the scoring with two points and added seven assists.

"It was a great all- around team effort," Walker said. "Gabe Lumas and Willie did a great job defensively causing turnovers with our pressure and leading to easy baskets."

KHS Boys Soccer

Neri Castillo's header in the 35th minute was the only goal for the Bulldogs in their season opening 3-1 loss to Flagstaff Tuesday in Flagstaff.

Alex Peterson had 16 saves for the Bulldogs in his first varsity game.

"We have some key fundamentals that we need to work on, such as our first touch, moving without the ball and communication, but the season has just started and we have time to work on these skills," KHS coach Matt Tortora said. "Overall, the team played very well against Flagstaff."

Last year, Flagstaff advanced to the semi-finals of the 4A-II state tournament.

KHS (0-1) will travel to the Yuma Catholic Invitational this weekend.