KINGMAN - Senior Taylor Reed found her groove and scored 27 points as the Kingman High girls basketball team shredded Mingus Friday at KHS, 66-40. The win keeps the Lady Bulldogs' hopes alive for a birth into the Division II, Section 1 tournament at the end of the season.
Kingman (2-2 S-1, 13-2 D-II) used the first and third quarters to put away Mingus (1-3, 7-8). The Lady Bulldogs outscored the Marauders 20-7 in the first and 25-8 in the third.
Desirae Gonzalez scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Kingman. Rachel Arave produced eight points, Stephanie Goulart added six and Kim Carroll finished with three. Though point guard Alison Owen did not score, she dished out 11 assists in the win.
Kingman has a difficult task when they play at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Flagstaff. The Eagles are currently in first place in Section 1, and the Lady Bulldogs are in a must-win situation to get into the section tournament.
Kingman was in Wickenburg for a non-section game Saturday. Results were not available by deadline.
Tonopah Valley 48, Lee Williams 47
KINGMAN - After trailing by eight with 1 minute, 25 seconds remaining, the Lee Williams boys basketball team rallied but fell just short in its D-III, Section 2 loss to the Phoenix Friday at LWHS.
Lee Williams (0-7, 1-13) got a steal with 8 seconds left while trailing by one. Unfortunately, the ensuing layup was missed and the Volunteers were denied their second win of the season.
"The kids fought hard," said LWHS coach Ray Smith. "It was a little heartbreaking."
Though statistics were not available, Smith said Giancarlo Narvarte, Braxton Burgess and Kenyon Rowley played outstanding basketball.
Lee Williams plays Kingman in a non-section game at 7 p.m. Monday at KHS.
Mingus 48, Kingman 32
KINGMAN - A poor shooting performance, 18 percent from the floor, stifled the Kingman High boys basketball team Friday in Cottonwood. Mingus used a 20-3 second quarter to take the D-II, Section 1 win that makes the Bulldogs' appearance in the season-ending section tournament nearly impossible.
Kingman (1-3, 6-9) needs a lot of help from Coconino in order to land a spot, in addition to winning its final two section games.
Rod Gilleo led the Bulldogs with seven points. Ethan Adams produced six, and Skyler Burgess, four.
Yuma Catholic 53, Kingman Academy 20
KINGMAN - After getting its first D-III, Section 2 win of the season Wednesday against North Pointe Prep (50-15) in Phoenix, the Kingman Academy girls basketball team was shut down by Yuma Catholic Friday in Yuma, 53-20.
Kingman Academy (1-6, 3-13) hosts Northwest Christian (3-3, 6-9) at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lady Tigers' season finale.