Tigers roll over Wickenburg

Coconino blanks Bulldogs

KINGMAN - Building on a 38-24 halftime lead, the Kingman Academy boys basketball team went on a 19-3 tear in the third quarter to trounce Wickenburg Friday in a Division III, Section 2 win, 66-32.

Lance Martin and Chris Pfeiffer led the Tigers with 11 points each. Martin made it a double-double with 15 rebounds and also had five blocked shots in the win.

Tarik Skubal finished with 10 points for Kingman Academy (5-0 S-2, 13-0 D-III). Henry Chinyere pitched in nine, and Breyden Potter scored eight. Potter also had 10 rebounds and five assists for the game.

Caleb Boyett added seven for the Tigers, Robby Glass contributed five, T.J. Pena had three and Austin Tomlinson ended with two.

The Tigers outrebounded Wickenburg (1-3, 4-9) by a margin of 53-34 for the contest.

This upcoming week should present the most difficult part of the Section 2 schedule for Kingman Academy. The Tigers play fourth-place North Pointe Prep (4-1, 8-4) Wednesday in Phoenix, third-place Yuma Catholic (4-1, 13-1) Friday at home, and second-place Northwest Christian (5-0, 10-3) Feb. 4 in Phoenix. All games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Kingman Academy currently sits at No. 4 in the D-III Seedings race.

Boys Soccer:

Coconino 4, Kingman 0

KINGMAN - Standing at 7-1 on Jan. 8, the Kingman High boys soccer looked to have sufficient momentum heading into D-II, Section 5 action. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they have now dropped their first four section games after being blanked by Coconino Friday in Flagstaff, 4-0.

Kingman (0-4, 7-5) stands at No. 51 in the D-II Seedings and need to be at least No. 16 to make it into the postseason. The Bulldogs have been eliminated in the race for the section championship, which would have catapulted them into the state tournament.

Kingman wraps up the season with its Senior Appreciation Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Mohave (1-2, 6-4) in a section contest.

Boys Hoops:

Parker 58, Lee Williams 49

KINGMAN - The final scores are getting closer for the young Lee Williams boys basketball team, but the Volunteers are still stuck on one win for the season after falling Thursday at Parker in a D-III, Section 2 game, 58-49.

Lee Williams (0-6, 1-10) got a scoring outburst from Braxton Burgess, who finished with 22 points. Giancarlo Narvarte added 13 for the Volunteers. Chaise Shropshire had seven, Nate Cottrell three, Landon Kramer two, and Kaleb Smith contributed one in the loss to Parker (2-3, 3-9).

Lee Williams has a three-game homestand this week. The Volunteers host Lake Havasu (8-3) on Monday and Mingus (8-5) on Wednesday in non-section games. Tonopah Valley (0-5, 7-6) visits the Volunteers Friday in a return to the section schedule. All games are scheduled for 7 p.m.

Girls Soccer:

Coconino 2, Kingman 1

KINGMAN - A stout defensive effort went for naught as Coconino edged the Kingman High girls soccer team Friday in a D-II, Section 5 match at KHS, 2-1.

Kingman (0-4, 2-9) first showed it was ready to play defense in the game's 10th minute. The Lady Bulldogs' Brooklyn Ness chased down from behind a Coconino (3-0, 7-2-1) scorer who was readying for a shot attempt. Ness made a beautiful sliding tackle and secured a goal kick for Kingman. Four minutes later, Lady Bulldog Keeper Deanna Pettit kept the Panthers off the board with back-to-back saves.

Kingman got on the board first just a minute after Pettit's saves when Paulina Delgado nailed a 25-yard goal over the Coconino keeper's head.

However, Coconino got on the board in the 59th minute when a shot slipped through Pettit's mitts. The Panther ended thoughts of overtime in the 79th minute with their second goal despite Kingman's Haley Moore's outstanding defense.

Before Coconino's first goal, Kingman had two excellent opportunities to extend the lead to 2-0, but both times the shots missed. The Lady Bulldogs had one more real opportunity for a second goal in the 62nd minute, but the attempt went wide.

Kingman plays its last game of the season when the Lady Bulldogs host Antelope (0-9-1) in a non-section match at 6 p.m. Tuesday on Senior Appreciation Night.

Girls Hoops:

Wickenburg 50, Kingman Academy 25

KINGMAN - The Kingman Academy girls basketball team lost its sixth consecutive D-III, Section 2 game Friday at KAHS as Wickenburg beat the Lady Tigers, 50-25.

Kingman Academy (0-5, 2-12) looks to pick up their first win in section play when they host North Pointe Prep (0-4, 0-11) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at KAHS.