Kingman boys nip Mohave; Lee Williams wrestlers stop Cali

Lee Williams’s Kensington Penny spins away from his Chino Valley opponent Dec. 2 at LWHS. Penny went 3-0 Wednesday at River Valley, including two wins by pin. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

Lee Williams’s Kensington Penny spins away from his Chino Valley opponent Dec. 2 at LWHS. Penny went 3-0 Wednesday at River Valley, including two wins by pin. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

KINGMAN - After leading most of the way, including 41-33 to start the fourth quarter, the Kingman High boys basketball team held off a late and furious Mohave rally for a 59-53 win Wednesday in Bullhead City.

Mohave (1-3) reduced the lead down to three with only a little more than a minute remaining, but Kingman (3-3) got key stops and knocked down free throws to hold off the T-birds.

Jordan Dupee led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Tanner Best tallied 14, Anthony Pinto contributed 10 and Miguel Salinas added seven.

The Bulldogs had been struggling with their shooting of late, but they made seven 3-pointers in the win.

Jon Hunt scored four points, Raymond Barteau and Tobias Bagby each had two, and Elijah Howery made a free throw.

Kingman next plays at Chino Valley (1-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

WRESTLING

At River Valley, Lee Williams went 1-2 with a win over Blythe, Calif., Palo Verde (42-29), but fell to River Valley (37-36) and Laughlin (30-24). The Vols had to forfeit six weight classes in each match.

Nick Verville at 132 pounds, Randy Muhr (138) and Kensington Penny (285) went 3-0 for Lee Williams.

Verville was awarded two forfeits and beat Ricardo Barhon, 16-5. Muhr got one win by forfeit and two by fall. He pinned Laughlin's Issiah Johnson and only took 25 seconds to pin River Valley's Shawn Garrett.

Penny also won twice via pins. He got Palo Verde's Sam Czuilin in 25 seconds and pinned River Valley's Jess Pierce. His third win was by forfeit.

Shannon Townes (160) and Tiberius Williams (182) each went 2-1 for the Vols. Lee Williams is 3-6.

The Vols wrestle Wednesday at Chino Valley.