Lee Williams knocks off North Pointe in OT, 66-65

KINGMAN - Freshman Paul Giglio buried a 3-pointer from the corner with 12 seconds left in overtime to put Lee Williams up by one and the Volunteers hung on for the win over North Pointe Prep Friday in a Section II game at LWHS, 66-65.

"It was a crazy one," said LWHS boys basketball coach Ray Smith. "That's kind of how we're living right now. We're living on the edge."

Lee Williams (6-4 Division III, 2-2 Section II) trailed by five with 58 seconds remaining in regulation but fought back to force the overtime period.

"Right now, we're just playing hard," Smith said. "We found a way to tie it."

Giancarlo Narvarte and Braxton Burgess led the Vols 20 points each. Chaise Shropshire and Giglio each added six. Marco Narvarte, Kael Juelfs and Kaleb Smith each finished with four.

North Pointe (7-3, 2-2) had eight seconds to try to win the game at the end but could only heave up an attempted buzzer beater that fell short as the clock ran out.

"We're not the smartest team, but we play hard and are playing really well together," Smith said. "That's what I'm really excited about."

Lee Williams continues its section schedule when the Vols host River Valley (2-6, 0-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Bradshaw Mountain 54, Kingman 32

Kingman High coach Ron Anthony reported that the Bulldogs had more turnovers than points in Kingman's Section I loss Friday in Prescott Valley.

Ethan Adams led Kingman (2-7 D-II, 0-1 Section V) with nine points. Jacob Cave and Bryton Carder each had seven, T.J. Sherman contributed five and Tanner Cardiff finished with four in the loss to Bradshaw (5-7, 1-0).

Kingman hosted Coconino Saturday in a non-section game that was rescheduled from Tuesday's postponement due to weather. Results were not available by deadline. The two teams square off again in a section game in Flagstaff at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


Flagstaff 3, Kingman 0

The Lady Bulldogs may have played their best soccer in Friday's 3-0 loss to No. 19 Flagstaff (7-2 D-II, 2-0 Section V) at KHS.

"Our team played the best I've ever seen them play," said KHS girls soccer coach Laura Hilfinger. "They really stepped up for senior night and played a tough 80 minutes against a very good Flagstaff team."

Keeper Deanna Pettit played a key role for Kingman (2-8, 0-2) in keeping the Lady Bulldogs close to the Eagles.

"Deanna had an outstanding game in the net," Hilfinger said. "I'm very proud of all the girls."

Kingman next plays Bradshaw Mountain at Prescott Valley in another section match at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Lake Havasu 6, Lee Williams 1

The Lady Volunteers held a brief 1-0 lead over Lake Havasu (2-6) when forward Melissa Score found the goal early in the first half Thursday at Havasu. However, the Knights had it tied and went ahead 2-1 before the half ended.

"In the end, the Knights just outlasted the ladies," said LWHS girls soccer coach Tom Poole. "I am extremely happy with ladies' performance. I got a glimpse of the future and am confident that with a little time, the Lady Vols are going to be a serious threat in our division."

Lee Williams (1-6 D-III) next plays at Northwest Christian in Phoenix after a long layoff on Jan. 26.


Lake Havasu 2, Lee Williams 1

The Volunteers suffered a crucial loss Thursday at Lake Havasu in their push for a state tournament spot.

Lee Williams (4-2, D-III) dropped to No. 32 and needs to be in the top 16 to play past the regular season.

The Vols got the lead on Havasu (4-5) in the seventh minute when Dylan Good threaded a pass through to Carlos Castaneda, who scored from 18 yards out. Havasu tied it just eight minutes later and went ahead with the winning goal in the 68th minute.

"We truly played as 11 and I couldn't be more proud," said LWHS coach Ray Tapia. "We came out with more confidence and control than any other match."

Lee Williams plays at D-III No. 5-ranked Mingus (8-1) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.