Lady Tigers grab first victory

That means they're first place in section

Kingman Academy’s Amberlee Steed puts up a shot Dec. 18 against River Valley. Steed scored eight points in the Lady Tigers’ first win of the season Tuesday over Joy Christian, 34-21. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Kingman Academy’s Amberlee Steed puts up a shot Dec. 18 against River Valley. Steed scored eight points in the Lady Tigers’ first win of the season Tuesday over Joy Christian, 34-21. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - The Kingman Academy girls basketball team earned its first win of the 2015-2016 season by dispatching Joy Christian Tuesday at KAHS, 34-21.

The two teams battled to a 5-5 tie at the end of the first quarter, but it was the Academy (1-8, 1-0) who took control in the second by outscoring Joy (0-7, 0-1), 14-3. The win has the Lady Tigers in sole possession of first place in Division IV, Section III.

Shaunti Short led the Academy with 10 points, including six in the second quarter. Amberlee Steed scored eight, Cierra Brown contributed six, Vanessa Blanco added four, Chloe Elliot and Julia Aleman each made a basket, and Krystal Howard and Kirsten Lewis each had one.

Academy puts first place on the line when they next play at Wickenburg (4-3, 0-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. Academy hosts Northland Prep (0-5) in a non-section game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in a game rescheduled from Jan. 5, which kept Northland snowed in at Flagstaff.

BOYS BASKETBALL: Lee Williams 48, Parker 29

At Parker, Lee Williams put a Parker comeback attempt to bed with a 17-3 fourth quarter to beat the Broncs in a non-section contest, 48-29.

Lee Williams (6-3) led by 10 at halftime, 22-12, but Parker (2-8) cut that in half by the end of the third, 31-26.

Braxton Burgess led the Volunteers with 13 points. Marco Narvarte scored 12, Chaise Shropshire contributed six, Kael Juelfs added five, Lawrence Campbell tallied four, Parker Taylor and Kaleb Smith each contributed two, and Kenyon Rowley had one.

Lee Williams, No. 11 in D-IV, hosted No. 4 Buckeye (7-10) Wednesday. Results were not available by deadline. The Vols host D-III No. 9 Lake Havasu (9-1) at 7 p.m. tonight.

OTHER SCORES

Boys Basketball

Phoenix Country Day 58, Kingman 34