Photo by Shawn Byrne.
KINGMAN – After escaping Parker Monday with a fourth-quarter comeback and then easily handling Kingman Academy Tuesday, Lee Williams is off to a 2-0 start to open the 2016-2017 season.
The 4A Conference Volunteers opened Tuesday’s game against Kingman Academy (0-2, 2A Conference) at LWHS with a 10-0 run, and the Tigers could never threaten the home team. Kingman Academy trailed by double figures most of the game in the 51-36 loss.
Sophomore Andrew Herrera and junior Marco Narvarte led the Volunteers with 15 points each. Narvarte grabbed 13 rebounds, had five steals and two blocks. Herrera finished with five boards.
Parker Taylor scored seven, Lawrence Campbell added six, Chase Williams had three, Cody Bryan and Austin Parente two each, and Kael Juelfs made a free throw. Campbell dished out five assists and came up with three steals.
Senior Cade Martin was Kingman Academy’s only player to reach double figures. Martin led with 10 points, Tyler Chinyere scored nine, Brad Hecker and Rider Havatone each finished with six, Kannon Butler added four before fouling out, and Zach Matthes ended with one.
“Defensively, we played a lot better than last night (Monday),” said LWHS coach Cain Atkinson.
Lee Williams had to fight back to beat Parker (0-1, 2A) Monday, 59-53. Parker led by six at the end of the first quarter, 16-10, but the Vols bounced back to lead at halftime, 28-25. It was Parker’s turn again in the third quarter when the Broncs reclaimed the lead, 43-41, but then Herrera led the Vols in the fourth with three 3-pointers and splashed a total of seven for the game. He finished with 25 points and six rebounds.
Campbell had eight assists and three rebounds to go with his eight points. Juelfs scored seven points, and Marco Narvarte contributed six points with a 13-rebound game. Diego Narvarte ended with five points, Parente had four, and Paul Giglio and Taylor each tallied two.
Kingman Academy looks for its first win of the season Tuesday at Lake Havasu (2-0, 5A Conference), a 60-59 winner over Kingman (1-1, 3A Conference) Tuesday, and Lee Williams next plays at the Sedona Red Rock Invitational this upcoming Thursday through Saturday.