Barella scores 31 as River Valley runs through Lee Williams, 61-45
KINGMAN - River Valley's Brandon Barella poured in 31 points and the Dust Devils dismissed the Lee Williams boys basketball team Tuesday in a Section II game at LWHS, 61-45.
It was a closely fought contest in the first half that ended with Lee Williams (6-5 Division III, 2-3 Section II) leading, 32-30. River Valley (3-6, 1-3) took over the third quarter and outscored the Vols 21-7.
Braxton Burgess netted 18 points to lead Lee Williams. Giancarlo Narvarte scored 10, and Chaise Shropshire and Kael Juelfs each added five. Paul Giglio contributed three, and Marco Narvarte and Kaleb Smith each had two.
No. 37 Lee Williams hosts Parker (1-10, 0-4) in another section matchup at 7 p.m. today.
Academy races past Seligman in third quarter
The Tigers distanced themselves from Seligman with a 29-6 third quarter Tuesday in a non-section game at Seligman. The Academy (10-2, 2-1 Section II) shot 50 percent as a team, including Breyden Potter's 8-for-11 game, in the 72-45 win.
Potter finished with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Seligman (3-7) stayed with the Tigers in the first half, 30-25. The Antelopes forced the Academy into 26 turnovers, but the Tigers also had 24 steals as a team.
Caleb Boyett scored 10 points for the Academy. Henry Chinyere finished with nine and had nine of the steals. Robby Glass and Jeffry Chinyere each added eight, P.J. Homer had six and Will Herbine contributed five. Jacob Corbridge and Cade Martin each ended with four.
The Tigers returned to section action when they played at Tonopah Valley (4-7, 0-3) Wednesday. Results were not available by deadline.
Coconino bombs Kingman
Poor shooting and a 25-turnover night spelled doom for the Bulldogs as Coconino (5-6 D-II, 2-0 S-I) won by 38 points in Section I action, 66-28. The Panthers' win came just three days after beating the Bulldogs in Kingman, 52-42.
Ethan Adams led the Bulldogs with 10 points. T.J. Sherman scored five, Austin Crisil added four, Casey Smith contributed three and Daniel Robinson had two.
Kingman (2-9, 0-2) tries to climb out of the Section I cellar at Prescott (1-10, 0-2) at 7 p.m. today.
Panthers cruise past Lady Bulldogs
The Kingman High Lady Bulldogs shot just 24 percent from the floor, and Coconino (6-5, 2-0) took advantage to lead at halftime, 36-12. The Panthers cruised the rest of the way to win the Section I game, 52-27.
Desirae Gonzalez led Kingman (7-5, 0-2) with 17 points, seven rebounds, six steals and three assists. Kim Carroll scored six points, and Kyla Silas and McKell Old Bull each added two.
The Lady Bulldogs look to rise in the Section I standings when they host Prescott (7-5, 1-1) at 7 p.m. today.
River Valley surges by LWHS
After a relatively close first half with Lee Williams trailing, 19-11, River Valley (7-3 D-III, 3-0 S-II) held the Lady Vols to just one third-quarter point en route to a 42-30 win Tuesday in Mohave Valley.
Sadie Snay led Lee Williams (3-8 D-III) with 13 points, and Marli Lauck scored 11. Kristen Finch and Madi Arave each added two, and Mia Santos and Madi McGlathery each finished with one.
Lee Williams returns to Mohave Valley to play MALC (0-6 D-IV) at 3 p.m. today.
Bradshaw Mountain 3, Kingman 1
K - Jay McNiven (62nd minute).
Mingus 8, Lee Williams 0
Seligman 48, Kingman Academy 34
Bradshaw Mountain 4, Kingman 0