Tigers strike back, beat Kingman by 12
Lee Williams opens Red Rock tourney 1-2
KINGMAN – Ten days after losing to the Kingman Bulldogs by 21 points, the Kingman Academy Tigers returned the favor with a 69-57 win over the Bulldogs Thursday at KAHS.
“Cade hit shots and Elijah was in foul trouble,” said KHS boys basketball coach Nick Juby.
Cade is Kingman Academy’s Cade Martin, who lit up the Betty Rowe Gymnasium with 29 points. He made five 3-pointers and was 6-for-7 from the free-throw line.
Kingman’s Elijah Howery was held to one point in the loss. The Bulldogs (1-3, 3A Conference) had their chance when they held Kingman Academy (2-2, 2A Conference) to two points in the second quarter and led at the half, 30-23.
The Tigers then nearly doubled their output for the game in the third quarter to retake the lead from Kingman, 45-39. Kingman Academy added another 24 points in the fourth to put the game away.
Tyler Chinyere added 18 points for the Tigers. Brad Hecker scored 12, Logan Day and Kannon Butler each had three, and Will Boyett chipped in two.
The win is the second in a row for the Tigers since starting the season 0-2.
Anthony Pinto led Kingman with 18 points. Miguel Salinas added 12, Jordan Dupee scored 11, and Calvin Kelly and Tobias Bagby each chipped in two.
Kingman has lost three straight since beating Kingman Academy back on Nov. 21.
“We’ll be all right,” Juby said. “Just some early season adversity.”
Kingman Academy next plays at Winslow Tuesday, and Kingman is at Parker the same night.
Lee Williams 1-2 at Red Rock Inv.
At Sedona, Lee Williams finished Thursday’s action in the Red Rock Hoops Classic at 1-2.
The Volunteers beat Snowflake 62-52 behind Andrew Herrera’s 16 points.
Sabino dropped Lee Williams 43-38. Herrera scored 14, and Marco Narvarte had 13. Winslow handed the Vols their second loss, 63-48. Herrera again led the Vols, this time with 10.
Further details from the tournament were not available by deadline. Lee Williams plays its first 4A Conference Grand Canyon Region game when the Vols (3-2 overall, 2-0 4A) host Flagstaff (1-0) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.