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Prep Roundup: Bulldogs tally comeback win over Paradise Honors

Marcos Silva scored two goals Tuesday as Kingman High rallied for a 3-2 win at Paradise Honors. (Miner file photo)

Marcos Silva scored two goals Tuesday as Kingman High rallied for a 3-2 win at Paradise Honors. (Miner file photo)

KINGMAN – The Kingman High School boys soccer team proved no deficit is too large as it rallied Tuesday for a 3-2 win at Paradise Honors.

“It was a great comeback win,” said Bulldogs head coach Kevin Roberts. “We had great ball control, good defense and great intensity. We are 2-0 in (the region) and taking it game by game.”

Kingman’s Juan Ipina scored the game-winning goal off an assist from Yahir Boo. Marcos Silva tallied the other two goals as the Bulldogs overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit.

John Michael O’Malley and Ipina each finished with an assist.

“The chemistry is gaining on every game with our defense,” Roberts said. “Charles Williamson had a great defensive match, gave good long balls.”

Kingman (3-2, 2-0 3A Northwest Region) hosts Wickenburg (0-2, 0-1) at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Girls basketball

Academy 22, River Valley 19

At River Valley, the Lady Tigers opened region play Tuesday with a 22-19 win over the Lady Dust Devils.

No. 34 ranked Academy (3-3, 1-0 3A West Region) travels to 17th-ranked Northwest Christian (5-1, 1-0) at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Northwest Christian 49, Kingman 34

At KHS, the Lady Bulldogs suffered their fourth straight loss Tuesday in a 49-34 setback to Northwest Christian.

No. 37 ranked Kingman (1-7, 0-1 3A West Region) welcomes No. 24 ranked Wickenburg (3-3) to town at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Boys basketball

River Valley 44, Academy 43

At River Valley, the Tigers fell just short Tuesday in a 44-43 decision to the Dust Devils.

No. 23 ranked Academy (3-3, 0-1 3A West Region) makes the trek to 21st-ranked Northwest Christian (4-3, 1-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Northwest Christian 83, Kingman 62

At KHS, it was a tough Tuesday night for the Bulldogs as they suffered an 83-62 setback to the Crusaders.

No. 36 ranked Kingman (2-6, 0-1 3A West Region) hosts 39th-ranked Wickenburg (0-6, 0-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Dysart 61, Lee Williams 37

At Dysart, the Vols’ slow start Tuesday proved costly in a 61-37 loss to Dysart. Lee Williams mustered just 12 points in the first half, while the Demons countered with 32 to take a commanding lead.

The Vols responded with a 17-point third quarter, but it was too little, too late as they saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Jayden Hooper and Marcell Thompson each finished with eight points, while Josiah Hooper added six.

No. 20 ranked Lee Williams (4-3, 2-1 4A Grand Canyon Region) plays its third consecutive road game at 7 p.m. Thursday against region foe and No. 33 ranked Prescott (2-5, 2-1).

Girls soccer

Paradise 8, Kingman 0

At Paradise Honors, the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t find the back of the net Tuesday in an 8-0 setback to the Lady Panthers.

Kingman (0-6, 0-2 3A Northwest Region) welcomes Wickenburg (0-2) to town at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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