Prep Roundup: Bulldogs tally comeback win over Paradise Honors
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.
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.
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).
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.