Local Roundup: Jan. 27
Shamrocks’ Gill returns from injury, goes undefeated at Bourgade
After suffering an injury during the Yuma Catholic football state championship game, it looked as if Ryan Gill would not wrestle in his senior year.
But Gill (170) returned to the Shamrock's wrestling team Friday, going undefeated at the Bourgade Last Chance tournament.
YC as a team went 4-0 in the tournament, topping North High School 63-15, Valley Lutheran 65-18, Trevor Browne 60-14 and Northwest Christian 76-6.
The Shamrocks' seven other wrestlers join Gill going undefeated at the tournament.
Chris Anderson (106), Ernesto Sandigo (120), Casey Alexander (132), Clay Sierra (145), Grady Eldridge (152) , Alex Demyan (182) and Clayton Smith (195) were all perfect at Bourgade.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Gila Ridge gets first win over Kofa
There's a first time for everything.
The Gila Ridge boys basketball team beat Kofa 50-41 on Friday night. The win marked the first time the Hawks had ever beaten Kofa in the school's history.
“We're on top of the world right now,” Hawks coach Louie Pisano said.
Gila Ridge made a remarkable comeback after trailing 33-16 at halftime.
The Hawks (11-13) held the Kings to just two points in the fourth quarter and eight points in the entire second half.
Jonathan Turner led Gila Ridge in scoring with 20 points in the game.
Cibola routs San Luis
Deante Gaines picked up a double-double in Cibola's 77-42 win over San Luis on Friday.
Gaines had 26 points and 10 rebounds in the game for the Raiders.
Steven Loucks grabbed 12 boards and had six assists in the game. Daniel Kirkland and Brett Boyer both added 12 points for Cibola.
Cibola will play again at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home against Gila Ridge.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Cibola breezes past San Luis
Cibola put up 21 points in the first quarter and cruised to a 62-18 win over San Luis on Friday night.
Charlene Acuna led the Raiders in scoring, with 14 points in the game. Brandi Badilla added 13 points for Cibola.
The win improves the Raiders to a 17-8 overall record on the season and a 13-2 record in the AIA Power Points.
Gila Ridge tops Kofa
Gila Ridge had two players pick up double-doubles as the Hawks went on to top Kofa 62-47 on Friday.
Mariah Carter picked up 21 points and 11 rebounds in the game, while Summer Ehrig had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks (12-5).
Gila Ridge led 28-21 at halftime, but the Kings cut the lead to three in the third quarter, making the score 33-30 at the time.
The Hawks are focused on the postseason, Hawks coach David Schultz said, and have their sights set on hosting Cibola at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
“It's really going to come down to next week,” Schultz said. “We're playing Cibola — we're both high ranked. It'll be a big game for both schools.”
Jocelyn Castaneda put up 12 points for Kofa.
Antelope beats Ajo
Shanna Skousen racked up 12 points in Antelope's 31-21 win over Ajo on Friday.
Alemda Maynes added eight points for the Rams in the game.
“We just played our game and kept a lead to where they wouldn't come back,” Rams coach Michael Holton said.
Parker drops YC
Playing their fourth game in three days seemed to be too much for Yuma Catholic as they fell 53-33 to Parker on Friday night.
Madison Brazeel had 12 points in the game for YC, while Makena Zamora added 11.
“There's no excuses,” Bob McGalliard said. “They just came out and they beat us.”
Warriors down Gila Bend
Gina Rivera hit four 3-pointers in San Pasqual's 41-12 win over Gila Bend on Friday.
Rivera had a double-double in the game, coming up with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
Tatianna Damon added 10 points for the Warriors (8-5).