Varsity Recap: 67 – 60
After a very slow start with missed layups and free throws the Scorpions found themselves in a 15 point hole at the end of the first half of the game. At halftime the team regrouped and returned to what has been their cornerstone for the last 4 years, defense. The Scorpions forced turnover after turnover and made it a 2 possession game going into the 4th quarter. The Scorpions pulled off the comeback win behind Shay Cain’s 34 point effort (scoring 22 in the second half). Jake Clapper pitched in 20 points and Adrian Banuelos added 8 points. The Scorpions completed the program sweep for the evening.
JV Recap: 70 – 28
The JV Scorpions traveled to Goldwater High School last night and came away with a 70 – 28 win. Malik Lanfair started the season off with a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Luis Bravo also chipped in 20 points and 4 assists…. Kevin Gilmer, Eli Fultz, Amir Hunter and Malachi Hibbitt all contributed 8 points each.
Freshman Recap: 49 – 19
The Desert Edge freshman basketball team traveled to Goldwater for their season opener last night. Nicely overcoming some early nerves offensively they pulled away in the second half using their smothering defense to force over 20 turnovers in route to a 49 – 19 victory. Branden Trujillo led the way in scoring with 17 points, Keleel Johns was right behind with 14 points. Kijan Edwards and Christian Bobo were all over the rebounds with each in double figures.