Knight boys beat Lan­caster in OT

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The Knight boys basketball team de­feated Lan­caster on the road with a 62-58 over­time victory on Tues­day. With the win, the Hawks (8-11, 6-3 GL) are now tied with the Ea­gles and High­land for sec­ond place with 6-3 records, while East­side is a half-game be­hind with a 5-3 record. Quartz Hill is in first place with a 7-1 record. See the high school sports roundup on

LAN­CASTER — The Knight boys basketball team de­feated Lan­caster on the road with a 62-58 over­time victory on Tues­day.

With the win, the Hawks (8-11, 6-3 GL) are now tied with the Ea­gles and High­land for sec­ond place with 6-3 records, while East­side is a half-game be­hind with a 5-3 record. Quartz Hill is in first place with a 7-1 record.

“We pretty much had to have this one tonight,” Knight coach Tom He­gre said.

Knight trailed by four with two min­utes to play and tied the game late. The Hawks had the last shot of reg­u­la­tion, but it missed.

“We put up a pretty good shot,” He­gre said.

Free throws helped Knight pull ahead in over­time. The Hawks led 62-55 be­fore Lan­caster put up a part­ing half-court shot at the buzzer to make it 62-58.

Kylie Gra­ham led the Hawks with 23 points, while Amari Davis scored four points with 10 re­bounds and Clay He­gre added 10 points with seven re­bounds.

Knight plays at Lit­tle­rock on Fri­day, while Lan­caster (10-6, 6-3) plays at High­land.

Desert 81, Boron 67

ED­WARDS AFB — The Desert boys basketball team picked up its first High Desert League win of the sea­son with an 81-67 victory over Boron on Tues­day.

The Scor­pi­ons (6-5, 1-3 HDL) started slow, trail­ing in the first quar­ter, but picked up the pace and led 37-25 at half­time be­fore pulling away even more in the sec­ond half.

“Ev­ery­thing was click­ing,” Desert as­sis­tant coach Ernest Nel­son said. “The guys were play­ing re­ally good de­fense and the ball was drop­ping for us tonight.”

The Scor­pi­ons recorded 40 re­bounds and com­mit­ted just four turnovers as a team.

“We held onto the ball pretty good tonight,” Nel­son said.

Phillip Carter led Desert with 23 points and added seven re­bounds and five as­sists, while Emil Rogers picked up a dou­ble-dou­ble of 19 points and 17 re­bounds.

Javier El­liott also recorded a dou­ble-dou­ble for the Scor­pi­ons with 10 points and 11 re­bounds and Jeremy Waldrip scored 13 points.

Desert head coach Phil Pleas­ant was on hand to see his team get their first league win. The Scor­pi­ons have been with­out him since he suf­fered a heart at­tack dur­ing a home game against Cal­i­for­nia City on Dec. 17. That game was post­poned and has not been resched­uled. Nel­son said Pleas­ant was look­ing well.

Desert next plays at Cal­i­for­nia City on Fri­day, while Boron (4-8, 1-5) plays Kern Val­ley at home on Fri­day.

Desert Chris­tian 47, Faith Bap­tist 34

LAN­CASTER — The Desert Chris­tian boys basketball team de­feated Faith Bap­tist 47-34 in a Her­itage League game at Desert Chris­tian High on Tues­day.

Isa­iah Diaz led the Knights (11-13, 6-5) with 14 points, five re­bounds, three as­sists and four steals, Jerek Steven­son had 10 points, one re­bound, one as­sist and three steals and Frank Flores added six points, 10 re­bounds, two as­sists, six steals and two blocks.

Desert Chris­tian will play at Palm­dale Aero­space Academy on Fri­day.

Girls Basketball Knight 54, Lan­caster 48

PALM­DALE — The Knight girls basketball team handed Lan­caster its first loss in Golden League play with a 54-48 victory at Knight High on Tues­day, cre­at­ing a three-way tie for first place.

Se­nior Bai­ley Cas­sell led the Hawks with 22 points, on five 3-point­ers, and five re­bounds and se­nior Keyna Hadley had 12 points, six re­bounds and four as­sists.

Knight sopho­more Oluwa­toyin Sun­day had six re­bounds and two as­sists, fresh­man Dime­tria John­son had eight re­bounds, two as­sists and two steals and sopho­more Bless­ing McBride had six points, seven re­bounds and two blocks.

Knight made 10 3-point­ers, in­clud­ing three by se­nior Shyanne Brooks, who fin­ished with nine points and three re­bounds.

Knight led 14-9 at the end of the first quar­ter and held Lan­caster to nine points in each of the first three quar­ters. Knight led 32-18 at half­time.

Lan­caster outscored Knight 21-11 in the fourth quar­ter.

High­land 43, AV High 23 Rosamond 58, Cal City 19 Boys Soc­cer Par­a­clete 1, Wind­ward 1

PALM­DALE — The High­land girls basketball team de­feated An­te­lope Val­ley 43-23 on Tues­day.

With Knight’s win over Lan­caster on Tues­day, the Bull­dogs, Hawks and Ea­gles are now all tied for first place in the Golden League with 7-1 records.

High­land plays at Lan­caster on Thurs­day.

ROSAMOND — The Rosamond girls basketball team com­pleted the first half of High Desert League play un­de­feated, with a 58-19 win over Cal­i­for­nia City on Tues­day at Rosamond High.

Jazmine Bor­rego led the Road­run­ners (11-7, 6-0) with 21 points.

“She played very well on de­fense,” Rosamond coach Justin Armstrong said. “She re­ally an­chored our de­fense down low.”

Maeyll Grimes added eight points for Rosamond.

“We played re­ally good team de­fense,” Armstrong said. “Of­fen­sively it wasn’t the pret­ti­est of games, but Cal­i­for­nia City is very feisty. I’ve got to give it to them.”

Rosamond will host Fra­zier Moun­tain on Fri­day to start the sec­ond half of league.

“We just know we have to do bet­ter,” Armstrong said.

LOS AN­GE­LES — The Par­a­clete boys soc­cer team tied Wind­ward 1-1 in a Gold Coast League match on Tues­day.

Matthew Hong scored the first goal of the game in the 60th minute for the Spir­its (9-4-3, 2-2-3 GCL). Wind­ward coun­tered with a goal in the 70th minute to tie the game.

Par­a­clete goal­keeper Lo­gan Reese recorded 10 saves.

The Spir­its will play Cross­roads at the Lan­caster Na­tional Soc­cer Cen­ter on Mon­day.

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