Knight boys beat Lancaster in OT
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.