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Ci­bola girls stay un­de­feated

Ci­bola girls bas­ket­ball im­proved to 3-0 in AIA play with an­other blowout win on Fri­day night.

The Raiders downed Westview 49-33 be­hind 14 points and seven as­sists from Arlyssa Un­der­wood.

Ari­anna Bur­gos had 11 points and Rylee Lakey added 10 points and eight re­bounds.

MORE GIRLS BAS­KET­BALL San Pasqual 54, Mo­have Ac­cel­er­ated 19

The War­riors were led by a big night from Mary Amador with 25 points and five as­sists.

Bri­anna Arriaga added 12 points and 14 re­bounds and Keija Ko­teen had 10 as­sists.

BOYS SOC­CER San Luis 3, Al­ham­bra 0

The Sidewinders were led by first-half goals from Isaac Flores and Erik Vera. Sa­muel Apo­daca scored in the sec­ond half with an as­sist from Ce­sar Meza to win 3-0.

GIRLS SOC­CER Lib­erty 2, Ci­bola 1

The Raiders went down 2-0 be­fore Liz­beth Ru­bio scored on a ball from Jada Bar­nett to cut the lead in half.

Pitcher Kelly gets $5.5M, 2-year deal with D-Backs

PHOENIX — Right-han­der Mer­rill Kelly is join­ing his home­town Ari­zona Di­a­mond­backs, agree­ing to a $5.5 mil­lion, two-year con­tract.

The 30-year-old spent the past four sea­sons with SK Wyverns in South Korea. He was 48-32 with a 3.86 ERA, in­clud­ing 16-7 in 2017.

A Scotts­dale na­tive, Kelly at­tended Desert Moun­tain High School, Yava­pai Col­lege and Ari­zona State. He was taken by Tampa Bay on the eighth round of the 2010 ama­teur draft and rose to Triple-A in the Rays’ sys­tem.

He gets $2 mil­lion next sea­son and $3 mil­lion in 2020. The Di­a­mond­backs have a $4.25 mil­lion team op­tion for 2021 with a $500,000 buy­out, and if that is ex­er­cised they have a $5.25 mil­lion op­tion for 2022.

He can­not be sent to the mi­nor leagues with­out his con­sent, and he will be­come a free agent at the end of the con­tract.

Kelly’s deal was an­nounced Tues­day.

PHOENIX — The de­pleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a lit­tle re­sis­tance be­fore nor­malcy was re­stored, and Mi­ami be­came the lat­est team to win in the desert.

Bam Ade­bayo scored a ca­reer-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and the Heat opened a six-game trip by hand­ing the Suns their eighth straight loss, 115-98, on Fri­day night.

Jus­tise Winslow added 20 points, in­clud­ing all four of his 3-point tries, and Rod­ney McGruder scored 14 points for Mi­ami. Go­ran Dragic, back af­ter miss­ing eight games with a sore right knee, had 11 points and 10 as­sists.

“It feels good,” Dragic said. “I was a lit­tle winded but I feel great. I’m sat­is­fied.”

The Suns again were with­out their top two scor­ers. Devin Booker missed his third straight with left ham­string strain, and T.J. War­ren his fifth straight with right an­kle sore­ness.

Troy Daniels made 6-of-10 3-point­ers for a sea­son-high 18 points for Phoenix. Dean­dre Ay­ton had 16 points and 11 re­bounds for Phoenix. Rookie De’An­thony Mel­ton, in his first ca­reer start, scored all 12 of his points in the third quar­ter for the Suns, who, at 4-22, have the NBA’s worst record.

“Af­ter the first quar­ter, that wasn’t the tone we wanted to set for the game,” Heat coach Erik Spoel­stra said. “From there we fol­lowed up with a 14-point de­fen­sive quar­ter in the sec­ond quar­ter and some good things in the sec­ond half on both sides of the floor.”

Af­ter scor­ing fewer than 10 points in the first quar­ter of each of their pre­vi­ous two games, the Suns shot out to a 36-34 lead af­ter one pe­riod against Mi­ami.

But coach Igor Kokoskov had a hard time call­ing it an im­proved of­fen­sive per­for­mance, con­sid­er­ing his team’s 21 turnovers (re­sult­ing in 29 Mi­ami points).

“It cost us the game,” he said.

Still, Kokoskov said, “the en­ergy was much, much bet­ter than last night” in a blowout loss in Port­land.

Daniels’ third 3-pointer of the half gave Phoenix its last lead, 45-43, with 4:53 left in the sec­ond quar­ter. Mi­ami scored the next 11 points in what be­came a 17-2 run. McGruder’s 3-pointer capped the out­burst and put the Heat up 60-47. Mikal Bridges’ steal and 3-pointer at the buzzer cut the Mi­ami lead to 60-50 at the half.

Richard­son and McGruder sank 3s in an 8-0 spurt that put the Heat ahead 8062, and they led 89-73 en­ter­ing the fourth quar­ter.

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