BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights rout Cactus on the road

January 30, 2019

After four straight losses had dragged down the vibe of a successful season, the Lake Havasu boys basketball team was able to bounce back with authority on Tuesday night, routing Peoria Cactus 77-57, keeping their playoff hopes alive with the dominant road performance.

“Tonight was the best we’ve played all year,” Havasu coach Ted Darnell said. “The kids really put it together and it was fun to watch.”

Havasu cleaned up its turnover issues in the game, and flourished in the second half, scoring 29 points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach.

Senior guard Noah Boyd scored 32 points to lead the Knights and Cole Wade had 22 points.

The win helps the Knights hold on to a chance for a playoff bid, with Havasu entering the day at No. 24, holding one of the final projected spots in the rankings. The Knights host No. 21 Desert Edge on Thursday for senior night before a road game at No. 2 Deer Valley to close the regular season..

“If our kids show up and play well we might have a chance to play in the playoffs,” Darnell said.

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