BOYS BASKETBALL: Knights boys fall short at Desert Edge

January 16, 2019

The Lake Havasu boys basketball team had a shot to tie its game at Goodyear Desert Edge in the final seconds but a 3 went awry, the Knights falling 55-52.

“We played well in the beginning but gave up a 10-point lead,” Havasu coach Ted Darnell said.

The Knights were tough on defense in the first quarter, holding Desert Edge to just six points, but the Scorpions found their form in the second quarter outscoring Havasu 18-11 to tie the game at 24-24 at half.

Havasu made just four field goals in the third quarter, but were able to play good enough defense to stay within three points of the lead entering the fourth.

The Knights hung close and were able to keep the game within shooting defense, but their final shot didn’t fall.

“Turnovers and a couple technicals hurt us,” Darnell said.

“We fought back but came up short. The kids played hard but we turned it over a few too many times.”

The Knights have another big matchup on Thursday, hosting No. 2 Glendale Deer Valley.

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