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PREP ATHLETES OF THE WEEK — NOV. 29-DEC. 5

December 7, 2018

Matisun SKirvin — GIRLS Basketball

Junior Matisun Skirvin led the Knights offensively with 24 points including four 3-pointers in their game against Yuma Catholic on Tuesday.

Although Havasu ended up losing that game, Skirvin led the Knights in holding the Shamrocks to just 18 points in the second half and scored 15 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter.

The game against Yuma Catholic was Skirvin’s first non-tournament game since transferring back to Lake Havasu High from Las Vegas.

“I think I was a little nervous but I thought I did alright for my first game back,” Skirvin said about her performance. “We have a lot of growing to do but I was proud the way we stepped up at the end.”

Skirvin also had eight points including two 3-pointers against Ontario, Canada’s Brantford during the River Valley Tournament on Friday.

Earle Parra — Wrestling

After finishing 57-1 last year, senior Earle Parra is showing he is capable of picking up right where he left off after his performance in the Wickenberg Invite on Saturday.

The 132-pounder went through ten matches over the tournament without being scored on only to be scored on in the final match of the individual tournament. He still won 9-5 though and is 11-0 in matches this season.

Parra moved up two weight classes from the 120-pound class last year but it hasn’t phased him and he doesn’t expect it to either.

“I feel so much better this season even though I went up two weight classes,” Parra said. “This season everyone I’ve faced I feel like I’ve just been manhandling. My cardio has never been better and the team has been helping me with my strength and speed.”

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