The Yucca Valley High School Lady Trojan basketball team notched their first win of the season with a 75-69 victory over Carter High School of Rialto last night in a second-round game in the West Valley Tip-Off Classic in Hemet. Coach Jess Geeson said the local girls were led by junior Ashley Priest’s 21 points. Also scoring in double figures was freshman Taylor Spitz with 15 points; senior Hannah Hughes and junior Yvonne Tran both added 10 points each. The win evens the team’s record to 1-1 on the season with a third round tournament game Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. against Heritage High School from Menifee.
Monday night the Yucca Valley High School Trojan boys’ soccer team took care of business versus Silver Valley in the first game of the season, winning 8-1. The team moved the ball well and worked out the first game jitters early and freshman Abel Rodriguez scored the first goal of the season in the 18th minute. Coach Tee Vallo said scoring continued all game, seeing five different Trojans score. Seniors Andy Lopez and Jonathan Teague both had one goal. Junior Paul Desilets had a great game at defense and recorded two goals, and senior forward Logan Vallo capped off the night with a three-goal hat trick. Abel Rodriguez, Haelen O’Donnell and Juan Sillas all recorded assists.
In high school sports tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ soccer team will be participating in the first day of a three-day tournament in Desert Mirage. The Twentynine Palms girls’ basketball team will be participating in the two-day West Valley Tournament.