Mohave hands Bears 5th straight loss
Prep Boys Basketball
Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ basketball team stayed winless in 4A Grand Canyon region play Tuesday night, falling to Mohave, 52-38, at Gary Kunow Gym in Prescott Valley.
The Bears have now lost five in a row, dipping to 0-6 in region, 1-14 overall and 1-9 in power-point games.
Mohave of Bullhead City, ranked 24th in 4A and on the bubble in qualifying for the state tournament play-in round Feb. 9, improved to 1-4 in region and 5-5 in power-point contests.
Bryan Mitchell and Travis Lamb paced Bradshaw Mountain offensively with eight points each.
The Bears led 11-5 at the end of the first quarter, but the Thunderbirds outscored the hosts, 19-7, in a lopsided second period to set the tone for the rest of the contest. With Bradshaw Mountain trailing 24-18 at halftime, Mohave pulled away with 28 second-half points.
“We had too many turnovers and missed open looks,” Bradshaw Mountain assistant coach Blair Hillig said. “It’s been the story of our season.”
Bradshaw Mountain will take a brief break from region play when the squad visits 4A Desert Sky region member and No. 14-ranked Tempe (8-6 overall) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. The Bears will subsequently host region foe and No. 5-rated Coconino of Flagstaff (3-0 region) at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12.
Mohave will welcome region rival and No. 21-ranked Lee Williams of Kingman at 7 p.m. Thursday in Bullhead City.
Doug Cook is a sports reporter for The Daily Courier. Follow him on Twitter at @dougout_dc. Email him at email@example.com or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2039.
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