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Rattlers edge Knights in Desert Empire League girls' basketball showdown

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Madison Tremblay scored 19 points for Rancho Mirage and Shadow Hills was plagued by free-throw shooting problems as Rancho Mirage scored a 61-60 Desert Empire League girls' basketball victory Thursday night.

The 19 points from Tremblay, one of the desert’s top scorers, was followed by 18 points from Willow Manes. Julisa Lang scored 11 for Rancho Mirage, while Delia Orduno had seven points and Khaleelah Curtis had four.

Carla Hyatt had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Shadow Hills, while Sonia Urbina had 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Skyler White had 11 rebounds and added six points.

Indio 38, Desert Mirage 26: Cookie Gonzales scored 11 points and had four assists and Martha Montejano chipped in with eight points as the Rajahs scored the DVL victory over the Rams.

Alondra Zamora added seven points and eight rebounds for Indio, which scored just three points in the first quarter but led at the end of every other quarter.

Jazmine Gamboa scored 10 points, had six rebounds and two assists for Desert Mirage. Alejandra Lugo added eight points and five rebounds for the Rams, while Jazmine Vega and Diana Zamudio had three points each and Yamile Lopez had 12 rebounds.

Shadow Hills 64, Palm Desert 44: In the DEL opener for both teams, Sonia Urbina scored 27 points with nine 3-pointers and Carla Hyatt added 12 points for the Knights in the win.

Carissma Williams chipped in with eight points and three steals.

Boys' soccer

La Quinta 3, Xavier Prep 1: The Blackhawks improved to 2-0 in the DEL and 5-5-4 overall with the road win over the Saints.

La Quinta scored in the first minute as Keith Hamilton fired a shot from 18 yards out off an assist from Ryan Brothers. La Quinta led 3-0 at the half after Adriel Sanchez and Liam Costello added goals, and Jonathan Aldana added an assist. Xavier’s goal came in the second half from Jesus Angula off an assist from Carlos Cervantes.

La Quinta goalkeeper Eduardo Guerrero saved a second half penalty to help preserve the win.

Girls' soccer

Palm Desert 4, Palm Springs 0: The Aztecs jumped to a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the game and never looked back in the DEL victory over the Indians.

Megan Clapinksi scored the opening goal for Palm Desert off a low cross pass from Myla Faddis.

Two quick goals later in the first half from Palm Desert opened up the game. Malia Falk scored off a pass into the penalty area from Makenna Dawson in the 35th minute. Just one minute later, Falk scored another goal, this off a pass from winger Aesia Garban.

Falk and Clapinski combined for the Aztecs’ final goal, as Falk’s crossing pass was kicked in by Clapinski.

Palm Desert threatened again in the second half, but a save on a penalty shot and another save on the rebound by Palm Springs goalie Jahriyah Shelton kept the score at 4-0.

Shadow Hills 3, Rancho Mirage 2: Amber Santana scored twice and Citlali Ponce added a goal as the Knights scored the DEL victory over the Rattlers.

Shadow Hills goalie Kassandra Bautista had three saves in the match. Melanie Ramos and Brianna Luna scored the goals for the Rams.

La Quinta 3, Xavier 1: The Blackhawks won the home DEL game behind goals from Iliana Rivera, Ashley Waters and Iljana Arbaugh.

Coachella Valley 4, Desert Hot Springs 3: Hailey Furtado scored in the second 15-minute overtime period as the Arabs earned a tough victory in a game featuring two of the desert teams in the Desert Valley League.

The Arabs led 1-0 at the half, but two red cards left the Arabs shorthanded and Desert Hot Springs scored three goals to take the lead. But Aritzy Baza and Hurtado scored second-half goals for Coachella Valley to force the overtime.

Britny Gutierrez had a goal and an assist for Desert Hot Springs, while  Ariana Soto and Yesica Villa added goals and Jocelyn Martinez had an assist. Eveleen Vallejo had six saves for the Eagles.

The Arabs improved to 5-0 in league, 10-6-1 overall.

Xavier Prep basketball hosts Desert Mirage, Palm Desert, Calif., Tuesday, November 27, 2018. © Zoë Meyers/The Desert Sun Xavier Prep basketball hosts Desert Mirage, Palm Desert, Calif., Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

Boys' basketball

Xavier Prep 50, La Quinta 42: Isaiah Skinner scored 26 points and grabbed four rebounds, while Josh Clark scored 11 points and added four assists in the Saints’ DEL victory over the Blackhawks.

Indio 63, Desert Mirage 31: Ezekiel Thompson led the Rajahs with 29 points and Daniel Cid added eight points and 12 rebounds as Indio improved to 4-1 on the season with the win over the Rams.

Boys' soccer

Palm Springs 3, Palm Desert 1: After falling behind early, Palm Springs rallied to earn the DEL victory over the Aztecs.

Palm Desert scored just moments into the first half. But Palm Springs scored two goals in the first half, one from Luis Avila and the other from Jose Jimenez on an assist from Dylan Armendariz.

Edgar Perez scored Palm Springs’ second half goal. Palm Springs goalie Jhonatan Perez had six saves.

Palm Springs is now 2-0 in the DEL and 7-3-4 overall.

Girls' water polo

Shadow Hills 24, Banning 6: In a non-league road match, the Knights scored the easy victory.

Sophia Burgie and Briana Esquival each scored four goals, while Sophia Gonzales and Juliana Lopez added three goals each. Ramsie Lopez, Emma Cormier, Yesenia Santibanez, Idally Venegas and Amber Mercado added goals. Briana Diaz had two goals and added nine steals.

Palm Springs 17, Cathedral City 8: The Indians improved to 3-0 in the DEL with the road victory over the Lions.

Palm Springs jumped to an early lead behind the scoring of Stefani Moreno with five goals in the first half of play. Ixta Cuamani tallied five goals from the second quarter on with Reece Speer and Ella Cash tossing in three each.

Cathedral City's Natally Galaraza led the Lions with five goals.

This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Rattlers edge Knights in Desert Empire League girls' basketball showdown

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