After dropping its previous two games, the Lake Havasu girls’ basketball team got back in the win column with a 61-35 win over River Valley on the road on Monday night.

“It was a good win for us and a boost of confidence,” said head coach Karen Rockwell. “The team was upbeat and we needed that win.”

The Knights (4-8, 0-1 West Valley) started slowly out of the gates, but held a 15-8 at the end of the first quarter. Their lead only increased from there as River Valley struggled offensively.

Senior Matisun Skirvin provided the firepower for Lake Havasu as she poured in 20 points. However, she had plenty of help as sophomore Maria Mack added 13 points and junior Saydra Pappenfus chipped in with nine.

The Knights are now up to four wins this season, doubling their total from last season. Rockwell believes her team’s hard work and having consistent coaching has been the keys to their success.

“They know the expectations that I have and they’re learning the terminology that I use,” she said. “They’ve continued to get better.”

Today, Lake Havasu will host a deep and talented team in Gila Ridge at 7 p.m.


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