In local sports…

Coming up in Copper Mountain College basketball, the men’s team will travel away to Orange to play Santiago Canyon College. Tip-off is at 5 p.m. The women’s team will travel away to Saddleback to play Saddleback College; tip-off is at 7 p.m.

The Twentynine Palms Girls’ basketball team started 2018 with a win against La Quinta at home January 4, with the score of 63 to 26. Coach Timothy Stanford said the Wildcats’ defense held the Blackhawks to three total field goals all night.

Leading scorers for the home team were Lindsey Scamman with 22 points, Gabby Mackall with eight, and Hope Culver tossed in another eight. All 10 girls scored on the night; as a team the ’Cats shot 15 for 18 from the free-throw line. Lindsey Scamman is this week’s Wildcat of the week. Lindsey is an outstanding student, teammate, and basketball player. Lindsey is currently averaging 28 points and 22 rebounds per game on the season and she is currently second in Division 2 CIF Southern Section in scoring and first in rebounding while leading a young improving team.

The Twentynine Palms High School boys’ basketball team will host San Jacinto High School at home tonight, starting at 6 p.m.

In high school sports tomorrow, the Yucca Valley High School girls’ basketball team will play the Lawndale High School Cardinals in the Southern California Run ‘n’ Gun Against Cancer tournament at Carlsbad High School.

Also tomorrow, the Twentynine Palms High School girls’ basketball team will play Rancho Bueno Vista High School in the SoCal Run ‘n’ Gun Against Cancer tournament.

Tip-off times are still to be announced.

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