Roundup: Desert Mirage girls' soccer nets breakthrough win

The exciting part about a high school sports season is that you never know when something historic is going to happen.

On Tuesday night, the Desert Mirage girls’ soccer team had a major breakthrough. The Rams topped Indio 2-1, marking the first time in school history they have ever beaten the Rajahs.

Anahi Galarza and Crystal Pineda notched the goals for Desert Mirage, while Pineda and Fernanda Gonzalez added assists.

Girls’ soccer

Palm Springs 6, Twentynine Palms 2: The Indians rattled off five second-half goals to pull away from the Wildcats in a non-league home game on Tuesday. No other information was reported.

Great Oak 3, Palm Desert 0: The Aztecs suffered their first loss of the season with a tough road game at Great Oak.

Boys’ basketball

Desert Hot Springs 52, Workman 51: The Golden Eagles gritted out a one-point win in the opening game of the Spartan Classic Tournament. Baylee Carter led the charge with 18 points, five rebounds and four steals. Joziah Winfrey scored 11 points and Darrell Johnson added 10. The Golden Eagles play Troy on Wednesday in the same event.

Indio 72, Tri City Christian 58: The Rajahs picked up a victory in the St. Margaret’s Tournament using a balanced attack. Christian Briceno and Jeremiah Brown each had 16 points, while Phillip Thigpen had a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds. Isaiah Riley added 12 points.

Indio (4-2) plays San Juan Hills on Wednesday in the same tournament.

Rancho Mirage 106, Calexico 49: All 12 Rattlers scored as Rancho Mirage scored a whopping 74 first-half points before rolling to victory. Charles Neal led the scoring barrage with 25 points, followed by Bryan Talley with 19 and 13 points from both Koby Alvarez and Zack Kroker. It was the first game for football players Marques Prior, David Talley and Bryan Revis who brought tons of energy. It was the 35th regular-season victory in-a-row for Rancho Mirage.

The Rattlers (6-0) play at Temescal Canyon on Wednesday.

Temescal Canyon 53, Palm Desert 32: Jeff Morales led the Aztecs with 11 points, but Palm Desert fell to 2-3 on the young season. The Aztecs play at Calexico on Wednesday.

Twentynine Palms 87, Cathedral City 46: A huge third quarter sparked the Wildcats to an easy victory over the Lions.

Twentynine Palms was led by Dshaun Barnett with 28 points and Adam Bell with 23.

The Lions had 17 points and 17 rebounds from Kavonte Kinney. Tshaun Toussaint added 11 points and 10 rebounds. The Lions will play Thursday in the Woodcrest Tournament.

Shadow Hills 64, Imperial 46: The Knights raced to a win in which nine different players scored. Mike Matthews led the way with 18 points, while Kaleb Welmas added 17 points and Izaac Aceves had eight points.

Shadow Hills (2-5) plays Brawley on Wednesday in the Imperial Tiger Classic.

Girls’ basketball

Twentynine Palms 60, Palm Desert 43: Seline Schinke racked up 20 points, but it wasn’t enough in this non-league game. Alexis Legan added eight points for the Aztecs (2-4). The Aztecs play Perris at Rancho Verde on Wednesday.

Boys’ soccer

La Quinta 9, Twentynine Palms 0: The Blackhawks picked up a lopsided road win. Goalkeeper Parker Williams record the shutout with three saves. The Blackhawks (2-0-1) host defending CIF champions Desert Mirage on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Palm Desert 2, Coachella Valley 2: The Aztecs jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Enrico Meghnagi and Christian Corrales, but the Arabs scored once just before the half and the only goal of the second half to earn the tie. Palm Desert (1-3-2) opens league play on Dec. 14 against La Quinta.

Palm Springs topped Twentynine Palms 6-2 in girls' soccer action on Tuesday.

Palm Springs topped Twentynine Palms 6-2 in girls’ soccer action on Tuesday.

Palm Springs topped Twentynine Palms 6-2 in girls' soccer on Tuesday.

Palm Springs topped Twentynine Palms 6-2 in girls’ soccer on Tuesday.

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