GR boys basketball defeats Yuma.
After an impressive season opening performance earlier this week, Gila Ridge boys basketball was searching for an encore.
They would square off on Thursday night against a Yuma Criminals squad opening up it's season at home.
The previous game of experience really paid off for the Hawks, as they toppled the Criminals by the score of 73-47.
Ridge got off to a hot start early, building a 22-7 lead after 1 quarter of play.
The Hawk's Jamison Kay led his team with 15 points and 6 assists on the night.
Teammate C.J. Wiggins also had a strong performance, putting up 14 points and 5 assists.
Both teams will take to the road on Friday night, as the Crims will square off against Paradise Honors, while the Hawks will meet up with Apollo.