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November 29, 2012

Thursday Night Hoops

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Week Three is finally here and the real season gets going with several marquee games throughout the state. Plenty of Top-25 action taking place.

Game of the Night

Might be a bit shocking that this is our game of the night but these two teams are always a joy to watch, even if they are both currently unranked.

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Full Weekly Schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 27

No. 1 Eldorado 72
No. 23 West Mesa 47

No. 3 La Cueva 68
No. 9 Cibola 77

No. 4 Hobbs 97
Midland (TX) 54

No. 5 Valley 61
No. 12 Rio Rancho 59

No. 6 Volcano Vista 44
No. 16 Rio Grande 40

No. 7 Albuquerque 75
No. 10 Sandia 67

No. 11 Manzano 42
Moriarty 44

No. 13 Santa Teresa 61
Clint (TX) 39

No. 15 Atrisco Heritage 72
Sandia Prep 51

No. 22 Cleveland 55
No. 24 Highland 50

Wednesday, Nov. 28

No. 21 Capital 70
Pojoaque Valley 60

Thursday, Nov. 29

No. 25 Gallup
Albuquerque Academy

No. 8 Las Cruces
Texas Tournament

No. 22 Cleveland
Texas Tournament

Text Scores: (505) 414-4313

Goddard Rockets (0-0) vs. Espanola Valley Sundevils (1-0)
Where: Taos High School, Taos, NM
Time: 5:00 PM
Taos Invitational Bracket Preview
You must remember the 2011 4A State Championship game between these two squads. Well, this is a repeat two years removed and with an entirely new roster for both teams.

Espanola Valley (1-0) opened their season on Tuesday night with a big win over Santa Fe Indian (0-2). The Sundevils have a pair of new players in sophomore Jared Garduno and Kyle Gaines.

Goddard (0-0) opens the season with this game but several key players are still playing football and they could be down a little bit.

THE PICK: Sundevils +1
Backcourt: Sundevils
Frontcourt: Goddard
Depth: Espanola (Goddard still in football)
Experience: Goiddard
Game Changer: Garduno, is young but can shoots lights out.


No. 25 Gallup Bengals (0-0) vs. Abq. Academy Chargers (1-0)
Where: Gallup High School, Gallup, NM
Time: 7:00 PM
Bengals-Chargers Preview
The Bengals start the season at home and hope to carry over the success from last season. The Bengals who are 2012 Runner-Up's are looking to keep the winning ways going.

Key players to look for in this game are Domonic Martinez of Gallup High School and Chris Martin of Albuquerque Academy who dropped 20 points on Santa Fe High School on Tuesday night.

THE PICK: Bengals +9
Backcourt: Bengals
Frontcourt: Chargers
Depth: Bengals
Experience: Bengals
Game Changer: The backcourt of the Bengals is solid and I love the little duo they have in Kinsel and Spencer.


Del Norte Knights (0-0) @ Santa Fe Demons (0-1): The Del Norte Knights have a new head coach in Ryan Noce and will look to start the process of returning to the State Tournament. Both teams missed the State Tournament last season losing key games like this. The Demons already lost one of these games this week falling by 20 to Albuquerque Academy on Tuesday night.


  • Kirtland Central is hosting their annual Bison Tournament
  • No. 22 Cleveland heads to Texas to play in the Frenship Tournament.
  • No. 8 Las Cruces Bulldawgs look to get first win of the season at the Jefferson (TX) Tournament.

    Small School Division Hoops

    (Note: Rankings are from the NMPreps.com Top-25 Small School Division Rankings; 2A-1B)

    Texico High School (No. 2 NMPreps.com Small School Division Top-25 Rankings) will be hosting their annual Citizen's Bank Tournament this weekend.

    The Wolverines are one of the top teams in Small School Division basketball in New Mexico. They are led by two Top-125 Player Rankings, players in Miguel Reyna and Gentry Doolittle.

    No. 2 Texico vs. Floyd
    No. 11 Logan vs. Grady
    Friona (TX) vs. Dimmit (TX) JV
    Farwell (TX) vs. Melrose


    Espanola Valley (1-0) over Goddard (0-0)
    Mora (0-0) over Taos JV (NA)
    Wingate (0-0) over Mesa Vista (0-3)
    Taos (2-1) over Santa Fe Indian (0-3)

    Grine Skinny: I like the home team, Taos Tigers in this one. I think they could play Espanola Valley in the title game but the Tigers have surprised me with some of the returning talent. I knew Kiko Martinez was solid, and a potential Top-125 Player, but he has help that really stepped up in the Tigers first three games. Head coach Daniel Trujillo continues to impress and could be up for coach of the year if the Tigers continue to improve like this.

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