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December 7, 2012

Hoops: Thursday Night Recap

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Week Four of the season seen one major upset of the night along with a few minor upset games on the night. NMPreps.com was there to capture some highlights.

No. 16 St. Pius X 57, No. 22 Bernalillo 50

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Tuesday, Dec. 4

No. 4 Valley 46
No. 7 Cibola 33

No. 5 Volcano Vista 62
No. 8 La Cueva 64

No. 9 Las Cruces 74
Chapin (TX) 62

No. 10 Santa Teresa 52
Mountain View (TX) 26

No. 12 Sandia 79
Abq. Academy 41

No. 13 Atrisco Heritage 63
No. 24 Belen 43

No. 14 Rio Rancho 72
Espanola Valley 71

No. 15 Capital 53
No. 25 Manzano 46

No. 18 Rio Grande 65
Santa Fe 51

No. 19 Los Lunas 76
No. 22 Bernalillo 79

No. 20 Hope Christian 63
West Mesa 53

No. 21 Cleveland 50
Onate 40

No. 23 Alamogordo 60
Chaparral 37

Thursday, Dec. 6th

No. 3 Hobbs 54
Coronado (TX) 69

No. 5 Volcano Vista 70
No. 13 Atrisco H. 74

No. 6 Albuquerque 63
No. 7 Cibola 53

No. 8 La Cueva 68
Highland 49

No. 10 Santa Teresa 28
No. 23 Alamogordo 35

No. 15 Capital 70
Deming 61

No. 16 St. Pius X 57
No. 22 Bernalillo 50

No. 21 Cleveland 67
Espanola Valley 76

No. 17 St. Mikes 66
Los Alamos 36

No. 18 Rio Grande 84
No. 24 Belen 48

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BERNALILLO, NM: Thursday night was a close battle between the No. 16 St. Pius X Sartans (2-0) and the No. 22 Bernalillo Spartans (3-1). The Spartans suffered their first loss of the season, while the Sartans have beat two top 4A programs this week.

Key role player Joe Sanchez stepped up big in the first half for the Sartans putting in several buckets. Sanchez was doing things on the offensive and defensive side. Big men Nick Stafford and Larry Whalden both had big games with several put backs for easy buckets at the rim.

Bernalillo found solid production from their backcourt in Brandon Saiz, Tristen Arnett and Aaron Griffith but couldn't finish the game. Several turnovers and mental lapses on the defensive side hurt the Spartans.

The Sartans moved the ball well but it was the second chance points and points in the paint that helped them secure this win. Many lose balls went to the Sartans and they capitalized on every opportunity.

CORONADO (TX) 69, No. 3 HOBBS EAGLES (5-1) 54: The Eagles of Hobbs fell for the first time this season. The first half was kept close until a third quarter blow out let the Top-25 team from Texas pull out the win.

No. 6 ALBUQUERQUE BULLDOGS (2-0) 63, No. 7 CIBOLA COUGARS 53: The Bulldogs (2-0) pull out another Top-10 win on their resume this season. The Albuquerque Bulldogs faced off against the Cibola Cougars on Thursday night. The Bulldogs were able to win this one down the stretch thanks to rebounding and good shot selection. For Cibola the loosing streak is now at 2 games and they will look to get back on the wining track next week. For Albuquerque High the win is a good on against a quality opponent and a chance to prove just how good they are as not very long ago it was Cibola who beat La Cueva 77-69. Leading the way for the Bulldogs was Mahlik Sims, Bobby Martinez and James Croasdell. Sims had 19 points and 7 assists while Croasdell had a near double-double with 9 points and 11 rebounds.

No. 8 LA CUEVA BEARS (2-1) 68, HIGHLAND HORNETS 49: It was all the Bears in this one as they ran away early and never looked back.

No. 13 ATRISCO HERITAGE JAGUARS (3-0) 74, No. 5 VOLCANO VISTA HAWKS 70: The shocker of the evening came in this one as the Jaguars pulled of their first big win of the season and second Top-25 win of the week.

No. 15 CAPITAL JAGUARS (4-0) 70, DEMING WILDCATS (3-1): The Jaguars of Capital pulled out a very impressive win over a solid basketball team in the Deming Wildcats. The Jaguars are looking more like a Final Four team this season. The Capital Jaguars took on the Deming Wildcats in a first round matchup of the Al Armendariz Classic on Thursday Night. Capital was able to sustain a lead all night but the game was a real nail bitter at times, proving that Deming is no slouch and that they will be where they need to be come march if they continue to Improve. The same can be said for the Jaguars who impressed tonight, and when the going got tough they found a way to pull out the victory which says a lot about the growth of the team. Leading the way offensively for the Jags was Christian Martinez who had 23 points.

ESPANOLA VALLEY SUNDEVILS (4-2) 76, No. 21 CLEVELAND STORM (3-3) 67: The Espanola Valley Sundevils (4-2) nearly beat a Top-25 team on Tuesday night losing at the buzzer to Rio Rancho. Well, the Sundevils didn't leave it up to chance this time as they came in and took care of business early in this one. The Sundevils were led by several players in double figures, Elias Archuleta has 16, Kyle Gaines 16, Jared Garduno 11 and Bobby Sisneros had 11 while Nathan Cordova finished with 10. The Storm were led by senior guard Kayden Sneed who finished the night with 22 points.

No. 18 RIO GRANDE RAVENS (2-1) 84, No. 24 BELEN EAGLES (1-2) 48: The Rio Grande Ravens took on the Belen Eagles on Thursday night. The Eagles were outclassed on the night as Rio Grande was firing on all cylinders. Mike Torrez helped lead the way for the Ravens on the night.
St. Michael's 66, Los Alamos 36 The St. Michael's Horseman faced off against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers on Thursday and despite still not playing with a full roster were able to come away with a victory by beating Los Alamos by 30 points. Things are looking good for the Horseman and once they get all their players back the Horseman will be an even deadlier team that will be tough to beat for any opponent.

Golden (CO) 56, Santa Fe High 40: The Santa Fe High Demons took on The Colorado Golden Demons in a first round mathchup at the Al Armendariz Classic held at Capital High school on Tursday Night. For the Golden Demons they relied upon a stout defense and their advantage in height to come away victorious. Austin Rickard lead all scorers with 22 points, and Tyler Olsen added 12 for the Golden Eagles. Elliot Nicholas had 14, and Tres Chaires had 14 points for the Santa Fe High Demons despite the loss, Santa Fe High will only benefit from seeing a team as sound and athletic as Golden Colorado.

No. 23 ALAMOGORDO TIGERS (2-0) 34, No. 10 SANTA TERESA DESERT WARRIORS (3-1) 28: The Alamogordo Tigers took on the Santa Teresa Desert Warriors on Thursday Night in the first round of the Clint Texas ISD tournament on the afternoon. The Tigers relied upon tough defense and controlling the paint and slowing down the guard play of the Desert Warriors to come away with the Victory on Thursday night. Tyler Day had 17 points to lead the way for the Tigers but also contributing to the Tiger's success was Garret Stockton who added 8 points and J.J Johnson who grabbed 15 boards for the Tigers.

Kirtland Central 51, Bloomfield 43: The Kirtland Central Broncos took on the Bloomfield Bobcats on Thursday night. The Brincos were able to defeat the Bobcats for the 2nd time on the year and would end up pulling away down the stretch to give themselves the victory. Leading the way for the Broncos was Christian Mackey who had 14 points and 9 rebounds in the winning performance. The Broncos will take on San Juan Utah in their next game, while the Bobcats will take on Navajo Prep in their next matchup.

Girls High School Basketball Recaps

Clovis 61, Kirtland Central 41: The Lady Wildcats continue to find success in the win collum as they took on the Kirtland Central Lady Broncos on Thuresday night at the Gallup invitational in the quarterfinal round. The Clovis Lady Wildcats were lead offensively on the night by sophomore sensation Danni Williams, who lead all scorers with 28 points on the night. The Lady Wildacats will take on Winslow Arizona in the Semi-Final round of the Gallup Invitational.

Shiprock 107, Shiprock Northwest 39 : The Shiprock Lady Chieftans faced off against Shiprock Northwest on Thursday as the two teams met up in a first round matchup of the Lady Chief Invitational. The Lady Chiefs reeled upon depth off the bench and skill at the primary positions to come away with a decisive first round victory. Taylor Henderson of Shiprock had 22 points, while Shania Harry added 15 points and Geovonia Harry had 13 points of her own. The combined trio was on fire all night and had a major role in the outcome oft the game. Shiprock will play Ignacio Colorado in the Finals of the Shiprock Invitational.

Farmington 41, Whitehorse 39 The Farmington Lady Scorpions took on the Whitehorse in the First Round of the Lady Chiefs Invitational. The Farmington Lady Scorpions were able to come away with the win following a total team effort. Leading offensively for the Lady Scorpions was Marisa Kakos with 9 points, Tishena Yazzie with 8 points, and Mia Yazzie who added 7 points of her own. Farmington will take on Shiprock JV in round two of the Lady CHief Invitational.

Cuba 52, Bloomfield 49: The Bloomfield Lady Bobcats took on the Cuba Lady Rams on thursday night in Bloomfield. The Lady Rams depended upon tough defense on the night to create turnovers and buckets in transition as they were able to hang on to a 1 point lead entering the fourth quarter and the Lady Rams would end up stealing one on the road. For Cuba the win is a good way to build momentum and confidence, for Bloomfield the taste of defeat lingers, but they will get a shot at the taste of victory as they take on Crownpoint in their next matchup.

Piedra Vista 46, Bayfield, Colo. 41: The Piedra Vista Lady Panthers took on Bayfield Colorado on Thursday night as they Lady Panthers were able to gain some good experience in close game situations following the nail bitter in Farmington. Kelseigh Simpson led the Lady Panthers with 16 points and also contributing to the Lady Panthers success on the night was Kaleigh Graham who had a double-double on the night with 15 points and 18 rebounds.

Tularosa 48, Pecos 33: The Tularosa Lady Wildcats took on the Pecos Lady Panthers in the First round of the Santa Rosa Tournament Thursday afternoon in which the Lady Wildcats would prove to be to much for the Lady Panthers who seemed out of their element against eh more physical and more seasoned Lady Wildcats. Leading the way for the Lady Wildcats was Kyanne Kowatch who had 12 points, Aviana Garcia with 9 points, and Kaitlyn Silva also chipped in 8 points of her own. Tularosa will take on Mora in a semi-finals matchup on Firday.


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