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December 11, 2012

Tuesday Night Preview

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It's week four and we have some intriguing games come Tuesday Night. Several teams looking to make early statement.

Week Five: Five Must See Games Tuesday Night


Where: Santa Teresa High School
Time: 7:00PM
Preview: Both teams met a week ago, in what was a low scoring affair with the Tigers of Alamogordo coming out ahead, 35-28. It was the first loss for the defending 4A champion, Desert Warriors. Both teams are looking to make big impression in their respected classifications and this game is a must win as a resume builder. Tigers guard Tyler Day has been climbing the charts lately but they will need production from others as Santa Teresa will be ready to defend the rising guard. The Desert Warriors will continue to look for second chance points by their bigs. Seems like everyone is crashing the boards.
Grine's Pick: Tigers +2


No. 9 LA CUEVA vs. No. 19 RIO GRANDE
Where: La Cueva High School
Time: 7:00PM
Preview: The Bears looked solid last week in going 2-0 after losing in week one. Senior guard Bryce Alford is the determining factor for the Bears this season and look for him to try and run away with this game early. The Ravens who have the athleticism to press will look to take away Alford's half court offense, typically where he is dangerous. The Ravens will look to Mike Torrez as the Bears lack the frontcourt to defend such a talented big.
Grine's Pick: Upset, Ravens +3


No. 12 ST. PIUS X vs. GRANTS
Where: Grants High School
Time: 7:00 PM
Preview: The Sartans come into the game after a 2-0 start to their season last week. The Sartans are a very balanced team with depth at every position. Two unknown, under the radar role players are wing Joe Sanchez and post Larry Whalden to go along side Top 150 players Micah Sanchez and Nick Stafford. Sanchez loves to cut off the backdoor while Sanchez has solid passing abilities. Stopping the backcourt is a must. The Pirates are coming into it after a big loss to No. 25 Espanola Valley and will look ready to get a big win on their resume. The Pirates bring some balance as well just maybe a year off. Jacob Wilcox has been one of the more consistent Pirate players in the two games.
Grine's Pick: Sartans +5


Where: Gadsden High School
Time: 7:00 PM
Preview: Both teams missed the playoffs last season and need everyone possible to build their argument for a bid in 2013. Gadsden has started above average this year and looking to make the tournament. Look for them to slow down a very quick Wildcats team from Deming. The Wildcats are sitting a bit better than the Panthers as far as tournament bids but every win counts and this loss could set them back. Look for the frontcourt to really look to push the tempo and get the Panthers out of their element.
Grine's Pick: Wildcats +4


Where: Santa Rosa High School
Time: 7:00 PM
Preview: The Pecos Panthers have fallen off the charts a little bit in Small School Division basketball after a loss to Bosque High School. They could be at full force in this one however, as the Lions could be affected greatly by the football players still celebrating the 2A State Championship. I like this game though for both teams and could play into late season seeding arguments.
Grine's Pick: Panthers +7

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Atrisco Heritage vs Del Norte
Belen vs Los Alamos
Bloomfield vs Navajo Prep
Capitan vs NMMI
Carrizozo vs Corona
Centennial vs Hot Springs
Cuba vs Coronado
Crownpoint vs Wingate
Deming vs Gadsden
Dora vs Eunice
Escalante vs Santa Fe Prep
Evangel Christian vs NMSD
Goddard vs Portales
Graceway Christian Academy vs Native American Community Academy
Grants vs St. Pius X
La Cueva vs Rio Grande
Laguna-Acoma vs Rehoboth
Los Lunas vs SFIS
Lovington vs Dexter
McCurdy vs Monte del Sol
NMSD vs Tierra Encantada
Pecos vs Santa Rosa
Pine Hill vs Ramah
Rio Rancho vs Gallup
Ruidoso vs Artesia
Santa Teresa vs Alamogordo
Shiprock vs Aztec
Silver vs Chaparral
Socorro vs Tularosa
Tohatchi vs Thoreau
Valley vs Valencia
West Mesa vs Sandia

Monday Night Quick Hit Recap

No. 25 Espanola Valley 71, West Las Vegas 57:
The Sundevils (6-2) who are newly ranked in the Top-25 won in convincing fashion during their first game as a ranked team. Led by Nathan Cordova, 17 points the Sundevils took a commanding led and ran away with it. Kyle Gaines, 8 points and Jared Garduno, 10 points were the only other two in double figures for the Sundevils. Joe Ortiz had 24 points for the Dons.

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Joshua J. Grine joined NMPreps.com before the 2010 basketball season as our Senior Basketball Analyst. Grine is a former coach (Valencia, Rio Rancho) and basketball player (Grants, Rio Rancho) who has been around New Mexico for several years.

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