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December 23, 2012
Girls: Saturday Night Recap
Week Six is here and brings plenty of action to the table for the holiday weekend. Some Top-25 games that you dont want to miss. Plenty of action took place and many scares the some teams pulling out late wins.
No. 5 Eldorado Stay Perfect
No. 5 Eldorado 62, Rio Grande 27: The Lady Eagles of Eldorado moved to 6-0 on the season after a smashing win on Saturday night. The Lady Ravens of Rio Grande fell to 0-7 still looking for their first win of the season. The Lady Eagles were led by Kerstin Strong with 13 points but they received scores from 12 players on the night. Lady Ravens got 7-points from Yadira Gradejda.
No. 6 Las Cruces 54, No. 18 Cleveland 40: The Lady Bulldawgs continue their winning ways moving to 9-0 on the season. Alyssa DeRouen provided 9 points for the Bulldawgs but had 11 girls score on Saturday night. Erin Carrica scored 13 points for the Lady Storm.
No. 8 Hope Christian 62, Bernalillo 14: The Hope Christian Huskies moved to 7-1 on the season with the big win sending them into the holiday break. Marissa Perry scored 14 points on the night.
No. 10 Gallup 52, No. 4 Sandia 30: In a shocking win the Lady Bengals upset the No. 4 team in the state on Saturday night. Fueled by their defensive pressure the Lady Bengals scored plenty of points off transition. The Lady Bengals were led by Shanelle Begay with 16 points along with Rachelle Blackgoat with 11. The Lady Matadors got 14 points from Astrea Reed.
No. 14 La Cueva 55, Atrisco Heritage 16: The Lady Bears moved to 4-2 on the season with the huge win over unranked Atrisco Hertiage. The Atrisco Jaguars moved to 0-6 becoming another member of District 5-5A to be winless. The Lady Bears got 11-points from Alexa Romano.
No. 15 Cibola 56, No. 23 Valley 49: The No. 15 Lady Cougars went 2-0 this week and moved to 6-2 on the season after beating Top-25 opponent Valley. The Lady Cougars received 24 points from Kassandra Harris. Valley got 22 points from Jordan Guttierrez.
Grine: Outside Looking In
The section where I bring up questions on the night and see big headlines that need answer this season.
1. District 5-5A that bad?: Right now D5-5A is 5-27 with three teams who have yet to win a basketball game. No. 23 Valley seems to be the only hope in the District and they fell on Saturday night too.
2. Large Win Margins?: Saturday night most teams scored a lot and their opponents didn't. In one game, Marissa Perry of Hope scored 14 points her opponent, the whole team, scored 14 points.
3. Wrong You Were Grine: Unranked and ranked in the high twenties this preseason, No. 5 Eldorado and No. 6 Las Cruces have found themselves still without a loss and quickly to the top of the rankings.
Prime Time Players
Kassandra Harris, Cibola: 24 points
Marissa Perry, Hope: 14 points
Alexa Romano, La Cueva: 11 points Alyssa DeRouen, Las Cruces: 9 points
Erin Carrica, Cleveland: 13 points
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