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December 29, 2012
Week Seven: Friday Night Recap
Friday night was another action packed night of basketball games around New Mexico. NMPreps.com brings you several highlights from Friday night action.
Highlights From Friday
Grine: Friday Lessons
1. 4A Bubble Getting Bigger: Friday night in Roswell we seen some bubble teams improve their Tournament chances while others hurt their chances. The biggest winner right now is Piedra Vista with the win over Goddard.
2. Number 1 up for grabs again in 5A: Clovis upsets Albuquerque High on Friday night at the SW Dairy Classic in Clovis. The Wildcats making a push to go back to the top.
3. 2A is still anyone's game : Tularosa the defending 2A champs have made some believers with a big win over Mesilla Valley Christian. The biggest story however could be Bosque School upsetting the No. 17 team in the state Sandia Prep to move into the championship Valencia County Classic (Los Lunas, NM).
Prime Time Players
DJ Blackmon, Clovis: 18 points
John Dawson, Clovis: 10 points
James Croasdell, Albuquerque: 16 points, 11 rebounds & 8 assists.
Jacob Armijo, Piedra Vista: game winning FT's.
Mahlik Sims, Albuquerque: 13 points, 4 assists.
Anthony Olguin, Roswell: Big game
David Sweet, Goddard: Big game
Matt Huffines, Farmington: Big game
Colton Lewis, Belen: 25 points
Zach Martin, Belen: 13 points, 13 rebounds
Box Score Recaps
Upset Alert: No. 7 Clovis 62, No. 1 Albuquerque High 54: The No. 1 team in New Mexico goes down to Clovis on friday night. Forward DJ Blackmon led the way in scoring again with 18 points followed by 10 points from John Dawson. James Croasdell finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assist in a losing effort for the Bulldogs.
No. 2 Hobbs 91, Canutillo (TX) 49 : This one was over at the tip-off as the Hobbs Eagles dominated in the semi-finals of the Hobbs Holiday Classic. The Eagles seen all players touch the floor and get action in the win. The Eagles move on to play in the title game against Andress (TX).
Upset Alert: Hope Christian 68, No. 5 Las Cruces 66: With a huge upset the unranked Hope Christian Huskies took down the No. 5 Las Cruces Bulldawgs on friday night. Zac Garcia put in 18 points in the win and Tommy Riley finished with 16 points. Trevor Noel put in 22 points in a losing effort. The Hope CHristian Huskies took on the Las Cruces Bulldawgs in the semi-finals of the John Sapien Classic on Friday Night. The win moves hope to 4-4 on the season and for Las Cruces the loss puts them at 6-4. Despite a 41-31 lead at the halfway point. The Bulldawgs were not able to close the door on the resilient Huskies as Hope would make a memorable comeback and come away with a big victory for this years program. Leading the way for the Bulldawgs on the night was Trevor Noel who had a game high 22 points. Offensivley the charge was led by Zac Garcia for the Huskies who had a team hugh 18 points, also contributing to the Huskies eye opening performance was Tommy Riley who had 16 points and a huge rebound and go ahead bucket with under 5 seconds remaining in the game to help his team to the win, Mica Murphy also played a big role in the victory.
No. 8 Roswell 86, Artesia 52: The Roswell Coyotes hosting the second semi-final game of the Poe Corn Tournament went ahead early and never looked back. They Coyotes got production from guard Cesar Nava and post players Anthony Olguin and Alex Olensinki.
Upset Alert: Manzano 46, No. 16 Santa Teresa 37: In another upset at the Rio Rancho Holiday tournament the unranked Manzano Monarchs took down the number 16 Santa Teresa Desert Warriors. The Monarchs were led by Jarrell Harper who has 21 points. Manny Zermeno had 11 points for Santa Teresa. The Manzano Monarchs took on the SantaTeresa Desert Warriors on Friday evening at the John Sapien Classic. The Manzano Monarchs moved to 3-4 with a great win for the resume and for team morale as they were able to beat one of the top teams in the state as Santa Teresa dross to 7-4 on the year. Leading the way for Manzano was Jarrell Harper who scored 21 points on the night and helped the Monarchs to a 17-1 3 lead at halftime but would end up pulling away in the 4th qtr to send them to the championship against Hope Christian on Saturday December 29th.
No. 21 Espanola Valley 88, Cleveland 83: In a long game that took 3 overtimes the Sndevils took down the Cleveland Storm. Kyle Gaines finished with 28 points in the win. Kaydon Snead had 39 points for the Storm. The Espanola Valley Sundevils took on the Cleveland Storm in a Semi Finals paring of the two teams on Friday evening at the John Sapien Classic in Rio Rancho at Cleveland High School. The win will move Espanola Valley to the consolation game where they will take on Rio Rancho. Leading the way for the Storm despite the loss was Kaden Sneed who had a game high 39 points and also contributing was Sterling Napier who had 16 points for the Storm. For Espanola the tone was set offensively by big man Kyle Gaines who had a team high 28 points as well as some last minute heroics to help the Sundevils edge out the Storm on their home court.
No. 25 Los Lunas 72, Centennial 47: The Tigers of The Los Lunas Tigers took on the Centennial Hawks as the two teams meet in the Semi Final's round of the Village of Los Lunas Holiday Classic. The win moves Los Lunas to 5-3 on the season and the Hawks are now 7-5 on the season and will take on Sandia Prep in the 3rd place game on Saturday in Los Lunas. For Los Lunas Ben Romero had 17 points and Chris Sanchez had 15 to help lead the Tigers to victory, and despite the loss Kevin Vasquez had a game high 24 points for the Hawks.
Capital 47, Moriarty 40 : The Capital Jaguars took on the Moriarty Pintos on Friday Night at the Stu Clark Tournament in Las Vegas. Both teams played a hard fought battle on the night but it was the resilience of the Jaguars that lead the Jaguars to victory over a tough opponent in the final period of play. Leading the way for the Jaguars was Mikey Lopez who had a team high 19 points, Capital will be in the Championship round of the Stu Clark invitational where they take on out of state Phoenix Central High and will be a true statement game for the Jaguars if they can get the win.
Belen 80, Grants 44: The Eagles searching for a big win, got one on Friday night over District 6-4A opponent Grants. The Eagles were led by guard Colton Lewis who finished with 25 points along with post man Zach Martin who had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Piedra Vista 66, Goddard 64: With :3.9 seconds and Goddard up 64-64 they fouled Piedra Vista guard Jacob Armijo to hit three winning free throws that would win the game. The Panthers led a majority of the game behind their three point shooting from the backcourt. Goddard looked inside most of the night to David Sweet who had a solid game. The Piedra Vista Panthers and the Goddard Rockets faced off in the Semi-Final round of the Poe Corn Tournament. The win moves Piedra Vista to 6-7 on the year and for Goddard the loss drops them to 6-5 on the season. Jake Armijo lead the way offensively for the Panthers and helped seal the deal with some huge free-throws down the stretch to give the Panthers the win as Armijo would finish with 20 points and a great sense of accomplishment, but the team high belonged to Ty Jacquez who had 23 points as he also did his part to help secure the Panthers spot in the championship round of the Poe Corn Tournament.
Shiprock 93, Native American Community Academy 48: The Chieftains continue their winning ways with a huge, dominating win on Friday night to move into the Championship of the NMAIC.
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