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January 19, 2013

Basketball: Friday Night Recap & Scores

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Week Ten: Friday night brought you statement wins, surprised wins, and shocking outcomes. We take a look at some of the action last night.

Friday Night Highlights

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Top-25 Rankings
Friday, Jan. 18th

No. 1 La Cueva 81
No. 12 Albuquerque 79 (OT)

No. 3 Roswell 56
No. 19 Deming 58

No. 4 Las Cruces 63
No. 11 Eldorado 94

No. 6 Sandia
Los Alamos

No. 8 Atrisco Heritage

No. 10 Volcano Vista 58
Mayfield 45

No. 14 Manzano 45
Centennial 33

No. 20 Alamogordo 51
Rio Grande 43

No. 21 Gallup 49
Cibola 37

No. 25 Rio Rancho 58
West Mesa 73

Text Scores: (505) 414-4313

Grine: Lessons Learned

1. Believe me now..contender over dark horse: I was a bit criticized by board members for claiming Deming as a threat. Well I am still 50 percent wrong saying nobody could touch Roswell. Huge win for Deming beating Roswell. Is Deming a Final Four team now? Debate it here

2. Statement win if I've ever seen one: The Eagles totally torched the Bulldawgs last night. Neal climbing back up the Mr. Basketball charts and the Eagles full strength after last weeks dip. Convincing win by the defending champs.

3. Small School Love: I was on hand at Pecos HIgh School last night and this is why people love basketball in New Mexico. The Hawks in full control most of the night will likely slide to number one on Monday morning.

4. Girls: Shiprock the challenger? The Lady Chieftains beat 4A Miyamura last night and have solidified themselves as a 3A title contender. Coach of the year here as well to go along with possible a player of the year.

Starting Five: Prime Time Players

Cullen Neal, Eldorado: 40 Points
Bryce Alford, La Cueva: 44 points
DJ Blackmon, Clovis: 21 points
Eric Saenz, Deming: 14 points
Anthony Carpio, Laguna-Acoma: 16 points

Grine: Sideline Views

Pecos, NM: Last night I made the trip up north to see what, truly is New Mexico High School Basketball. They might not have the D-1 basketball commits or 6'8 players but they have the LOVE for the game but more importantly their team. In a basketball gym tucked away in the trees. Yes, I had to walk several miles to get to the gym because I showed up late - stopping for directions twice - but hey got a free coffee from a guy who actually knew NMPreps. Thanks by the way! Overall a great experience, got to meet one of New Mexico's top writers in James Barron (santafenewmexican) and chat with a great friend and photographer Franklin Romero (cibolabeacon). Oh yeah it was a great game by the way to put icing on the cake.

Boys Box Score Recaps | Scoreboard Here

Deming 58, Roswell 56
The Deming Wildcats upset Roswell High Friday Night to move to 13-3 on the season. Roswell entered the contest 13-0 and ranked No. 1 in Class 4A in the NMPreps.com Class 4A Rankings. On the night, the Deming Wildcats were led by Eric Saenz who had 14 along with his brother Dominic Saenz who scored 13.

Eldorado 94, Las Cruces 63
The Eldorado Eagles made a huge statement Friday Night in Albuquerque moving to 9-3 on the season thanks to a 31 point win over the Las Cruces Bulldawgs, a team which just beat Nationally Ranked Faith Christian out of Texas a few nights back. On the night the Eagles were led by 40 points from Cullen Neal, 12 from Zach Gentry, and 12 from Kane Martinez. Video: Meet New Mexico's Top Dunker Zack Lee

La Cueva 70, Pecos 66
During the 2A dream match up with took place Friday Night in Pecos, New Mexico, the Laguna Acoma Hawks now 14-1 on the season proved that they can win the big game with a four point road win over Pecos. On the night, the Hawks were led by Anthony Caprio had 16 points on the night and Senior Austin Jones also contributed in crunch time. Pecos drops to 12-2 on the season.

La Cueva 81, Albuquerque 79 OT
The La Cueva Bears edged out the Albuquerque Bulldogs Friday Night in an overtime thriller. The Bears now 12-1 on the season were led by New Mexico Lobo Commit Bryce Alford who scored a game high 44 points. The Bulldogs were led by Mahik Sims who scored 27.

Alamogordo 51, Rio Grande 43
The Alamogordo Tigers moved to 11-6 on the season with a big win Friday Night against Rio Grande, On the night, the Tigers were led by J.J. Johnson who would finish with 19 points. Juwan Brooks led scores for the Ravens with 16.

Clovis 68, Cleveland 60
The Clovis Wildcats moved to 10-4 on the season with an eight point road win against Cleveland Friday Night. On the night, the Wildcats were led by DJ Blackmon who scored 21 points and John Dawson who scored 13.

Manzano 45, Centennial 33
The Manzano Monarchs picked up an important road win against Centennial in Las Cruces Friday Night thanks to an impressive performance by Jarrell Harper.

Girls Box Score Recaps | Scoreboard Here

Mayfield 59, Volcano Vista 31
The Mayfield Trojans moved to 15-1 on the season thanks to a big performance from Daeshi McCants who scored 16.

Clovis 66, Valley 39
The Clovis Lady Wildcats rolled to a big win Friday Night over Valley to move to 14-1 on the season. Super Sophomore Danni Williams scored 25 points on the night.

Shiprock 65, Miyamura 58 OT
The Lady Chieftains drafted Miyamura Friday Night in a thriller. On the night, Ashley John scored 25 points to led Shiprock to a very important midseason victory.

Santa Fe Indian 51, Kirtland Central 19
The score at the half was 22-1 in favorite of Santa Fe Indian. The end result was another big win from SFIS to help the Braves move to 15-2 on the season. On the night, Jennifer Willie scored 10.

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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.

    E-Mail: grinejosh@yahoo.com
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