Week 11: Friday Night Hoops

Grine: Friday Lessons
1. Number one to stay: La Cueva and the Bears will get tons of love in today's recap. Led by Bryce Alford who had 40 points solidified themselves as the best team in the Land of Enchantment.
2. Rio Grande the real deal?: The Rio Grande Ravens move to 2-0 beating Atrisco Heritage on Friday night. Head coach Sean Jimenez putting himself in the talk of coach of the year. The Ravens could be one of the top teams in 2013.
3. Hobbs in a different tier: The Eagles for some reason lack getting the respect that they deserve. They put 102-points on Rio Rancho a team once in the Top-10 - someone please tell me they think this team is legit now.
Prime Time Players: Bryce Alford
If you had question marks about Alford and the La Cueva Bears well ask no further - he is legit and the Bears are number one. Alford will go down as the finest players to ever wear a jersey in New Mexico.
Starting Five
Bryce Alford, La Cueva: 40 points in win.
Adonis Saltes, Valley: 19 points
Dane Pannell, Hobbs: 28 points
Adrian Sanchez, Hobbs: 21 points
Justin Begay, Shiprock: 23 points
Nominate: Player of the Week
Friday: Box Score Recaps
La Cueva 75, Clovis 54: In a show down of top ten teams in New Mexico the Bears of La Cueva stormed past Clovis behind the play of Mr. Basketball candidate Bryce Alford who put in another 40-point game.
Valley 46, Albuquerque High 32: Moving to 13-3 and 2-0 in District 5-5A the Valley Vikings took care of business on Friday night. Vikings guard Adonis Saltes scored 19 points in the win. The Bulldogs of AHS got 15 points from Mahlik Sims.
Hobbs 102, Rio Rancho 88: Despite a sluggish third quarter this one was all Eagles for the most part. Top 5 player Dane Pannell scored 28-points in the win. Also dominating from behind the arch minus foul trouble was Adrian Sanchez who had 7-threes for 21 points.
West Mesa 47, Highland 35: Moving to 6-10 and 1-1 in District 5-5A is the West Mesa Mustangs. Romolo Salazer (14 points) and Jason Baca (13 points) led the way in the win for the Mustangs.
Bernalillo 67, Del Norte 61: In a closer than expected game the Spartans of Bernalillo pulled out a 6-point win. Tristan Arnett had 15-points in the win for Bernalillo.
Shiprock 87, Aztec 73: In a convincing win over Aztec the Chieftains of Shiprock won 87-73. Justin Begay (23 points) and Hiram Gleason (21 points) both paced the way for the team.
Mayfield 40, Gadsden 36: In District 3-5A play it was the Trojans of Mayfield with the win over Gadsden. Isaac Rivera had nice points.
Scores Around New Mexico
Artesia 50, Santa Teresa 45
Bernalillo 67, Del Norte 61
Carlsbad 67, Lovington 55
Clayton 87, Mora 75
Hobbs 102, Rio Rancho 88
La Cueva 75, Clovis 54
Mesilla Valley 80, Hatch 37
Piedra Vista 54, Bloomfield 46
Roswell 77, Chaparral 32
Santa Fe Prep 57, East Mountain 31
Santa Rosa 74, Penasco 55
Shiprock 67, Aztec 43
Valley 46, Albuquerque 32
West Las Vegas 72, Raton 38
West Mesa 47, Highland 35
Deming 53, Artesia 47
Clovis 53, Eldorado 36
Los Lunas 42, Grants 40
Roswell 49, Rio Rancho 35
Santa Fe 53, Los Alamos 47
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Joshua J. GrineClick Here to view this Link. joined 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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