2019 NMAA State Basketball – Brackets & Highlights – March 12 UPDATED 10:30pm
Espanola Valley 54, Highland 44
The Lady Sundevils advanced to the semifinals with a 54-44 upset win over Highland. Kaylee Chavez led Espanola Valley with 22 points. Kaylinn Martinez added 14 points and Anita Deaguero scored 12. The 5thseeded Hornets had to play without star Cailee Crawford who missed the game with an illness. Sharahya Ortega led Highland with 13 points. The Hornets had 25 turnovers on the game.
Carlsbad 41, Volcano Vista 39 (F/OT)
Carlsbad forced overtime when Carsyn Boswell was fouled with less than 20 seconds to go in regulation and hit all three free throws. Both teams were scoreless in the extra minutes until the final seconds when Boswell hit the game winner. Boswell finished with 12 points. Volcano Vista was led by freshmen Natalia Chavez (15 points) and Jaelyn Bates (10 points).
Los Lunas 57, Hope Christian 44
The #2 seed Tigers were led by Marissa Weldon who poured in a game-high 24 points. Feleena Gabaldon added 11 points. Hope had three players in double figures: Calicia Perea (12), Rachel Lovato (12), Savanna Lewis (10). Los Lunas hit 17 of their 21 free throws.
Hobbs 55, Rio Rancho 42
The #1 seed Eagles held the Rams to just 6 points at halftime. A 22-6 run by Hobbs opened it up and the Eagles advanced to the semifinals. Ayanna Smith led Hobbs with 15 points. Wisdom Anthony and Mariah Jennings each added 10 points.
Gallup 72, Goddard 60
The Lady Bengals had five players in double figures led by Ashley Anyone with 14 points. Gallup held off a 36 point effort by Goddard’s Bailey Beane. Gallup picked up 14 steals on the game and hit ten three pointers on the afternoon. Amanda Mitchell and Cearra Williams each scored 11 points for Gallup. Kamryn Yazzie and Mckleigh Begaye each had 10.
Piedra Vista 64, Farmington 56
The Panthers faced their rival for a fourth time this season. Freshman Lenae Billy led the way with 26 points. Piedra Vista had an 8 point lead at halftime, built it to double digits, but a late run by Farmington got them within two points. Jordan Vasquez led Farmington with 18 points. Piedra Vista forced Farmington into 29 turnovers on the game.
Kirtland Central 71, Portales 39
The Lady Broncos jumped out to an 18-6 lead in the first quarter and blew the game open with a 23-9 run in the third. Kirtland was led by Monique Shim with 16 points. 9 different Kirtland players scored and the team totaled 16 steals on the game. They forced Portales into 30 turnovers. Taylee Rippee led Portales with 21 points.
West Mesa 55, Mayfield 53
Penasco 55, Clayton 49
Tularosa 38, Tucumcari 35
Mescalero 47, Texico 46
Navajo Prep 66, Hatch Valley 57
Dulce 54, Estancia 34
Robertson 73, West Las Vegas 51
Pecos 64, Lordsbrug 47
SFIS 45, Socorro 31