2019 NMAA State Basketball – Brackets & Highlights – March 13 UPDATED 10:15pm
Silver 54, Goddard 50
The Rockets had no answer for Silver’s Tristin Moore who put in a game-high 27 points. Jon Carillo led Goddard with 15 points.
Santa Fe 64, Eldorado 56
The Demons started the game on a 9-0 run and never looked back. Antonio Lovato led Santa Fe with 18 points. Santa Fe forced Eldorado into 20 turnovers and the Demons only gave up three themselves. Tyler Quintana had 26 points for the Eagles.
Los Lunas 66, Taos 46
The top seed Tigers jumped out to a double-digit lead in the first couple minutes and never trailed. The Tigers had three players in double figures led by Darius Haywood with 18 points.
Cleveland 84, Onate 52
The Knights and Storm went blow for blow in the first quarter as the game was tied at 19-19, but Cleveland went on a 24-7 run before the half and blew this one wide open in the third quarter. Josh Tarry and Aamer Muhammed each had 18 points for the Storm.
Valley 61, Hope Christian 57
The Vikings ended Hope’s run of seven consecutive state championships. The Huskies started the game on a 9-0 run, but following a timeout the Vikings responded with a 10-0 run of their own. The Vikings built up a double digit lead, only to see it slip away in the final quarter. Some key buckets in the closing two minutes helped Valley seal the victory. Derick Chavez led the Vikings with 18 points.
Volcano Vista 60, Hobbs 60
Rebounding proved to be a difference maker as the Hawks won the battle of the boards 51-32. Volcano Vista had four players in double figures led by Cesar Madrid’s 14 points.
Del Norte 55, Gallup 49
The Knights jumped out to a 27-16 halftime lead and held off a late charge by the Bengals. Jordan Neilsen led the Knights with 16 points.
Atrisco Heritage 77, Rio Rancho 58
The Jaguars shot the lights out shooting 60% from the field, including a 24-7 second quarter run. Atrisco Heritage hit 8 three-pointers on their way to a blowout win over their district rival. Josiah Ramos finished with 25 points. Brady Patterson had 29 points for the Rams.
Mesilla Valley Christian 45, Santa Rosa 39
Mesilla Valley put the Lions away with a 17-7 fourth quarter. Mesilla Valley had three players in you blue figures led by Michael Johnson with 16 points.
Sandia Prep 53, Dexter 41
The Sundevils trailed by three at halftime but outscored the Demons by 15 in the final two quarters. Max Feit led the way with 16 points. Sam Henderson added 12 and Nathan Nguyen chipped in 10. Jaime Chavira led Dexter with 15 points.
Maxwell 61, Tatum 33
Kaden and Kolten Riggs both posted double doubles. Kaden had 12 points and 21 rebounds while Kolten finished with 20 points and 15 boards. Jeremy Archuleta added 20 points. Maxwell held Tatum to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters.
Texico 69, Mora 58
Dallon Thatcher turned in one of the top performances of the week so far with a 33 point effort. He was 16-19 from the free throw line.
Hot Springs 41, Robertson 34
After a slow three point opening quarter, even numbers worked well for Hot Springs. The Tigers outscored Robertson 15-5 in the second quarter and then finished the final eight minutes with another 16-6 run. Verrels Lukman led Hot Springs with 18 points.
Pecos 57, Magdalena 45
Xavier Padilla led thePanthers with 19 points. Omar Dominguez added 18.
St.Michael’s 74, West Las Vegas 34
11 St. Michael’s players scored led by Hayden Lee with 15 points.
Newcomb 55, McCurdy 41
Newcomb improved to 28-2 on the year. Shannon Bitsilly led Newcomb with 20 points.
SFIS 49, Cuba 47
James Bridges led SFIS with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
Melrose 77, Logan 69
Tristan Sena with 26 points in the win.
Quemado 59, Gateway Christian 45
AJ Lackey drops in 27 points for Quemado.
Ft. Sumner 69, NMSD 36
Tatum 45, Animas 35
Celeste Jimenez scored a game-high 25 points for Tatum.
Cliff 51, Pine Hill 40
A big fourth quarter by Cliff put this one away. Cliff finished the game on a 26-5 run to advance. Kristen Horn had 18 points and Jamie Jenkins added 17.
Logan 54, Quemado 52
Harli Roach led Logan with 26 points.
Melrose 73, Cimarron 33
11 players scored for Melrose in their win. Nataley Mondragon led the way with 23 points.