2019 NMAA State Basketball – Brackets & Highlights – March 14 UPDATED 10:45pm
Kirtland Central 55, Espanola Valley 23
The Lady Broncos jumped out to a doubt le digit lead early and never let go. Tatelyn Manheimer led Kirtland with 15 points.
Hobbs 42, Carlsbad 41
The #1 Eagles trailed by one in the closing seconds but a steal and bucket gave Hobbs the last second win. Amiah Smith led the way with a game-high 19 points.
Los Lunas 70, Gallup 47
The Tigers dominated the Bengals in the second and third quarters outscoring Gallup by 19 during that stretch. Natalie Jojola had a game-high 28 points.
West Mesa 59, Piedra Vista 57 (F/OT)
Piedra Vista climbed back into this one forcing overtime, but West Mesa outscored the Panthers 9-7 in the extra minutes. Esperenza Varoz only finished with 4 points, but two of them were the biggest. She hit a pair of free throws with a couple seconds left in overtime to win it. Maiah Rivas led the way with a game-high 21 points.
Mescalero 46, Dulce 40
Fallon Velasquez led the way with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Mescalero overcame a 10-point first quarter deficit and tied the game at 22-22 by halftime.
Robertson 57, Navajo Prep 49
Robertson built up a 10 point halftime lead and held on down the stretch to advance. Alianza Darley had a double double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Tessa Ortiz finished with 17 points and Jazmyne Jenkins added 13.
Tatum 60, Logan 42
Celeste Jimenez posted a game high 20 points.
Melrose 65, Cliff 33
Melrose went up 41-12 in the first half and never looked back. Nataley Mondragon with another big game for Melrose. She finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Pecos 62, Penasco 44
Trinity Herrera recorded a double double with 25 points and 10 rebounds.
SFIS 56, Tularosa 38
SFIS held Tularosa to 7 points in each the second and third quarters.
Valley 53, Silver 50
The Vikings built up a double digit lead and held on to advance to the final. Derick Chavez led Valley with 19 points. The Vikings hit 10 three-pointers on the game.
Santa Fe 55, Volcano Vista 52
The Demons are headed to the state final for the first time in 41 years. Santa Fe hit 8 three-pointers on the game. Cruz Martinez led the Demons with 10 points.
Los Lunas 77, Del Norte 60
The Tigers only missed two shots in the second half (16-18 FG). Zanen Zeller recorded a double double with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Atrisco Heritage 62, Cleveland 59 (F/OT)
Josiah Ramos hit a game-tying bucket with 3.9 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. Ramos finished with a game-high 28 points.
Ft Sumner 47, Maxwell 37
Fort Sumner held Maxwell to just four points in the second quarter. Noah Senior had 17 points.
Melrose 58, Quemado 45
Melrose had three players in double figures led by Tate Sorgen with 16 points and 13 rebounds.