2019 NMAA State Basketball – Brackets & Highlights – March 16 UPDATED 10pm
Pecos 58, Newcomb 37
Pecos won a third straight state title under head coach Ira Harge Jr. Xavier Padilla led the Panthers with 22 points.
Hot Springs 56, SFIS 54 (F/OT)
The Tigers won their first state championship since 1993. Verrels Lukman led Hot Springs with 17 points.
Valley 37, Los Lunas 34
The Vikings claimed the 4A championship behind 19 points by Seyi Oyeku.
Melrose 54, Ft. Sumner 50
Dylan Valentine led Melrose with 15 points.
Atrisco Heritage 61, Santa Fe 58
The Jaguars win back-to-back state titles behind 22 points by Josiah Ramos. There were 20 combined three pointers between the two teams in front of a packed house.
West Mesa 63, Hobbs 51
The Mustangs took down the #1 seed and defending state champs with a 20-9 run in the fourth quarter. West Mesa was down as many as 16 points in the game. Maiah Rivas scored 23 points for the Mustangs.
Tatum 57, Melrose 48
Celeste Jimenez led Tatum with 21 points.