District hoops start Monday

The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams enter their district tournament Monday. Tucumcari’s athletic director, Wayne Ferguson, said the Lady Rattlers will play at Clayton Monday at 6 p.m. He said the girls must win on Monday and on Wednesday in order to advance to the regionals.
The boys lost at home to Clayton Friday, so they must play at Santa Rosa Tuesday evening. The Rattlers must win two games also to advance to the regionals.
It’s been a tough road for the Tucumcari teams against district opponents this season. Both boys and girls are winless against district teams Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa.