Dexter (4-20, 0-7 District 4-3A) at Portales (11-12, 4-3), 7 p.m. today
Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.
Impact: A win in their final regular-season game would earn the Rams no worse that a tie for second in district with NMMI. Portales owns the district tournament tie-breaker over the Colts by virtue of point differential.
Last meeting: Portales beat Dexter 49-33 on Feb. 10
Last outing: Dexter lost to NMMI 59-43. Portales lost to Texico 51-50.
By the numbers: Dexter has lost 12 straight games.
Keys to the game: Portales needs to focus on the task at hand.
“We had a tough loss the other night. We felt like we gave the game away in the second half, so we concentrated on fundamentals. If we come out and play the way we can play we’ll be all right. We have to win the game to get the No. 2 seed so we have to come out and play.
Seeding saga: Gallegos thinks the Rams played their way into the 16-team state tournament. He’s hoping his team cam improve its seed with a strong showing in the district tournament.
“We’re trying to move up, but I think it will be hard to get one of the top eight seeds.”
The top eight seeds host first-round games, with the winners advancing to Albuquerque.
Quotable: “We still feel we can play a lot better basketball. We still feel like I our best game is out there.” — Gallegos
— Freedom New Mexico