Texico (18-5) at Portales (14-7), 5:30 p.m. today
Last time out: Both teams won big in district play on Saturday, Portales winning at Lovington 50-22 and Texico rolling at home over Tucumcari 65-17.
Last meeting: Feb. 17, 2009, the Lady Rams posted a 41-32 victory at Texico..
Texico players to watch: Katlin Luscombe, 5-9 Sr. F; Victoria Richards, 5-9 Sr. G.
Of note: Lady Rams coach Clay Stout spent the 2006-07 season as an assistant to Texico coach Keith Durham. The Lady Wolverines won a Class 2A state title that year. … Texico is on an 11-game winning streak since a 60-41 loss to Clovis in the third-place game of the Plateau Holiday Classic on Dec. 30. Portales has won eight of its last 10, with losses to Clovis (30-28) and Roswell High (35-34). … Texico’s other four losses are by a combined 17 points. “They’ve got a solid ballteam,” Stout said. “A g ame like this kind of lets both teams work on some things. Any time you play a good team, it pushes you to do things right.”
Texico (21-2) at Portales (11-10), 7 p.m. today
Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9.
Last time out: The Rams lost at District 4-3A rival Lovington 60-34 on Friday. Texico won on Saturday at home in District 6-2A over Tucumcari 71-57.
Last meeting: Feb. 17, 2009, the Wolverines held off the Rams 36-33 at Texico.
Texico players to watch: Seth Bailey, 6-3 Sr. F, Quin Winkles, 5-10 Sr. G..
Of note: The Rams had a four-game winning streak snapped at Lovington. “We did not play well at all,” Rams coach Mark Gallegos said. “For us, this is a good game. Texico’s one of the better teams we’ll face all year.” … Texico started the season 14-0 before losing at home to Mesilla Valley in a rematch of last year’s 2A state final, won by the Wolverines. … Texico’s only other loss this season was to district rival Santa Rosa 43-40 on Feb. 6.
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