New Mexico state tournament
Texico 44, Jal 20
Texico 9 15 6 14 — 44
Jal 6 6 4 4 — 20
Leading scorers — Texico, Katlin Luscombe 13, Jaylyn Cooper 10. Jal, Shelby Kimball 7. 3-pointers — Texico, Amanda Bass, Shannon Van Matre.
Records — Texico 21-7, Jal 12-13.
Notes: Luscombe finished with a double-double, also grabbing 12 rebounds. The Lady Wolverines outrebounded Jal 35-17. … Texico is the two-time defending Class 2A state champion, but had to travel for this game after losing to Santa Rosa in the District 6-2A tournament final.
Fort Sumner 57, Grady 35
Grady 6 12 6 11 — 35
Fort Sumner 14 7 14 22 — 57
Leading scorers — Grady, Mandy Rush 14, Payton Provencio 9. Fort Sumner, Racheal Chavez 19, Sarah Stinnett 14, DeLisa Luce 10. 3-pointers — Grady, none. Fort Sumner, Chavez 3, Stinnett.
Records — Grady 16-11, Fort Sumner 20-9.
Notes: Fort Sumner took control of the game with a 9-2 run to start the second quarter. Luce scored twice inside, Chavez hit a 3-pointer and Bree Lucero capped the spurt with a layup off a steal to put the Vixens up 30-20. … Grady hung around until Stinnett scored on a fast-break drive and added a 16-footer to start the fourth quarter, put Fort Sumner up 39-26. Grady did not get closer than 11 the rest of the way. “I though we started out well and then we played pretty tight and played not to lose,” Vixens coach Matt Moyer said. “In the second half, we were more comfortable and things fell into place for us.” … Fort Sumner hit 11-of-12 free throws in the final period when Grady was force to foul. Luce was 4-of-4 and Stinnett 3-of-4. ... The Vixens are making their third state appearance in five years. They won the 1A state title in 2005. … The Vixens, who have won eight of nine games, beat Grady 46-33 during the regular season.
Elida 56, Clovis Christian 51
Elida 18 16 3 19 — 56
Clovis Christian 15 7 7 22 — 51
Leading scorers — Elida, Reavis Best 27, Margarita Ortiz 12, Britnie Powell 9. Clovis Christian, Jennifer Schaap 25, Lauren Douma 12, Jocelyn Swann 10. 3-pointers — Elida, Best, Powell. Clovis Christian, Douma 2, Schaap 2, Swann.
Records — Elida 20-9, Clovis Christian 19-9.
Notes: The game was played at Melrose due to lack of seating capacity at CCS. The teams split during the regular season, each winning on its home court. … Best made 3-of-4 free throws in the final minute to seal the win for the Lady Tigers after Schaap’s two free throws with 1:02 left made it 53-51. “We knew it was going to be a tough game,” CCS coach Max Kralicek said. “What really hurt us was the second quarter, but I couldn’t ask us to play any harder than we did in the second half. I was real proud of the kids.” … … Best scored 13 of Elida’s 19 points in the final quarter; Schaap had 15 of Clovis Christian’s 22 in the period. … The Lady Eagles set a school record for wins this season by either a boys or girls team, Kralicek said. The previous mark was 17 for the boys, set in 2002-03 when Kralicek coached that squad.
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New Mexico state tournament
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