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Escalante’s Dominic Montaño gets his legs caught as Hagerman’s Jessie Rodriguez grabs for a loose ball during their matchup in the championship in March. Escalante will get four starters back from that team, which fell just short of the state championship. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Prep Basketball Preview 2A, 1A Boys

There are plenty of new faces among the coaching ranks in Classes 2A and 1A, which should make for some interesting contests are the season rolls along.

Santa Fe Waldorf’s Sophie Linett, left, grabs a rebound in front of Desert Academy’s Cassidy Logan during a game earlier this month. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Prep Basketball Preview 2A, 1A Girls

Run and gun will be the name of the game for the area girls in 2A and 1A as height is decidedly absent from the rosters.

Santa Fe Prep’s Ian Andersson, with the ball, is fouled by Bosque High’s Gabe Chavez during a game last month. Prep is seen as the dominant team among northern New Mexico 3A schools. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

3A Boys Basketball Preview

Take some size, toss in a smattering of big players and add in a top-notch individual talent and you have the recipe the Santa Fe Prep boys are hoping to parlay into a successful – possibly record-breaking – season.

Santa Fe Prep senior Alexis Mundt, front, with ball, joins her team in a contest against Estancia earlier this month. (Iain Woessner/Mountain View Telegraph)

3A Girls Basketball Preview

With some shifting of teams within districts, there will be a new look to the standings among girls Class 3A schools in the area.

Santa Fe Indian School’s Kayla Joe, left, steals the ball from Taos’ Elena Espinoza during a game last year. Both girls are returning this season as starters for their teams. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

4A Girls basketball preview

When opponents venture north, they know they are in for a run-and-gun battle for 32 minutes.

Bradley Vaughn of St. Michael’s drives down the court during the team’s quarterfinal game last season against Shiprock. He is a returning starter on this season’s team. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

4A Boys basketball preview

When it comes to basketball, there is much to like about 4A boys.

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