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Prep hoops: The week ahead

Today: Clovis’ top-ranked and undefeated girls, led by Danni Williams, have a 5:30 p.m. showdown at La Cueva and the Bears’ outstanding junior guard, Alexa Romano. Also, West Mesa’s boys are at Albuquerque Academy at 7 p.m.

Tuesday: The District 5-5A boys slate begins with a doozy, as Valley visits Atrisco Heritage, the teams most expect to battle for that district’s title. The Vikings and Jaguars comprised half of the metro tournament semifinals; the other two members of that quartet, Sandia and Hope Christian, meet on the Huskies’ floor.

Wednesday: Cibola’s girls needed last-second free throws to beat Hope Christian last week in the metro championships. The teams meet again, at Hope, at 7 p.m. The other marquee matchup on the girls’ side has La Cueva visiting Volcano Vista.

Thursday: AHS goes to Valley, as those boys programs renew their great rivalry. But the best game pits Cleveland’s boys at Sandia.

Friday: It’s an early battle for first place in girls’ 5-5A, with Valley at Albuquerque.


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