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Class 3A Girls: Hope, Lovington roll

No. 4 HOPE CHRISTIAN 57, No. 5 WEST LAS VEGAS 40

The Huskies outscored the Dons 31-12 in the second half to advance to Thursday’s Class 3A semifinals.
Freshmen Alivia Lewis and Hanna Valencia combined to score 31 points for Hope, which trailed by two at the half. West Las Vegas shot just 20 percent from the field in the second half and were stuck on 34 points until it made a pair of late 3s with the outcome already decided.
Sophomore Deanna Bustos led the Dons with 13 points. Shelby Perry added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Huskies.
HOPE CHRISTIAN 57, WEST LAS VEGAS 40
WEST LAS VEGAS (20-10) 40
Francesca Gonzales 0-5 2-2 2, Deanna Bustos 4-10 3-4 13, Celeste Trujillo 4-6 0-0 8, Arianna Bustos 0-1 0-0 0, Joedy Quintana 1-2 5-6 8, Justice Atkins 0-1 0-0 0, Jaylen Gutierrez 1-8 2-2 4, Heather Ulibarri 0-1 0-0 0, Jenna Bustos 1-1 0-0 3, Reyna Trujillo 1-2 0-2 2, Alisson Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Shania Gallegos 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 12-38 12-16 40.
HOPE CHRISTIAN (22-7) 57
Charity Murphy 1-2 0-0 2, Bekah Lovato 0-6 1-2 1, Mary Helen Pavlides 0-1 0-0 0, Alivia Lewis 7-10 5-8 19, Traci Escajeda 0-0 0-0 0, Christine Heisey 0-0 2-2 2, Larissa Kozlowski 1-6 1-2 3, Brielle Milford 2-6 2-2 7, Hanna Valencia 2-7 8-8 12, Shelby Perry 4-4 3-6 11. Totals 17-42 22-30 57.
West Las Vegas                 15  13  4  8 –40
Hope Christian                  12  14  13  18—57
3-Point Goals—West Las Vegas 4-11 (D. Bustos 2-4, Trujillo 0-1, A. Bustos 0-1, Quintana 1-1, Gutierrez 0-3, J. Bustos 1-1), Hope 1-7 (Murphy 0-1, Lovato 0-2, Pavlides 0-1, Milford 1-1, Valencia 0-2). Fouled Out – None. Rebounds – West Las Vegas 33 (D. Bustos, C. Trujillo, R. Trujillo 5), Hope 30 (Perry 7). Assists – West Las Vegas 8 (Gonzales, D. Bustos 2), Hope 11 (Lovato 6). Total Fouls – West Las Vegas 22, Hope 13.

No. 2 LOVINGTON 48, No. 7 ST. MICHAEL’S 32: At The Pit, the two-time defending champion Wildcats overcame a sluggish first half performance Tuesday morning.
Lovington (24-4) trailed 20-14 at the start of the third quarter before outscoring St. Michael’s (16-13) 15-3 in the period.
“We just had to fix our defense and we changed up our offense a little bit,” Wildcats coach Jason Parrish said. “(But) it wasn’t really our defense and offense, we just weren’t playing. We got outrebounded in the first half, we didn’t take care of the ball very well and for the first time all year we looked scared.
“I just went in at halftime, made some adjustments and told them to get going.”
The Wildcats tied the game at 20-20 on junior Tayler Valencia’s 3-pointer, but they would not take the lead for good until her older sister Talyssa Valencia hit another 3-pointer to put them ahead 25-23.
Senior Jocelyn Jeffery scored the last four points of the quarter and ended up leading Lovington with 12 points for the game. It was well below her regular-season average of 21 points, but her teammates were able to make up the difference.
“When they key on me it doesn’t matter,” Jeffery said. “Our team has someone else step up every time.”
Tayler Valencia had 10 points while Ryane Haley added eight points and six rebounds.
St. Michael’s was never able to find a third scorer to complement Alex Groenewold (seven points) and Cristiana Gabaldon (12 points).
“We had talked about getting a third person some looks,” Horsemen coach Martin Romero said. “That didn’t really materialize either and it had to because they paid too much attention to Alex and Cris. If we’d found that third or fourth scorer, you never know.”
Lovington will play the winner of Portales and Sandia Prep on Thursday at 8 a.m.
— Chris Jackson

ST. MICHAEL’S (16-13) 32
Cristiana Gabaldon 4-12 0-0 12, Lainie Serna 1-4 1-2 3, Latysha Archuleta 0-1 0-0 0, Briona Vigil 0-1 0-0 0, Jackie Lara 1-1 1-2 3, Aurora Martinez 2-6 0-0 4, Arianna Lovato 0-5 1-2 1, Alexandra Goenewold 1-12 5-6 7, Povi Mitchell 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 10-43 8-12 32.
LOVINGTON (24-4) 48
Juztice Perry 2-6 2-3 6, Talyssa Valencia 2-3 0-0 5, Myra Salazar 0-2 0-0 0, Selena Orneles 1-6 0-0 3, Tayler Valencia 4-9 1-2 10, Ryane Haley 4-5 0-0 8, Kylee Cunningham 2-3 0-0 4, Jocelyn Jeffery 4-10 4-4 12. Totals 19-44 7-9 48.
St. Michael’s        11    9     3     9–32
Lovington               8    6    15   19–48
3-point goals: SM 4-13 (Gabaldon 4-8, Serna 0-1, Martinez 0-2, Goenewold 0-2), L 3-9 (Tal. Valencia 1-2, Salazar 0-1, Ornelas 1-3, Tay. Valencia 1-1, Jeffery 0-2). Rebounds: SM 28 (Goenewold 8), Lov 36 (Ornelas, Haley 6). Assists: SM 5 (none with 2), Lov 12 (Perry 3). Total fouls: SM 11, Lov 10. Fouled out: None.

No. 3 PORTALES 49, No. 6 SANDIA PREP 42: At the Pit, sophomore Kambrey Blakey scored 32 points as the Rams pulled away from the Sundevils in the second half of a girls 3A quarterfinal game.
Sandia Prep (19-10) pulled within 32-31 on a three-point play by Kalei Yepa with 7 minutes to go, but the Sundevils would get no closer.
Blakey scored the next five points for Portales (23-5) on three free throws sandwiched around a layup off a steal.
The Rams will advance to play their district rival Lovington in the semifinals Thursday at 8 a.m. The Wildcats won three of the four meetings between the teams this season.
— Chris Jackson

PORTALES 49, SANDIA PREP 42
SANDIA PREP (19-10) Mari Yepa 0-1 0-0 0, Madie Trainor 3-3 1-2 7, Karin Weingardt 1-4 0-0 2, Audrey Allen 0-3 2-2, 2, Kalei Yepa 2-10 7-7 11, Breana Abeita 3-16 6-8 14, Tatum Bernardoni 0-1 0-0 0, Whitney Owens 0-2 0-0 0, Leigh James 2-5 2-4 6, L:exie Ruben 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 11-46 18-23 42

PORTALES (23-5) Francis Armijo 0-7 0-0 0, Bailey Rowley 0-1 -0- 0, Sheraya Cox 3-10 2-2 8, Brooke Lopez 0-0 0-1 0, Kambry Blakey 6-23 20-22 32, Kacie Terry 1-2 0-0 3, Savannah Vincent 2-5 0-0 4, McKenzie Bucksath 0-2 2-4 2. Totals 12-51 24-29 49

Sandia Prep 8 10 10 14 — 42
Portales        7 9  16 17 — 49

3-point goals: S 2-12 (M. Yepa 0-1, Allen 0-1, Rael 0-1, Abeita 2-9), P 1-11 (Armijo 0-5, Blakey 0-5, Terry 1-1). Rebounds:S 45 (James 8, Ruben 8). P 39 (Blakey 11). Assists: SP 5 (Abeita 2), P 4 (Armijo 2). Total Fouls: SP 24, P 20. Fouled Out: none.

 No. 1 Shiprock 59, No. 8 Robertson 32: At the Pit, the undefeated
Chieftains recovered from an early deficit to beat the Cardinals behind
12 points from Tanisha Begay.
Using a five-player on, five-player off rotation, Shiprock (28-0)
struck for 12 straight points to erase a 9-3 hole and it never was
threatened thereafter.
Over the final 11 minutes before halftime, the Chieftains outscored
Robertson 25-3.
The Cardinals (15-15) did not score a basket in the second quarter,
missing all five of its shots from the field, scoring all three of its
points from the foul line.
Taylor Henderson added 10 points for Shiprock.
No Robertson player reached double figures, with Chantel Sena scoring
seven to lead the Cardinals’ attack.
The Chieftains turned in a complete effort, dishing out 19 assists on
their 22 baskets. Lacey Howe and Shania Harry each had five
Shiprock also went 7-of-13 on 3-pointers, while throwing a blanket on
the Cardinals’ offense. Robertson went 12-for-41 (29 percent) from the
field and hit 2-of-12 3-pointers, while Shiprock forced 28 turnovers.

SHIPROCK 59, ROBERTSON 32

ROBERTSON: Alicia Jaramillo 0-1 0-0 0, Abby Bradley 1-6 2-6 4, Hannah Lopez 0-0 0-0 0, Elicia Trujillo 1-1 0-0 2, Kimberly Armijo 0-1 0-0 0, Chantel Sena 2-9 3-6 7, Kourtney Archuleta 0-1 0-0- 0, Erica Herrera 1-5 1-2 3, Gabriella Garcia 1-3 0-0 2, Amber Yara 1-2 0-0 2, Celeste Trujillo 2-9 0-1 6, Mary Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Alicia Arguello 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 12-14 6-15 32.

SHIPROCK: Shjantel Grey 3-4 0-0-0 6, Melanie Secody 0-3 0-0 0, Lacey Howe 1-4 0-0 2, Shania Harry 4-7 0-0 9, Arantxta Curley 1-2 0-0 3, Tanisha Begay 4-6 2-2 12, Taylor Henderson 3-9 2-4 10, Alyssa Harvey 0-0 0-0 0, Ashley John 1-7, 4-4 6, Courtney Steele 3-7 0-2 6, Tia Woods 0-1 0-0 0, Shontea Grey 2-4 0-0 5. Totals 22-54 8-12 59.

Robertson: 9, 3, 12, 8 — 32
Shiprock: 12, 16, 15, 15 — 59

3-point goals: R 2-12 (Jaramillo 0-1, Bradley 0-1, Sena 0-1, Herrera 0-2, Garcia 0-1, Yara 0-1, Trujillo 2-5). S 7-13 (Howe 0-1, Harry 1-2, Curley 1-1, Begay 2-3, Henderson 2-5, Sho Grey 1-1). Rebounds: R 35, (Bradley 7), S 39 (Steele 7), Assists: R 7 (Sena 3), S 19 (Howe 5, Harry 5). Total Fouls: R 10, S 12. Fouled Out: none.

 

 

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