St Michael 56, Raton 17
What happened: The Lady Horsemen received a much-needed confidence boost to open Friday’s District 2-3A game, building a 16-4 lead after a quarter without ever looking back against the Lady Tigers at Perez-Shelley High School. The lead was 35-7 at halftime and 44-11 heading into the fourth. St. Michael’s head coach Sonya Ruiz said the intensity level is where it is needed for district games.
“We came ready to play,” said Ruiz. “We know we have a lot to prove and this was a good first step in that direction.”
Top player: Carmen Pacheco had a game high with 16 points for the Lady Horsemen while guard Jada Lujan added 14 points.
What’s next: St. Michael’s (7-11 overall, 1-0 in 2-3A) plays the Santa Fe Indian School on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m
What happened: The Lady Bulldogs emerged from the first week of play at District 5-5A 2-0 and scored 46 points in the first half to secure the win at Edward A. Ortiz Memorial High School. Capital’s scoring problems quickly got them into trouble, scoring just four points in the first quarter and reaching double digits just once in a quarter.
Top player: Annalize Leos and Samantha Nava each had seven points to lead the Lady Jaguars. Leilani Love had a game-high 29 points for Albuquerque High and Ariana Sanchez added 16.
What’s next: Capital (4-14 overall, 1-1 in 5-5A) plays Los Lunas on Tuesday.