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McKinley County teams move through state tournament

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Gallup girls making progress

SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. — Tohatchi beat Tularosa 78-43 and advanced to once again play in the New Mexico 3A state girls championship basketball game. The game is March 9 at 1:30 pm at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

To get to the championship game, Tohatchi (24-6, 8-0)...

Rehoboth girls outpace Zuni, 61-50

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Lady Lynx now face Tohatchi on Feb. 24

REHOBOTH, N.M. — The Rehoboth Lady Lynx hit 15 consecutive shots over the course of the second and third quarters and got past Zuni 61-50 Feb. 22 in a District 1-3A semi-final girls basketball game.

The win means the Lady Lynx, who are the No. 3 seed, advance to play Tohatchi Feb. 24 in an away game for the 3A district championship. Tohatchi is ranked No. 3 in the state. The winner of that game goes on to play the opening round state playoff game at a site yet to be determined.

The Lady Cougars beat the Lady Lynx twice this season by scores of 61-23 and 68-46.

“We made shots when we needed to make shots,” Rehoboth head coach Adrian...

Tohatchi girls blast Rehoboth, 80-34

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Lady Cougars to face Loving at Tohatchi March 2 at 6 PM

TOHATCHI, N.M. — Do-it-all senior point guard Kalian Mitchell tore through Rehoboth Feb. 24 and catapulted the Lady Cougars into a first round state playoff game against Loving (14-11, 3-5). That game is March 2 at Tohatchi High School at 6 pm. Tohatchi won the state 3A girls basketball championship last year.

The Lady Falcons are coming off a 53-44 District 4-3A tournament loss to Dexter on Feb. 20, which was Loving’s last game of the season. The Rehoboth game was Tohatchi’s last game of 2018.

During the Feb. 24 District 1-3A championship, Mitchell scored a game high 26 points and was a difference maker in the...

Gallup rolls over Kirtland Central, 53-41

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Ashley Antone scores 17 in District 1-5A win

Gallup junior forward Ashley Antone scored a game high 17 points and the Gallup Lady Bengals rolled over the Kirtland Central Broncos 53-41 Feb. 17 in a basketball game at Gallup High School.

The Lady Bengals improved to 17-9, 6-4 on the 2018 season and the Lady Broncos fell to 15-9, 5-5. The game was the last of the regular season for both teams.

“We just didn’t do in the second half the same things that we did in the first half,” Kirtland head coach John Zecca said. “The game was played evenly in the first and second quarters. It was the second half that made the difference.”

The first quarter ended 11-9 with Gallup on...

No. 2 Bloomfield sends No. 4 Gallup packing, 60-40

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Alcantar, Payne, Quintana tear down Gallup

The Bloomfield Lady Bobcats exploded in the third quarter and clamped down profusely on defense and beat Gallup 60-40 Feb. 10 in a District 1-5A girls basketball game at Gallup High School.

Both teams were competitive in the opening quarter, as the Lady Bengals won the first quarter 13-12. Each team appeared to be defensive-minded in the first quarter, but one could see that it was a matter of time before Bloomfield’s Brandi Alcantar, Halle Payne and Alyssa Quintana got things together enough to stick it the Lady Bengals. Alcantar and Quintana are seniors, Payne a sophomore.

The lead in the opening quarter changed six times, with a...

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