Tuesday’s all-girls basketball motion on the Pit and the Rio Rancho Occasions Middle is underway.
The Journal’s James Yodice shall be overlaying every of the Class 5A quarterfinals. Observe his Twitter feed beneath. In the meantime, look right here for up to date protection and up to date brackets because the day goes on.
CLASS 5A GIRLS
NO. 5 LA CUEVA 44, NO. 4 CARLSBAD 26: The Bears (23-7) led from begin to end, and superior to Thursday’s Class 5A women basketball semifinals with a convincing victory over the Cavegirls (24-6).
La Cueva used intense defensive strain to power Carlsbad into 9 first-quarter turnovers, and the Bears scored the primary 10 factors of the sport whereas the Cavegirls didn’t rating till the ultimate 33 seconds of the quarter.
La Cueva had balanced scoring, with Alexis Ayers, Eva Love and Jordyn Dyer every scoring 10 factors.
Carlsbad’s Allie Myers had eight factors to steer Carlsbad, however she was in foul bother a lot of the recreation and was not an element earlier than fouling out with 5 ½ minutes to go.
La Cueva will play No. 1 Hobbs or No. 8 Sandia in Thursday’s quarterfinals.
CLASS 4A GIRLS
NO. 4 HOPE CHRISTIAN 62, NO. 5 ARTESIA 48: The Huskies closed the sport on a 15-5 run to tug away from the Bulldogs in a Class 4A quarterfinal on Tuesday on the Pit.
Hope advances to the semifinals, the place it would play the Kirtland Central/Bloomfield winner on Thursday on the similar venue at 8 a.m.
Artesia (19-9) closed to inside 47-43 on a deep 3 by Koda Beltran with 5:30 to play. Nevertheless, Hope (22-7) held the Bulldogs to only one subject objective the remainder of the best way whereas changing 11 of 14 foul photographs down the stretch. 4 totally different Huskies transformed on the charity stripe throughout the game-clinching run, and a three-point play by Alyssa Vigil with 1:23 to play gave Hope a 58-47 benefit to successfully finish any hopes of an Artesia rally.
“I believe it’s taking good care of the ball greater than something. Turnovers have damage us prior to now, however at present our seniors actually stepped up,” Hope coach Michael Cole mentioned. “The following half to that’s our two freshmen (Zoe Mangrum and Mia Bishop) had large video games. They actually, actually contributed and that’s what we’d like.”
The freshman duo of Mangrum and Bishop mixed for 14 factors whereas capturing 6-for-10 from the sector. Nevertheless, no Husky had a much bigger recreation than senior submit Kathleen Obisike, who narrowly missed an unconventional triple-double with 17 factors, 14 rebounds and a career-high 9 blocked photographs. Obisike was a stabilizing power on each ends of the court docket however was particularly worthwhile on protection, the place she turned away a number of Artesia forays to the rim.
“I actually simply attempt my finest to not let anybody rating within the paint. That’s my objective, often,” she mentioned. “Clearly it occurs, however I’ve been getting higher with my blocks I believe. I’m simply all the time there for assist.”
Vigil tied Obisike with a game-high 17 factors, whereas Charlotte Bitsoih chipped in 13 factors and 7 assists for the Huskies. Beltran was the one Bulldog in double figures with 16.
Class 4A quarterfinals
NO. 4 HOPE CHRISTIAN 62, NO. 5 ARTESIA 48
ARTESIA (19-9 ): Audrey Velo 0-5 1-2 1, Koda Beltran 6-13 1-2 16, Kymber Beltran 2-10 4-5 9, Hattie Harrison 2-5 3-4 7, Lorin Wagner 2-7 1-4 5, Jenna Whitmire 2-7 4-4 8, Kailee Padilla 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 15-49 14-21 48.
HOPE CHRISTIAN (22-7):. Charlotte Bitsoih 2-7 9-10 13, Brookelynne Macias 0-4 1-2 1, Alyssa Vigil 7-14 1-2 17, Zoe Mangrum 2-4 2-2 6, Kathleen Obisike 8-18 1-3 17, Mia Bishop 4-6 0-0 8, Mary Piches 0-0 0-0 0, Isabel Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-53 14-19 62.
Artesia 9 12 14 13—48
Hope 19 13 11 19—62
3-Level Targets—Artesia 4-12 (Velo 0-1, Koda Beltran 3-7, Kymber Beltran 1-4), Hope 2-9 (Bitsoih 0-3, Macias 0-2, Vigil 2-4). Fouled Out—Kymber Beltran. Rebounds—Artesia 36 (Whitmire 6), Hope 35 (Obisike 14). Assists—Artesia 9 (Kymber Beltran 5), Hope 16 (Bitsoih 7). Complete Fouls—Artesia 18, Hope 14.
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