Home / News / St. Michael’s rolling along, dominating Santa Fe Prep, 71-39, on the road Wednesday night for its 8th straight win, 11th in its last 13 starts, unbeaten in 2-3A at 7-0 and has Robertson, West Las Vegas and SF Indian School in its next three games

St. Michael’s rolling along, dominating Santa Fe Prep, 71-39, on the road Wednesday night for its 8th straight win, 11th in its last 13 starts, unbeaten in 2-3A at 7-0 and has Robertson, West Las Vegas and SF Indian School in its next three games

By Arnie Leshin 
Arnie Leshin

Surging along by winning 11 of its last 13 games and on an 8-game win streak, St. Michael’s prepared for Friday night‘s District 2-3A Valentine Day visit to Robertson by overwhelming Santa Fe Prep, 71-39, on the road Wednesday night.

The Horsemen, on top the district at 7-0and at 16-7 overall, the Griffins (5-14, 0-7) lost their 10th in a row and were no match for soaring St. Michael’s, which was at 9-0 in the standings last year before losing to West Las Vegas and then defeating Santa Fe Indian School in a playoff for first place, while finishing at 21-9 and losing to the Braves in the state tournament semifinals.
Now it is in quest of a sweep over the two main challenges, the Cardinals and the Dons. The Horsemen previous topped Robertson, 60-51, at home, and winning at West Las Vegas, 52-44. The Cards are 18-5 overall, 5-2 in district, and have their last four. The Dons are 14-9 overall, 6-1 in district, and have won their last two.
It will be a key test when WLV visits St. Michael’s Feb. 19 and then the Horsemen take the short ride to Indian School (11-11, 1-5) on Feb. 22 in the regular-season finale. In district, Robertson has scored 420 overall points and have allowed 269, the least. West Las Vegas is at 372-306, and the Horsemen, at 467, the most, and have given up 291.
Against Prep, Dave Rodriguez’ team took a 20-7 after the first quarter and increased it to 44-17 at the intermission. Sophomore Lucas Coriz and senior Thomas Wood and Rico Gurule combined for 43 points, with Coriz having the game-high 16 points, Wood adding 15 and Gurule scoring a dozen.

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