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Interesting Slate of High School Basketball Games

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Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

St. Michael’s boys hope to halt the win streak of undefeated, top-ranked Capital High in Tuesday’s non district basketball game at the Jaguars’ court

Winless Bernalillo girls at West Las Vegas on Tuesday,
at Capital High on Friday in non district games

By ARNIE LESHIN

No tournaments this week, but an interesting slate of basketball games from Tuesday to Saturday.
On Sunday’s schedule? Merry Christmas.
In boy’s non district play Tuesday, St. Michael’s takes a 4-3 record to 5A top-ranked, undefeated Capital. The Jaguars have won their first 11 and the Horsemen will be out to stop the streak and stay above .500.
Santa Fe High heads for Los Lunas, which has won six of seven. The Demons, under new head coach Zack Cole, is at 7-4 and much improved as they prep for the tough 6A schedule.
Pecos won the 17th annual Ben Lujan tournament Saturday, but did not face host Pojoaque Valley, which failed to land in the semifinals for the first time in the history of the tournament. So now the Elks (3-2) meet up with the Panthers (6-1) and could at least make a statement by defeating their own tournament champion.
In girl’s play, winless Bernalillo (0-11) plays at West Las Vegas (7-2), which lost in the Ben Lujan final to Grants on Saturday night.
So it looks like the Spartans’ losing skein will continue on to their contest at Capital High on Friday. There, the Jaguars (2-8) will be out to halt their own losing streak at six, but first they get a visit from St. Michael’s (3-5) on Monday night. The Lady Horsemen have won their last two.
Also on Friday, Grants, among the better 5A teams along with Capital, Espanola, Farmington and Belen, heads for the home of the Sundevils after stopping the Espanola unbeaten skein at seven on Saturday.
Thursday is for the boys.
Piedra Vista (5-4) takes to the road to play at Santa Fe High, 7-4 before the game against Los Lunas, while Las Vegas Robertson (2-4) comes to Espanola, which hopes to defeat the Grants Pirates before that.
Then there’s Taos (1-6) playing at Bernalillo (2-8) and Santa Rosa (1-3) at Pecos, which hopes to sport a 7-1 mark following the contest versus Pojoaque.

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