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St. Michael’s boys had easy going

By Arnie Leshin 
It sure wasn’t like playing Raton in football when St. Michael’s won handily, 73-40, over the visiting Tigers Friday night in DIstrict 2-3A basketball at the Perez-Shelley gymnasium. 
The Horsemen upped their overall record to 13-4 and won their  district opener while Raton dropped to 6-9 overall and its district mark became 0-2. 
St. Michael’s went from an early lead of 18-11 to go on a second quarter run that increased it to 38-20. Senior Adam Montoya led the way with the game-high 19 points while junior Lucas Gurule tallied 15 and senior Josh Sanchez a dozen. 
The Horsemen remain in district play when they take on visiting Santa Fe Indian School Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Braves took a 51-45 setback Friday night at district foe West Las Vegas to drop to 12-6 overall and 0-2 in district.
In girls play, visiting Indian School got past West Las Vegas, 49-27. It was a tight game for one half, with the Braves only up 16-12 at the intermission, but then they went on a 16-4 run to build a 32-16 advantage.
Sophomore Emma Lewis led the way for Indian School with a team-high 15 points and senior Jordyn Henry turned in a pair of 3s at the Braves improved to 15-4 overall and 1-1 in district, and play Tuesday at St. Michael’s. The Dons are now 10-9 and 1-1.
Capital continued its slide with a 76-40 whooping at Albuquerque High, the District 3-5A leader at 15-2overall and 2-0 in district. 
The Jaguars, 3-15 and 1-1, are home to Los Lunas Tuesday. They trailed only 16-12 in this one after the first quarter, but the Bulldogs then went on a 24-7 run to go up 40-19 at halftime. Capital picked up 10 points from junior Kayla Martinez.


St. Michael’s 75 
Raton 40
Taos 74
Pojoaque Valley 66 
Espanola Valley 59
Moriarty 51
Santa Rosa 82
Estancia 76
Capitan 49
Mountainair 40
Cimarron 51
Maxwell 45
Floyd 39
Gateway Christian 29
Hobbs 83
Artesia 47
Jal 69
Hagerman 37
Albuquerque La Cueva 71
Piedra Vista 32
Albuquerque St. Pius X 86
Grants 61
Magdalena 63
Tularosa 25
Mosquero/Roy 56
Wagon Mount 41
Santa Fe Indian School 49
West Las Vegas 27
Pecos 38
Laguna-Acuma 31
Albuquerque St. Pius X 53
Grants 39
Rio Rancho 39
Albuquerque American Heritage 33
Farmington 78
Albuquerque West Mesa 38
Tatum 62
Loving 26
Hobbs 67
Artesia 37
Hot Springs 42
Hatch Valley 20
Silver 29
Rehoboth 17
Jal 29
Hagerman 27
Capitan 55
Mountainair 22
Clovis 42
Portales 27
Farmington 78
Mesa Vi

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