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The Alamo Navajo boys basketball team is still looking for a much-needed win after falling to Graceway Academy in the seventh-place game of the New Mexico American Indian Basketball Classic. The Cougars also lost to Tse Yi Gai and Shiprock Northwest, and their rough early season schedule is doing them no favors. Alamo has played three schools from a larger class so far and their opponents have a combined record of 39-36 and it has Artesia, Menaul and rival Magdalena scheduled for January. The Cougars visit Reserve on Jan. 4.
The Alamo girls basketball team has only played five games so far this season and their lone win came against Bosque on Dec. 8, but their average margin of loss is only around for points. It looks like the ladies version of the Cougars should be okay be the time district play rolls around on Jan. 19. The girls will also travel to reserve to play the Mountaineers on Jan. 4.
The Quemado boys are currently sitting on a 7-3 record and riding a four-game win-streak. The Eagles have beaten their last four opponents by an average of 36 points per game and their 12-man roster only boasts four underclassmen. Quemado plays host to Ramah on Jan. 3 at 4 p.m.
The Eagles girls are at .500 with a 4-4 record and have won their last two contests. Contrary to the Quemado boys, the girls have 10 underclassmen on their roster but their district opener doesn’t come until Feb. 14 so they’ll have plenty of time to gain some experience. The girls return to action on Jan. 10 when they travel to play in the Cliff Tournament.
The Socorro Warriors boys will be looking for a little bit of retribution on Jan. 3 when they travel to Estancia for a rematch with the Bears. Estancia beat Socorro in its season-opener on Nov. 29. The Warriors are 2-2 in their last four games.