Sports briefs

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Recently in Socorro County Sports

The Warriors basketball team earned its third victory of the season on Jan. 8 when it defeated Hatch Valley 62-36 on the road. Socorro (3-9) opened up a 34-11 lead by halftime. The Bears (1-8) were held to just 24 percent shooting from the floor, the Warriors forced 23 turnovers and no Hatch player scored in double digits.
Socorro will play host to a solid Sandia Prep team on Jan. 15 before it heads to Albuquerque to participate in the Hope Christian Invite from Jan. 17 – 19.
The Lady Warriors basketball team also notched a big road victory on Jan. 8 at Estancia, beating those Bears 59-29. Socorro held a 31-17 halftime lead then outscored Estancia (4-5) 24-3 in the third quarter to run away with the game.
The Lady Warriors travel north for a rematch with Sandia Prep on Jan. 15. The 5-5 Sundevils will be looking to avenge a 43-32 loss to Socorro from Dec. 28.
Like the boys squad, the ladies will also play in the Hope Christian Invite in Albuquerque beginning Jan. 17.
The Alamo-Navajo boys and girls teams traveled to Estancia for the Bean Valley Classic Tournament being played from Jan. 10 through Jan. 12. The boys fell to the host Bears 87-30, and the girls lost to Estancia 69-28.
In the boys contest Brandal Padilla scored 16 points and Keevin Guerro added six, and in the girls game Lukita Apachito led the way for the Cougars with 18 points.
The boys are still looking for that first win of the season and the ladies fell to 3-7 on the year.
In Pine Hill, N.M., Quemado recorded its eighth win of the year with a convincing victory over the Warriors, 71-53. The Eagles improved their record to 8-5 on the season. Next up for Quemado, it plays host to Gallup Catholic on Jan. 15.
The Eagles girls are currently playing in the Cowgirl Invitational in Cliff. On Thursday the host Cowgirls defeated Quemado 67-20. Cliff improved its record to 11-1 while the Eagles fell to 5-6.
Quemado will travel to Clovis to play Clovis Christian on Jan. 18.