Sports briefs

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Recently in Socorro County sports

The Steers girls basketball team won the consolation bracket final at the Smokey Bear Tournament in Capitan on Jan. 12, defeating Hondo (5-7) 60-40.
Magdalena opened up a 32-16 lead by the half, then outpaced the Eagles en route to the win.
The victory improves the Steers’ record to 8-5 on the season.
Next up for Wally Sanchez and his team is a visit to Desert Academy in Santa Fe on Jan. 18 for the onset of District 2-1A play.
The Socorro girls basketball team dropped a tough road contest to Ruidoso on Jan. 11, 68-60.
The game was tied at 26 at halftime and Ruidoso held just a one-point lead heading into the fourth, but the home-team Warriors outscored Socorro 25-18 in the final period to help them secure the victory.
Madigan Gonzales had 19 points and 23 rebounds for Ruidoso.
The loss drops Socorro to 7-9 on the season.
The Lady Warriors will play in the Hope Christian Invitational in Albuquerque from Jan. 17-19. Socorro will play Los Lunas on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Quemado girls basketball squad will be looking for a win on Friday at Clovis Christian after dropping their previous three games, all in the Cowgirl Invite in Cliff. The Eagles fell to Cobre on Friday and Animas on Saturday.
Their record now stands at 5-8 on the season.
Quemado has plenty of time before league play, however, as District 4-B competition doesn’t begin until Feb. 14.