Recently in Socorro County sports
The Magdalena girls basketball team improved to 4-1 in District 2-1A after taking care of To’hajiilee on Feb. 1, 69-24. The Steers led 30-15 at halftime then outscored the Lady Warriors 20-4 in the third quarter to take a commanding 50-19 lead.
Wally Sanchez’s team has now won seven of its last eight games and sits alone in second place in the league, just one game behind Jemez Valley. Mag, 12-5 overall this season, will play host to 1-12 Desert Academy on Friday. The Steers beat the Wildcats 55-10 on Jan. 18.
Also in girls basketball, Quemado suffered a 73-12 loss at the hands of state powerhouse Cliff on Feb. 2. The Eagles are now 6-13 on the season and will be looking for their first win since Jan. 18 when they travel to Hondo to play the Eagles on Feb. 9. The ladies open up District 4-B at Carrizozo on Feb. 14.
The Quemado boys also suffered a tough loss to Cliff on Feb. 2, 100-75. The Eagles fell to 12-7 on the season, but they’ve won five out of their last seven games. Quemado will open up district play on Feb. 14 at Carrizozo as well.
The Alamo Navajo boys are coming off a 79-48 loss to Foothill and will be looking for a win against Mountainair on Friday at home. The Mustangs beat the Cougars 64-39 on Jan. 18. Alamo Navajo will play host to Menaul Feb. 9, then travel to Magdalena on Feb. 12.
The Cougars girls, who are coming off a loss to district frontrunner Jemez Valley, will also play host to Mountainair and Menaul on Feb. 8 and 9, respectively. Alamo Navajo’s current record is listed at 4-12 overall and 0-3 in District 2-1A on www.maxpreps.com.