One basket shy of a win
The Warriors were a little short-handed when they faced Hot Springs, which resulted in coming up just shy of the “W” as they lost by one 66 – 67 against Hot Springs. Matthew Jojola would score the first goal from the line after he was fouled. Gibo Padilla and Sean Moore each drained three pointers to take the lead 7 – 4. Zeb Esquivel would tap in another two. Dennis Woods increased the lead 15 – 7 Socorro.
In the second quarter, Welty hit for two, and Moore and Armijo added two more points respectively. Gene Jaramillo converted for two. Padilla delivered a one-handed shot, in addition to a long bomb from Woods. Hot Springs brought the score to 31-30, Socorro up by one at the half.
In the third quarter, Jojola quicklyadded four more points to the score. Jaramillo chipped in two more points. A Padilla drive and Woods’ three would end the quarter with the Warriors still up by two, 45 – 43.
Esquivel opened up the final quarter with a full court drive that put him on the line for two. He made one bucket that tied the score at 45 all. Moore was fouled by Koch as he attempted a jumper at the free throw mark, and hit one of two on the line. Woods’ and Jojola’s steals added three more as Woods’ was fouled and made one from the line. Esquivel posted another two on the board to tie the game at 62. Woods made one last three-pointer to get them within one. The final score 66-67.