The night essentially started with Dezirae Armijo on the free-throw line. And it ended that way, too.
It wasn’t so much that the Quemado boys basketball team regressed. It was that Magdalena progressed, hardened by rough-and-tumble games throughout the year, including a pair of affairs against ranked opponent Shiprock.
This far into the prep basketball season, there aren't any more shape-shifters. It's pretty evident who is who, as teams have, for the most part, cemented their identities. What follows is a midseason report card of the teams in and around Socorro County.
It was prep basketball’s equivalent of death by lethal injection.
Know that old saying about sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you?
Van Romero's tongue-in-cheek comment got me thinking.
It was Pizzazz vs. Patience, two warring styles involved in a culture clash of epic proportions in an ear-splitting environment.
With four minutes and change left in Saturday’s game, Amanda Saenz drove the lane, put a nifty spin move on a West Las Vegas defender and then proceeded to miss a wide-open layup.
Once upon a time, the Magdalena boys basketball team's rivalry with Quemado meant something — and not necessarily something good.
If it seems Lawrence Baca is a bottomless pit, so be it.
This isn’t the Pollyanna Times.
This also isn’t the Pessimist Times.
In the wake of the spat El Defensor Chieftain finds itself involved in with Socorro girls basketball coach Marleen Greenwood, it is important to convey those two sentiments.
Estancia's top gun was shooting blanks.