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Pecos Dominates!! Tiger Gym Saturday in District Play

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Pecos Panthers and Lady Panthers travelled up to Raton and not just won the games they played but simply dominated the court showing why they are such a power house in AAA basketball.

JV Girls 

This game started out with the Lady Panthers completely dominating the court and holding Raton scoreless in the first quarter and to only six in the second. When it was all said and done the final score was 49-12. The Lady Panthers pressed and stole their way to a Raton scoreless quarter and then continued the pressure into the second and third quarters. Not only that what Raton did manage to put up just wouldn’t go in.

Pecos 25  16  8  9  49

Raton  0     6  3  3  12

JV Boys

The JV boys game Wasn’t much better as the Panthers held the boys to only 16 points in the first half of play. The Panthers also stole and pressed their way into the points lead. The JV boys also worked the ball inside where they almost never missed from close in. They also exhibited speed and aggressive defense to spoil what little Raton could even get down court.

Pecos  24  22  8  13  67

Raton   8    0   4   3  15

Varsity Girls

The only game to even stay close was the varsity girls game where Raton managed to keep the point spread within reason. The Lady Panther defense however pressed their way to stolen balls and points on the turnovers while the Raton defense was effective at times just couldn’t hold the Lady Panthers at bay allowing double digit quarters the entire game. Raton’s Estrella Vargas had a great night at the free throw line making 11 of 12 shots which is one of the best showings for Raton in several games with Raton as a team going 13 of 15 free throws.

Pecos  14  19  11  20  64

Raton    8  14   8  11  41

Pecos High Point 

Cassaundra Muller  23  5 of 7 free throws

Megan Armijo 10  3 of 6 free throws

Free throws 18 of 32 attempts

Raton High Point

Estrella Vargas 21  11 of 12 free throws

Free Throws 13 of 15 attempts

Varsity Boys

The varsity boys game went much like the JV boys with Pecos simply dominating the court with pressure, steals and they too worked the ball inside where they missed very few shots. Pecos also managed the boards coming down with the rebounds that prevented Raton from putting the missed shots back up. The pressure started from the get go and allowed Pecos to hold Raton to only 10 points in the first quarter and six in the second while they found the bucket for 50 points by halftime.

Pecos  27  23  17  14  83

Raton  10   6     9  14  39

Pecos High Point

Carlos Cordova 17 1 of 2 free throws

Mario Archuleta 14  3 of 4 free throws

Free throws 12 of 23 attempts

Raton High Point

Jesse Espinoza 11  3  3-pointers

Austin Jones 10  2 of 3 free throws

Free throws 5 of 7 attempts

Mariah Saenz (12) drives down the lane only to be met by Sativa Herrera and Mikayla Gonzales. Herrera stole the ball as Pecos did many times in the game Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym

Mariah Saenz (12) drives down the lane only to be met by Sativa Herrera and Mikayla Gonzales. Herrera stole the ball as Pecos did many times in the game Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym

 

McKenna Valdez and Mikayla Gonzales struggle for the ball fortunately the refs called it a tie ball.

McKenna Valdez and Mikayla Gonzales struggle for the ball fortunately the refs called it a tie ball.

 

Montana Trujillo and Joselyn Tapia meet on the floor for the ball during the JV game in Tiger Gym Saturday afternoon

Montana Trujillo and Joselyn Tapia meet on the floor for the ball during the JV game in Tiger Gym Saturday afternoon

 

Darien Lewis (22) drives the lane as Devin Gonzales (20) gets a hand on him to draw the foul Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym. It was one of the few times Raton made it to the basket in the game.

Darien Lewis (22) drives the lane as Devin Gonzales (20) gets a hand on him to draw the foul Saturday afternoon in Tiger Gym. It was one of the few times Raton made it to the basket in the game.

 

Austin Jones goes for the shot Saturday evening in Tiger Gym, one of the few shots he was allowed to take as the Pecos defense readily showed why they are 17-0.

Austin Jones goes for the shot Saturday evening in Tiger Gym, one of the few shots he was allowed to take as the Pecos defense readily showed why they are 17-0.

 

Jonathan Cabriales tries the shot as Joshua DeHerrera goes in for the block during the varsity game in Tiger Gym on Saturday evening.

Jonathan Cabriales tries the shot as Joshua DeHerrera goes in for the block during the varsity game in Tiger Gym on Saturday evening.

 

Austin Jones once again goes up for the shot as Mario Archuleta goes for the block Saturday evening in Tiger Gym

Austin Jones once again goes up for the shot as Mario Archuleta goes for the block Saturday evening in Tiger Gym

 

Jesse Espinoza takes a 3-point shot, Espinoza put in three 3-pointers for the Tigers Saturday evening.

Jesse Espinoza takes a 3-point shot, Espinoza put in three 3-pointers for the Tigers Saturday evening.

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