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District 5A Championship Games: Roy/Mosquero Maxwell take District Championships

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Lady Demons traveled a tough road to get to the district championship game in Roy Friday night, February 24th,  but the first place Roy/Mosquero Ladies prevailed and kept the district title trophy.

It was defense that held the game scoreless for the first couple of minutes before Riley Clavel sunk a 3-pointer to start the scoring off.  The defenses kept the game tight but the Lady Longhorns defense held the Lady Demons at bay allowing them to only score six in the first quarter.

The second quarter saw Des Moines find the bucket from the field but struggle at the line making one of four shots at the line while Roy/Mosquero went better than 50% making five of eight free throws to help keep the lead going into half time.

The second half play saw both defenses tighten things up and put the pressure on with both teams keeping the point spread pretty even throughout the third quarter with neither team making more than 10 points.

Fourth quarter action saw Roy/Mosquero at the free throw line for 17 shots of which they sunk nine. Des Moines on the other hand went two of five at the line and fell short at the final buzzer,  taking the runner-up trophy back home.

Des Moines       6  12  10  9  37

Roy/Mosquero 13  16  9  11  49

Des Moines High Point

MaKenna Hittson  15  4 of 6 free throws

Free Throws 9 of 19 attempts

Roy/Mosquero High Point

Riley Clavel  21  5 of 8 free throws

Sherrie Ray 9  2 of 2 free throws

Free Throws 18 of 29 attempts

District 5A Champions Roy/Mosquero Lady Longhorns Back row Riley Clavel, Haley King, Kendall Smith, Bailey Smith, Mackenzie Lightfoot, Front Row Kassandra Velarde, Mya Vigil, Sherrie Ray

District 5A Champions Roy/Mosquero Lady Longhorns
Back row Riley Clavel, Haley King, Kendall Smith, Bailey Smith, Mackenzie Lightfoot,
Front Row Kassandra Velarde, Mya Vigil, Sherrie Ray

 

District 5A Girls Runner up Des Moines Lady Demons Nataya Archuleta, Allison Guerrero, Grace Hall, Felysse Montano, Paiton Owensby, Alexis Wingo, Amber Gonzales, Angie Lopez, Annalisa Miller, Makenna Hittson

District 5A Girls Runner up Des Moines Lady Demons
Nataya Archuleta, Allison Guerrero, Grace Hall, Felysse Montano, Paiton Owensby, Alexis Wingo, Amber Gonzales, Angie Lopez, Annalisa Miller, Makenna Hittson

 

Wow, break out the towel and wipe off the brow as this game between Springer and Maxwell started off fast and went by even faster as both teams burned up the floor racing back and forth, yet strong defenses kept both teams from running up the score in this championship game.

As the buzzer sounded ending the first quarter Springer lead the game that had several lead changes in the first half. When the buzzer sounded ending the first half Maxwell had taken the lead by six in part because of the six of six free throws the boys made at the line.

Second half action started out the same way but the lack of fouls in the first half changed the pace of the game in the second half as referees began calling the game more closely sending both teams to the free throw line several times. Maxwell took advantage of that making 15 of 21 free throws while Springer only put in 9 of 14 shots. Those shots helped Maxwell extend the lead in the fourth and come away with a 70-56 championship win.

Springer  17  9  15  14   56

Maxwell  14  18  18  20  70

Springer High Point

Bryon Romero 12  2 of 2 free throws

Estevan Romero 11  3 of 6 free throws

Isaiah Garcia 12  2 of 2 free throws

Free Throws 11 of 17

Maxwell High Point

Aaron Salazar 12  4 of 4 free throws

Kolton Riggs 18  5 of 5 free throws

Jeremy Archuleta 14  6 of 6 free throws

Andrew Archuleta 12  4 of 8 free throws

Free Throws 21  of 27 attempts

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Jeremy Archuleta and Zach Sanchez battle for the ball during the District 5A championship game in Maxwell Saturday evening.

 

Jacob Quintana drives the lane as Kolton Riggs gets the block Saturday evening in Maxwell during the District 5A championship game.

Jacob Quintana drives the lane as Kolton Riggs gets the block Saturday evening in Maxwell during the District 5A championship game.

 

Isaiah Garcia goes up for two of his 12 points during the District 5A championship game

Isaiah Garcia goes up for two of his 12 points during the District 5A championship game

 

The intensity of they championship game shows on the face of Andrew Archuleta as he drives the lane into Zach Sanchez Saturday evening in Maxwell.

The intensity of they championship game shows on the face of Andrew Archuleta as he drives the lane into Zach Sanchez Saturday evening in Maxwell.

 

District 5A runner-up Springer Red Devils Damien Blahback, Bryan Romero, Gabriel Garcia, Owen Burton, Zac Caldwell, Ryan Gallegos, Chris Casias, Cotton Shaw, Jose Urquijo, Chase Casias, Zach Sanchez, Isaiah Garcia, Estevan Romero, Jacob Quintana, Coach Johnny Chavez,

District 5A runner-up Springer Red Devils
Damien Blahback, Bryan Romero, Gabriel Garcia, Owen Burton, Zac Caldwell, Ryan Gallegos, Chris Casias, Cotton Shaw, Jose Urquijo, Chase Casias, Zach Sanchez, Isaiah Garcia, Estevan Romero, Jacob Quintana, Coach Johnny Chavez,

 

District 5A Champions Maxwell Bears Christian Smart, Daniel Garcia, Wesley Jeffery, Devon Cruz, Caden Floyd, Aaron Salazar, Andrew Archuleta, Carl Gonzales, Kolton Riggs, Kaden Riggs, Jeremy Archuleta, Ricci Molina

District 5A Champions Maxwell Bears
Christian Smart, Daniel Garcia, Wesley Jeffery, Devon Cruz, Caden Floyd, Aaron Salazar, Andrew Archuleta, Carl Gonzales, Kolton Riggs, Kaden Riggs, Jeremy Archuleta, Ricci Molina

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