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Tigers Take Win Over Panthers Tuesday

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

After a dismal game against Tucumcari that saw a scoreless first half by the Tigers (final 54-13), Raton came on strong in the second half to redeem their previous misfortune and put a mark in the win column over the Peñasco Panthers Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

The JV team also made amends as they came out with a win over the Panthers in strong fourth quarter finish Tuesday evening. Raton took the early lead and kept moving forward outscoring Peñasco in three of the four quarters to take a 70-38 win.

Raton's Reyes Aragon gets caught in the squeeze as Jerome Lopez(23) and Angelo Sanchez(32) move in to steal the ball during the JV game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

Raton’s Reyes Aragon gets caught in the squeeze as Jerome Lopez(23) and Angelo Sanchez(32) move in to steal the ball during the JV game Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

The varsity team however started out a little slower keeping the game close in the first half and going into the locker room at half down by two. Third quarter action however Raton outscore Peñasco two to one as they put in 34 points to the Panthers 17. Aden Vanderwater put in 11 while Gabe Martinez knocked down eight.

The fourth quarter however went the other way with Peñasco outscoring Raton 19-10 to tighten up the score before the final buzzer sounded.

Peñasco  17  22  17  19  75

Raton       15  22  34  10  81

Peñasco High Point

Billy Rodarte 15 6 of 10 Free Throws

Matt Lopez 22  7 of 12 Free Throws

Elijah Lucero 14  6 of 6 Free Throws

Ernesto Lopez 10 0-1 Free Throws

21 of 38 Free Throws

Raton High Point

Aden Vanderwater 21  5 of 6 Free Throws

Nathaniel Tarbox 12

Dustin Segura 13  4 of 10 Free Throws

Ismael Tafoya 12  5 of 7 Free Throws

18 of 33 Free Throws

Ismael Tafoya Takes one on the head from Jude Encinias Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

Ismael Tafoya Takes one on the head from Jude Encinias Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym.

 

Aden Vanderwater goes in for the easy shot and two of his 21 points on the evening against Peñasco Tuesday evening.

Aden Vanderwater goes in for the easy shot and two of his 21 points on the evening against Peñasco Tuesday evening.

 

Dustin Segura and Juaquine Fernandez tangle as Segura goes for the layup Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym against Peñasco

Dustin Segura and Juaquine Fernandez tangle as Segura goes for the layup Tuesday evening in Tiger Gym against Peñasco

 

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