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Pecos Dominates District Games

By Marty Mayfield

KRTN Multi-Media

The Raton varsity girls took to the court on Saturday, January 20th as one of four district games at Tiger gym including the JVs. The Lady Tigers did a good job handling the Lady Panthers taking the lead for most of the first quarter before a very aggressive team woke up and began putting the pressure on to disrupt the Raton rhythm. Down by three the Lady Tigers continued to battle but and stay close going into half time down by six.

The third quarter was the Lady Tiger’s undoing as Pecos put on the pressure and a very aggressive style of play forced the turnovers and missed shots. Pecos outscored Raton 22 to seven in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. The Lady Panthers continued to force the turnovers which often times resulted in points. At the final buzzer it was Pecos 70 to 45.

Pecos  18  14  22  16 70

Raton  15  11   7   12  45

Pecos High Point

Trinity Herrera 16  4 of 9 free throws

Destiny Romero 10  2 of 2 free throws

Cassie Muller  21  3 of 6 free throws

Free Throws 20 of 36 attempts

Raton High Point 

Camryn Mileta 9  3 of 5 free throws

Andie Ortega 12

Kerrigan Weese 8  0 for 1 free throws

Free throws 6 of 9 attempts

The varsity boys game went much like the JV boys game did with Pecos playing an aggressive style of ball putting the pressure on early. Pecos forced several turnovers and held Raton at bay allowing only six points to their 26 in the first quarter.  Pecos continued their style of play into the second quarter again forcing turnovers and keeping Raton from shooting the good shots.

Raton scored double digits in the third quarter but found it tough to even get to the bucket in the fourth with Darien Lewis scoring the only two points of the quarter on a short turn around jumper in front of the goal. At the buzzer it was a 76 to 28 win for Pecos who continues their dominance in 3A basketball.

Pecos  26  15  16  19  76

Raton    6    8   11   2   28

Pecos High Point

Mario Archuleta  19    3 of 4 free throws

Xavier Padilla 12        3 of 5 free throws

Ismael Villegas  10

Free Throws 10 of 16 attempts

Raton High Point

Richie Acevedo  8

Nathaniel Tarbox  8

Free throws 0 of 4 attempts

The JV girls took to the court first Saturday afternoon and had the best game of the day for Raton as they came from behind and ended the game down by one.

The Lady Tigers trailed all the of the game at times by as much as 12 points but they continued to work at and in the fourth quarter began to close the gap on the Lady Panthers. With a little pressure and some good shooting it came down to the end as the last shot up brought Raton to within one. The final buzzer sounded to end the game as ball was airborne but fell short had the shot made it in Raton would have won the game.

Pecos 41

Raton 40

The JV Boys game was a totally different game as Pecos put the press on to begin the game and didn’t let Raton past half court for the first two minutes of the first quarter. By the end of the first quarter it was a 25-4 ball game, a shell shocked Raton JV team never could recover and ended the game 69-31.

Pecos 69

Raton 31

Neveah Ortiz gets tied up in the crowd as she tried to go up for the shot, Savanah Ortiz (44) got both hands on the ball.

Neveah Ortiz gets tied up in the crowd as she tried to go up for the shot, Savanah Ortiz (44) got both hands on the ball.

 

Dominique Salinas (34) goes up with Ginger Baird (0) as she drives the lane for the shot during the district game with Pecos Saturday afternoon.

Dominique Salinas (34) goes up with Ginger Baird (0) as she drives the lane for the shot during the district game with Pecos Saturday afternoon.

 

Raton's John Ware meets up with Devin Gonzales and Juan Varela as he tries to go for the basket during the district game in Raton Saturday evening.

Raton’s John Ware meets up with Devin Gonzales and Juan Varela as he tries to go for the basket during the district game in Raton Saturday evening.

 

Halle Medina goes for the rebound as Trinity Herrera gets a finger on the ball to disrupt the rebound during the varsity district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Halle Medina goes for the rebound as Trinity Herrera gets a finger on the ball to disrupt the rebound during the varsity district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Jadyn Walton and Faith Flores struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Jadyn Walton and Faith Flores struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Sydni Silva and Faith Flores go to the floor in the struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

Sydni Silva and Faith Flores go to the floor in the struggle for the ball during the district game in Tiger Gym Saturday evening.

 

Andie Ortega drives the baseline trying to get around Reyna Perez as the girls struggle late in the game to get inside for the shot.

Andie Ortega drives the baseline trying to get around Reyna Perez as the girls struggle late in the game to get inside for the shot.

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