Portales boys bounced at state

ALBUQUERQUE — Jordan Romero scored 20 points and St. Michael’s jumped out to an early lead and was never challenged in a 53-36 win over Portales in a Class 3A boys state semifinal game Friday at The Pit.

Marcus Slocum led Portales with 16 points and Nick Bliss added six.

St. Michael’s plays Hope Christian in Saturday’s title game.

Freedom New Mexico reporter Kevin Wilson is working on a game story, which will be posted at varsitynow.com later.