Area boys state round-of-16 capsules — March 8

(Seeds in parentheses)
CLASS 1A
(13) Capitan at (4) Dora
When: 6 p.m. today
Records: Capitan 10-10, Dora 23-4
Head-to-head: Teams haven’t met this season.
Winner: Advances to quarterfinal game at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Bernaillo H.S. against either fifth-seeded Escalante (21-3) or No. 12 Floyd (15-12), who play tonight at Escalante.
Of note: The Coyotes are unbeaten at home this season (11-0). Meantime, this will be just the eighth road game for the Tigers (4-3). … Dylan Privett, a 6-4 senior center, averages a double-double for Dora (22.9 ppg, 11.5 rpg) and also blocks 2.3 shots per contest. Capitan’s top player is senior co-captain Jake LaMay at 22.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 1.8 bpg. … The teams have two common opponents. Capitan is 1-3 against Hondo and 0-2 against Class 1A No. 3 Hagerman; Dora edged Hondo 51-49 in December and has lost twice to the Bobcats in relatively close games.

(12) Floyd at (5) Escalante
When: 5 p.m. today
Records: Floyd 15-12, Escalante 21-3
Head-to-head: Teams haven’t met this season.
Winner: Advances to quarterfinal game at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday at Bernaillo H.S. against the Dora-Capitan winner.
Of note: Escalante is unbeaten at home (10-0), while the Broncos have played well on the road (8-6). … For the Lobos, 6-1 senior C Norman Salazar averages 13.1 ppg. … Escalante’s losses are to Class 2A state qualifiers Santa Fe APrep, Dulce and Penasco, but they’ve also beaten Dulce twice and Penasco once, and come in on 15-game winning streak.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner

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