AREA PREP ROUNDUP: Dora goes overtime for victory

CMI staff

JEMEZ PUEBLO — Facing a team which had lost only once all season on its home court, the Dora Lady Coyotes found a way Friday night.

Despite losing four starters to fouls, Dora outscored the Lady Warriors 13-10 in overtime and escaped with a 75-72 round-of-16 state tournament victory, advancing to a 3 p.m. quarterfinal game against top-seeded District 8-1A rival Tatum on Tuesday at Bernalillo H.S.

Senior Taylor Dillard scored 19 points to lead three Lady Coyotes in double figures. Dora (15-13), seeded ninth in the 16-team field, shot 32-of-44 from the free throw line and got two free throws from eighth-grader Jaedin Paxon to take the lead for good in the OT.

The Lady Warriors (25-3) were led by 23 points from Monique Yepa and 20 from Janae Henderson.

Melrose 61, Cimarron 49 — At Melrose, the third-seeded Lady Buffs (18-10) got 21 points from freshman Reagan Carthel to hold off the Lady Blue Jays.

Melrose (18-10) will face sixth-seeded Floyd (19-8) in a 4:45 p.m. quarterfinal on Tuesday at Bernalillo.

The Lady Buffs led all the way, but saw Cimarron (13-12) pull to within two points in the third quarter before eventually building a 16-points lead. Jessie Pittman (21) and Selina Rael (19) did most of Cimarron’s damage.

Floyd 49, Hagerman 42 — At Floyd, the Lady Broncos (19-8) erased a three-point halftime deficit to turn back the Lady Bobcats.

Senior guard Tabitha Ornelas scored 20 points and junior guard Jasmine Gomez added 15 for the Lady Broncos, who converted 15-of-20 free throws. Taylor Hamill led all scorers with 27 points for 11th-seeded Hagerman (17-11).

Magdalena 43, Fort Sumner 26 — At Magdalena, the fourth-seeded Lady Steers used a 17-5 run in the second quarter to open some breathing room in their victory over the Vixens

Breann Baca had 17 points for Magdalena (25-3). Fort Sumner (10-17) got 10 points from McKayla Landreth and nine from Angelica Torres.

Texico 63, Santa Fe Prep 31 — At Texico, the Class 2A top-seeded Lady Wolverines rolled to a 27-point halftime lead and cruised past the Blue Griffins.

Sophomore Brianna Reyna scored 20 points for Texico (18-7), while four others had eight points. Santa Fe Prep (16-11) got 14 points from Alexis Mundt and 10 from Joy Marion.

AREA PREP SUMMARIES
Girls
State round of 16
Class 2A
Texico 63, Santa Fe Prep 31
Santa Fe Prep (16-11) — Joy Maron 10, Desirey Anderson 5, Alexis Mundt 14, Gressia Burrola 2. Totals 13 4-8 31.
Texico (18-7) — Jaden Stephens 3, Shelbu Vanatta 8, Sarah Daniels 2, Jasmine Gannon 8, Chasity Sharp 4, Aubrey Wren 8, Chayanne Scarbrough 8, Brianna Reyna 20, Halee Prather 2. Totals 28 4-7 63.
SF Prep    11    4    4    12    —    31
Texico    23    19    16    5    —    63
3-pointers — Santa Fe Prep, Anderson. Texico, Reyna 2, Stephens.

Class 1A
Melrose 61, Cimarron 49
Cimarron (13-12) — Selina Rael 19, Janette Arguello 2, Gentry Haukebo 5, Amy Gonzales 2, Jessie Pittman 21. Totals 19 9-17 49.
Melrose (18-10) — Reagan Carthel 21, Ember Woods 7, Taylor Bostwick 13, Caley Barnard 10, Cailey Payne 9, Lynnae Allen 1. Totals 21 11-14 61.
Cimarron    8    15    16    10    —    49
Melrose    18    15    9    19    —    61
3-pointers — Cimarron, Pittman, Rael. Melrose, Payne 3, Bostwick 2, Carthel 2, Woods.

Floyd 49, Hagerman 42
Hagerman (17-11) — Taylor Hamill 27, Hannah Hamill 8, Jessia Rodriguez 2, Jamie Warf 3, Lori Gossett 2. Totals 15 12-17 42.
Floyd (19-8) — Tabitha Ornelas  20, Lyzette Belloc 4, Taryn Lee 4, Tessa Nall 4, Jasmine Gomez 15, Niery Mendoza 2. Totals 17 15-20 49.
Hagerman    9    13    8    12    —    42
Floyd    11    8    12    18    —    49
3-pointers — none.

Dora 75, Jemez Valley 72
Dora (15-13) — Micaah Pallares 10, Lindsey Lee 3, Daelynn Lee 8, Marty Teston 1, Kaly Cone 5, Shaelei Payne 10, Tia Urioste 15, Taylor Dillard 19, Jaedin Paxon 4. Totals 21 32-44 75.
Jemez Valley (21-8) — Janae Henderson 20, Monique Chavez 1, Kateri Gachupin 3, Marissa Garcia 6, Elauteria Patino 4, Monique Yepa 23, Kailey Fragua 3, Jasmine Chosa 11, Kayleen Romero 1. Totals 20 26-48 72.
Dora    14    11    26    11    13    —    75
Jemez Valley    8    12    15    27    10    —    72
3-pointers — Dora, L. Lee. Jemez Valley, Yepa 5, Gachupin.

Magdalena 43, Fort Sumner 26
Fort Sumner (10-17) — Kurstin Webb 6, McKayla Landreth 10, Ariana Lucero 1, Angelica Torres 9. Totals 11 4-9 26.
Magdalena (25-3) — Kadie Kiehne 4, Jaydin Stephens 2, Danielle Gordon 2, Ashley Tafoya 12, Lanique Apachito 5, Breann Baca 17, Shia Mexicano 1. Totals 18 6-15 43.
Fort Sumner    7    5    8    6    —    26
Magdalena    11    17    4    11    —    43
3-pointers — Fort Sumner, none. Magdalena, Apachito.

District 2-B tournament
Championship
Elida 56, Grady 40
Grady (11-12) — Josy Sepulveda 5, Kyeli Stowe 9, Sage Starbuck 3, Hailey Edwards 5, Avery Jones 6, Jordyn Stowe 12. Totals 14 7-10 40.
Elida (17-8) — Kayla Summers 2, Marily Varela 13, Madi Haley 2, Hunter Haley 12, Kaylen Jasso 21, Lauren Stone 6. Totals 25 4-13 56.
Grady    7    8    10    15    —    40
Elida    14    14    10    18    —    58
3-pointers — Grady, J. Stowe 2, Edwards, Starbuck, K. Stowe. Elida, Varela 2.

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