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  • Lobos survive a scare vs. Bulldogs
     FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — With his team trailing by double digits at halftime, New Mexico coach Steve Alford could have tried to make some major adjustments. Instead, he told the Lobos to play the way they usually do. Kendall Williams scored 13 points, capped by an emphatic dunk just before the final buzzer, and No. 19 New Mexico overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat Fresno State’s Bulldogs 54-48 on Wednesday night. “It was just our guys,” Alford said. “They got the job done. When you’re down 11 at the half on the road and then play the way we played in the second half, it was outstanding. These guys, they just find a way. You shoot 37 percent and still get a road win.” Alex Kirk had 10 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the Lobos (21-4, 8-2 Mountain West Conference). Tony Snell also scored 10, and his 18-foot leaner with 20 seconds left sealed the victory as New Mexico remained a half-game ahead of second-place Colorado State in the conference standings. Kevin Olekaibe led Fresno State (8-15, 2-8) with 11 points, while Kevin Foster had 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Foster scored all his points in the first half. The Bulldogs scored only three points, on Olekaibe’s 3-pointer, in the final 10:08.
  • State Notes 02-13-13
    Aggies travel for two WAC games
  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores 02-13-13
     Boys basketball   Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 52 Capital 60, Espanola Valley 58, OT Cleveland 68, Rio Rancho 62 Clovis 73, Carlsbad 59 Coronado 47, East Mountain 42 Deming 59, Centennial High School 49 Dexter 93, Loving 40 Evangel Christian 60, Graceway Christian 49 Floyd 40, Tatum 38 Gallup 74, Belen 54 Hagerman 95, Cloudcroft 60 Las Cruces 66, Onate 45 Los Lunas 64, Grants 49 Lovington 56, Portales 55 Magdalena 81, Alamo-Navajo 17 Mesilla Valley Christian 70, Hatch Valley 26 Miyamura 42, Valencia 32 Mora 62, Santa Fe Prep 55 Moriarty 62, Del Norte 46 NMMI 75, Eunice 48 Pecos 77, Penasco 55 Roswell 67, Artesia 56 Santa Fe 72, Los Alamos 41 Santa Fe Waldorf School 54, NMSD 26 Santa Teresa 44, Chaparral 33 Shiprock 55, Wingate 47 St. Pius 65, Albuquerque Academy 44 Texico 80, Melrose 51 Valley 70, Albuquerque High 62 Volcano Vista 44, Cibola 38   Girls basketball   Cloudcroft 56, Hagerman 48 Clovis 65, Carlsbad 29 Coronado 46, East Mountain 35
  • Angel Fire shovel race winner clocks better than 67 mph
     ANGEL FIRE – Hundreds of spectators and daredevils converged on the slopes of Angel Fire Resort last weekend for the Angel Fire Shovel Race Championships.   The annual challenge has competitors sitting on the scoop of a standard aluminum snow shovel, handle pointed downhill and race to the finish line time-trial style. Each rider gets two shots to clock the fastest time down the front of the Angel Fire ski mountain. Top speeds regularly exceed 60 miles per hour.  “Shovel racing began as a simple contest here in the 1970s when our lift operators would ride their shovels down the mountain at the end of their shifts,” said Andy Whitacre of Angel Fire Resort. “It has since grown into a crazy competition on the mountain that includes speed suits, costumes and radar guns. No year is ever the same, as competitors always try and outdo each other every season.” The organized competition has been held for more than 30 years at Angel Fire Resort. The event has even been featured by national news outlets including ESPN, ABC Sports, MTV and The Travel Channel.
  • NM prep basketball scores from Saturday games
      Boys Basketball Bernalillo 65, Los Alamos 49 Cliff 69, Hot Springs 34 Espanola Valley 47, Santa Fe 44 Menaul 66, Alamo-Navajo 27 Pecos 75, Dulce 39 Piedra Vista 72, Kirtland Central 68 Pojoaque 77, Raton 63 Robertson 59, West Las Vegas 52 Sandia Prep 51, St. Michael's 40 Santa Fe Prep 68, Monte del Sol 59 Santa Rosa 55, Tucumcari 46 Tatum 58, Eunice 57  
  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores
      Boys Basketball Albuquerque Academy 29, Del Norte 25 Albuquerque High 66, Highland 39 Carlsbad 61, Artesia 57, OT Cibola 59, Rio Rancho 57 Cleveland 60, Volcano Vista 57 Cliff 94, Reserve 59 Clovis 61, Hobbs 59 Dexter 58, NMMI 22 Dora 67, Tatum 52 Evangel Christian 38, Santa Fe Waldorf School 35 Hot Springs 53, Hatch Valley 43 Las Cruces 63, Alamogordo 53 Magdalena 63, Desert Academy 31
  • Renegades return to LA
     For the second year in a row, the New Mexico Renegades ice hockey team will venture up to Los Alamos for an outdoor contest. The Renegades, a Junior A team who play their home contests in Rio Rancho, are a member of the Western States Hockey League. The event is dubbed the Winter Class Fusion Series 2. Saturday, the Renegades will face the Wichita Thunder at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. Pregame starts at 4 p.m. and game time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Last February, New Mexico hosted the Cheyenne Stampede in the first ever official outdoor game in WSHL history — the league was founded in 1994. The event was a successful one and New Mexico elected to make a return trip this season. The upcoming game is the second of a 3-game series between New Mexico and Wichita, who face off tonight and Sunday in Rio Rancho. This is the fourth year of existence for the Renegades, who are being guided this year by new head coach Mike Stanaway. Stanaway has led the team to a 12-19-0 record so far, which places them fifth in the six-team Mountain Division, 45 points behind the El Paso Rhinos, who are running away with the division crown. In the 2012-13 season, the Renegades have been paced offensively by Dakota Beaulieu. Beaulieu has tallied 22 goals and 9 assists on the season.
  • Fishing Report 02-08-13
    Northwest
  • Ski Report 02-08-13
     Angel Fire 29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open. Enchanted Forest Conditions not reported. Pajarito\ 20-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 32 trails and 3 lifts open. Red River 40-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open. Sandia Peak 16-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 3 trails and 2 lifts open. Sipapu 34-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open. Ski Apache 28-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. 22 trails and 7 lifts open. Ski Santa Fe 43-inch base of powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open. Taos 45-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 110 trails and 14 lifts open. Valles Caldera  4-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open.
  • Lobos cruise to a win over Air Force
    Alex Kirk was among three University of New Mexico Lobos to drop in a team-high 14 points in a Mountain West Conference win Wednesday. Kirk, Cameron Bairstow and Tony Snell each finished with 14 points as the Lobos earned a decisive win in The Pit. The Lobos (20-3 overall, 7-1 in Mountain West) only trailed briefly in the first half, but outscored the Air Force Falcons 42-29 in the first 20 minutes and cruised to an 81-58 win. The Falcons (14-7, 5-3) actually had a chance going into the game to earn a share of the Mountain West lead, but the Lobos’ balanced offensive attack was too much for them to handle. The Lobos had five players post double-figures Wednesday. Hugh Greenwood and Kendall Williams combined for 24 points on the night as UNM shot 48.1 percent from the floor. Lobo coach Steve Alford, whose team is ranked No. 15 in the nation, said he likes what he’s seen out of the Lobos but knows there is still a lot of basketball left to play.