• UNM drops Idaho St.
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico used a balanced scoring attack and a dominating rebounding performance Wednesday night to defeat Idaho State 65-41. A.J. Hardeman and Demetrius Walker scored nine points each for the Lobos (5-2) and Drew Gordon equaled a season-high with 13 rebounds and added eight points. Melvin Morgan scored 23 for Idaho State (1-5), but no other Bengal had more than five points. The Lobos outrebounded the Bengals 51-28, including a 22-9 on the offensive glass which led to a 26-8 advantage in second-chance points. That inside dominance also helped New Mexico outscore Idaho State 30-12 on points in the paint. Although the Lobos went just 12 for 24 from the free-throw line, the Bengals were just 2 for 4.
  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores
    Boys basketball Albuquerque High 62, Sandia 47 Bernalillo 77, Pojoaque 53 Eldorado 67, Valley 63 Hobbs 83, Midland, Texas 62 Hope Christian 65, Highland 55 La Cueva 50, Cibola 43 Manzano 46, Los Lunas 28 Pecos 52, Bosque School 43 Piedra Vista 73, Miyamura 55 Sandia Prep 55, Atrisco Heritage 41 St. Pius 49, Gallup 29 Volcano Vista 64, Del Norte 51 West Mesa 64, Rio Grande 51
  • State Notes 11-30-11
    Aggies fall short at home against Wildcats The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team’s upset bid fell short Tuesday night against the Arizona Wildcats. NMSU forward Wendell McKines had a career night for the Aggies, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Aggies fell to the Wildcats, 83-76 Tuesday at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces. Early in the contest, NMSU went up by eight points, but Arizona would come back to take a 44-40 lead at the half. NMSU would tie up the contest less than a minute into the second half and led briefly at 53-51, but Arizona (5-2) countered with a 21-9 run over nearly eight minutes to go up 72-62.
  • Ski Report 11-30-11
    Angel Fire 16-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 15. Enchanted Forest 12-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 60 percent of trails open. Pajarito Will open when conditions permit. Red River 20-24 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday. Sandia Peak 3-inch base. Opening scheduled for Dec. 17. Sipapu 16-20 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Saturday. Ski Apache
  • State Notes 11-27-11
    St. Mike’s, Lovington and Aztec win in football In baseball-like scoring contests, the St. Michael’s Horsemen and the Lovington Wildcats won in the Class 3A football semifinals and will advance to the state title game. That wasn’t the case in Saturday’s Class 4A semifinal, however, as the Aztec Tigers won a shootout over the Valencia Jaguars. The Tigers, the No. 2 seed in the 4A football playoffs, topped Valencia 47-41. They will face the top-seeded Goddard Rockets in the championship this weekend. The Rockets knocked off Artesia 28-10 to advance to the final. The game’s date and location hadn’t yet been announced by the New Mexico Activities Association.
  • State Notes 11-25-11
    Lobos fall in overtime to Santa Clara, 79-76
  • Fishing Report 11-25-11
    Northwest Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Flows continue to run high from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.
  • Northern N.M. falls big, 80-49
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Gaellan Bewernick posted his first career double-double and four Northern Arizona players scored in double figures in an 80-49 win over Northern New Mexico on Tuesday. Bewernick scored 14 points on 7 of 9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, which were both career highs. James Douglas scored 14 off the bench, Stallon Saldivar added 11 and Durrell Norman netted 10 points for the Lumberjacks (2-3), who have won back-to-back games after dropping their first three to begin the season. Daniel Molina and Mario Caetano each scored 10 points for the Eagles (0-1), who have lost 20 straight dating to last season.
  • Sundevils topped by Knights in The Pit
    The Española Valley Sundevil boys basketball team was knocked off by the Oñate Knights 48-46 in the Tip-Off Classic showcase Friday night in The Pit. Española Valley, the defending Class 4A champion, and Oñate, last year’s 5A champ, squared off in the prime time game of the Tip-Off Classic, which pits the top teams from around the state in contests to ring in the start of the hoops season in New Mexico. The event was hosted by the New Mexico Activities Association. Also at the Classic, Mora, the lone non-state champ invitee, upset Mesilla Valley Christian 58-37 in a boys contest while 4A girls champion Gallup upended 5A champ Mayfield 55-44.
  • State Notes 11-17-11
    Sundevils are in prime-time game of Tip-Off Classic