Matt Huffhines had another monster game, scoring 30 points to lead the Scorpions past the Tigers 66-57 on Saturday night.
"The kids played really well and were focused on our game," said FHS head coach Paul Corley. "I'm happy for the kids. Winning the regular season district title wasn't really our goal heading into the season but it's a nice bonus."
Kyle Reynolds scored 11 points off the bench and Josh Miller-Castillo added 10 for FHS in the victory as the Scorpions' crowd helped push the team toward victory.
"I'd like to thank my parents and the crowd for coming out to support us tonight," Corley said. "I'm just happy to be a part of a school with such great support."
The Scorpions will host the district tournament title game on Saturday. While Aztec travel to Piedra Vista as the No. 4 seed on Tuesday.
Kirtland Central 66, Piedra Vista 52
The Broncos picked up a critical district victory, defeating the Panthers on Saturday night at Bronco Arena.
"I really think this is a big win for us," said Kirtland Central head coach John Zecca. "We mixed things up defensively and made some adjustments and the goal was to take care of the ball better and we did. My guards have been scrutinized by me and they stepped up. We had a great crowd that was really behind us."
Christian Mackey led the Broncos with 29 points and 22 rebounds.
Bud Willie also added 12 points and Johnnie Johnson scored 10 in the win.
Jake Armijo and Ty Jaquez scored 13 points apiece for the Panthers in the loss.
The game was a homecoming for PV first-year head coach Adam Huff who was a part of two state title teams for the Broncos during his playing days, and he said it was nice to go back to a place with so many memories.
"It was fun," Huff said. "There were banners up and a couple caught my eye. One said 'Welcome home' and another said 'Huff bleeds purple.' It was great to have support."
The win puts Kirtland Central (11-14, 3-3 District 1-4A) in a tie with Piedra Vista (13-13, 3-3) for second place in the district standings.
The Broncos will get the No. 2 seed in the district tournament as a result of the point differential in the games played between the two schools. The teams split the regular season matchups with PV winning at home 72-68 on Feb. 9.
"I thought it was very important to get those extra days off," Zecca said.
PV is the No. 3 seed and will host Aztec on Tuesday night.
"Aztec's playing well, but it helps to be at home," Huff said. "It will really depends on how the kids prepare. We're still going for that district title."
Shiprock 63, Wingate 28
The Chieftains closed out their district schedule with another dominant performance, winning at Wingate.
"The kids did an awesome job tonight," said Shiprock head coach Chester H. Atcitty Jr.
Justin Begay and Hiram Gleason topped the Chieftains (21-5, 6-0 District 1-3A) with 21 points each in the victory.
The Chieftains will wait until Saturday to host the district tournament title game before preparing for the state tournament.
"It's nice host it," Atcitty said. "We just want to go out and entertain our fans."
Bloomfield 37, Thoreau 34
The Bobcats fought back down late in the fourth quarter to pick up a home win against Thoreau.
"They worked hard all year," said Bloomfield head coach Devon Manning of his team. "One thing we can take away from this game is the last four minutes. We got down six or seven and were able to comeback."
Michael Crockett led the Bobcats (10-16, 4-2 District 1-3A) with 13 points, and Dustin Dugger chipped in nine.
The Bobcats will head into the district tournament as the No. 2 seed and will face the winner of Wingate and Thoreau on Thursday at home. Bloomfield defeated the Bears and Hawks twice apiece this season.
"It's going to be a tough game, and we're going to have to play top notch," Manning said. "It's hard to beat a team three times in a season."