Bloomfield 66, Cortez 22

FARMINGTON — Bloomfield took an early lead against the squad from Montezuma-Cortez and kept going for a 66-22 win.
Slow but steady gains by Cortez added too few points to counter Bloomfield’s effective offense.
“We’re shooting the ball really well,” coach Thomas Adair said Wednesday.
Adair said Bloomfield took an early lead. By the end of the second quarter, the score was 34-10, and Bloomfield lead by 46-18 at the end of the third.
Senior Sierra Ortiz was the leading scorer with 14 points, and sophomore Halle Payne contributed 13 points.
The team now braces for a match against Piedra Vista High Thursday on PV’s home court. The game starts at 7 p.m.
While they don’t have the home-court advantage, the Bobcats are no stranger to Piedra Vista’s style of play. Bloomfield beat PV 48-41 during the recent Jerry Richardson Memorial tournament in Shiprock, Adair said.
Bloomfield went on the take that tourney’s title when it got some key defensive stops in the final minutes to beat District 1-5A foe Farmington, 42-38.

Kirtland Central 45, Santa Fe 44
Santa Fe lost a nailbiter to the Lady Broncos on the Demons’ home court Tuesday. No box score was available.

Statewide scores:
Branson/Kim, Colo., 49, Des Moines 34
Carlsbad 49, Roswell 24
Clayton 57, Raton 36
Cloudcroft 53, Capitan 36
Clovis 42, Lubbock, Texas, 27
Cobre 45, Santa Teresa 32
Coronado 63, Cuba 46
Dora 51, Clovis Christian 27
Dulce 62, Crownpoint 57
Espanola Valley 37, Valencia 36, OT
Eunice 43, Tatum 27
Hatch Valley 45, Gadsden 33
Hope Christian 65, Los Alamos 35
Las Cruces 59, Deming 21
Moriarty 56, Capital 34
Portales 62, West Las Vegas 42
Rehoboth 46, Tierra Encantada 35
Silver 51, Alamogordo 33
Tularosa 45, Ruidoso 38

Kirtland Central 60, Durango, Colo., 39

The Broncos started fast against the Demons, outscoring Durango by a two-to-one margin by the end of the first quarter.
The Demons never overcame that 14- to 7-point deficit, ending the half at a 31-18 disadvantage. Kirtland poured it on in the third with 22 points to Durango’s 12. The fourth quarter was more low key scoring wise, with 7 points earned by the Broncos and 9 by Durango.

Piedra Vista 40, Shiprock 37
Shiprock led Piedra Vista 22-20 at the half of a tightly contested contest, according to the team’s Twitter account. The coach could not be reached for comment. The Panthers will face off against Aztec at Aztec High School at 7 p.m. Thursday for the Tigers’ first home game. Admission is free.

Statewide scores:
Des Moines 62, Branson/Kim, Colo., 53
Española Valley 64, Santa Fe 55
Hobbs 81, Lovington 70
Hot Springs 59, Santa Teresa 48
Mountainair 83, Evangel Christian 78
Portales 76, Goddard 72, OT
Rehoboth 56, Tierra Encantada 34
Robertson 49, Valencia 47
Roswell 69, Carlsbad 53
Ruidoso 60, Tularosa 50
Silver 56, Alamogordo 39

Statewide scores provided by The Associated Press.

Thursday's games
Navajo Prep girls basketball vs. Ramah, 6:30 p.m.
Navajo Prep boys basketball at Rehoboth Christian, 6:30 p.m.
Piedra Vista girls basketball vs. Bloomfield, 7 p.m.
Aztec boys basketball vs. Piedra Vista, 7 p.m.
Shiprock girls basketball vs. Aztec, 7 p.m.
Shiprock boys basketball at Newcomb, 7 p.m.