Aztec holds off Miyamura 57-53 in overtime

Karl Schneider
kschneider@daily-times.com

FARMINGTON – The Aztec girls basketball team kept its hopes alive for a second-place finish in District 1-5A, narrowly edging Miymara 57-53 in the Lady Tigers’ regular-season finale Thursday night at Lillywhite Gym in Aztec.

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The Lady Tigers started slowly and trailed 11-10 after the first quarter.

Miyamura (8-16, 0-7 District 1-5A) kept with Aztec (19-7, 5-2) through the first half and the game went to halftime with the Lady Tigers leading 29-27.

At the end of regulation, the two sides were tied at 50 to send the game to overtime.

It was the first overtime game for the Lady Tigers this season.

The Lady Tigers will next play in the district tournament next week. Their opponent will not be determined until the regular season wraps up for all teams on Saturday.

Aztec head coach Robert McCaskill could not be reached for comment.

Gallup 74, Farmington 64

Farmington (10-12, 2-5) gave Gallup (24-0, 7-0) one of its toughest tests this season, but the Lady Bengals remained undefeated with a 74-64 win Thursday night in Gallup.

“We played well. We had great opportunities, but just missed some shots down the stretch,” Farmington head coach Danny Secrest said. “We had them on the ropes and missed a couple of free throws in the fourth quarter.”

Mia Yazzie led Farmington with 17 points. Hateya Holloman and MaKayla Wood added 10 points each.

Farmington will host crosstown rival Piedra Vista Saturday night. PV (16-7, 4-3) beat the Lady Scorps 72-62 at PV’s Jerry A. Conner Fieldhouse on Feb. 4.

“I think this gave us a nice boost for Saturday against PV,” Secrest said. “We know it’s going to be a tough one for us anyway, but the girls are really excited right now, and I think this was a good road trip for us.”

Karl Schneider is the sports editor for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4648.