FARMINGTON – Piedra Vista’s Tai Tai Woods and Lanae Billy delivered in key moments when it mattered, guiding the Lady Panthers to the District 2-5A tournament title in tonight’s 42-40 win over West Mesa.
Woods knocked a pair of 3-pointers from the right corner late in the second half, and also had a critical layup attacking the rim point-blank.
Billy stripped the ball away near half-court and drove in for a key layup and later got a last-second stop by forcing a contested shot.
The duo combined for 28 points. West Mesa’s Esperanza Varoz and Cece Barela combined for 21 points.
PV (24-3) now awaits where it’ll be seeded in this year's 5A state tournament. The brackets will be released at 6 p.m. Sunday online at nmact.org.
Skyhawks coast to District 1-2A tournament title
The Newcomb boys crushed Rehoboth Christian 70-39 tonight at NHS.
Newcomb (26-2) pulled away for good in the third quarter behind a 26-3 run.
Eagles fall in District 1-3A tournament finals
Thoreau scored some key points in bunches to top Navajo Prep 48-45 tonight at the Eagles Nest.
THS opened and ended the first quarter with little 5-0 runs, and later drained key free throws as the second half went on. And every time Prep (19-8) began clawing back, Thoreau responded with key jumpers.
The Eagles, meanwhile, struggled all night from the perimeter. Prep made just two 3s in the first quarter. Three more critical 3-pointers rimmed out during the final seconds of regulation.