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KIRTLAND — Kirtland Central’s Aubrey Thomas did plenty of the dirty work in the half-court, fighting for rebounds and loose balls near the baseline and aiding in second-chance points.

And now the Lady Broncos forward looks to do the same for University of the Southwest after signing her national letter of intent with the Mustangs today.

USW, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics program in Hobbs, has now spent last couple off-seasons stocking up on post players who can handle rebounding duties and set up extra scoring chances that way.

Thomas earned second-team All-District 1-4A honors this past season.

Kirtland (27-4) reached the state finals for the first time since 2012, but lost 49-43 to Los Lunas.