Week prep sports results: Las Cruces boys 17-0
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The Las Cruces boys continued to roll through District 3-5A with back-to-back dominant victories this weekend.
After putting 110 points on the board against Gadsden on Friday, the Bulldawgs improved to 17-0 and 4-0 in district play with a 93-47 home victory over Organ Mountain (1-1 3-5A) on Saturday.
"We just try to take every day day by day and get better in practice and understand that it's not about the score, but about getting better," Aggies coach William Benjamin said. "I thought we did a good job of doing that today."
Organ Mountain struggled with the Bulldawgs' press, but four made 3s kept the Knights close at 23-12 after the first quarter.
But the Bulldawgs took over in the second quarter, outscoring Organ Mountain 16-0 to open a 39-12 lead after a Deuce Benjamin dunk and a two-handed Isaiah Carr slam from a Benjamin assist.
Carr and Benjamin each scored 31 points on Saturday. and David Cruz scored 13 points.
Dorian Rivera led the Knights with 13 points.
"(Knights coach Rocky Gonzales) did a good job double teaming Deuce and also making us have to run different zone offenses," William Benjamin said. "We got better today because we had to execute different things offensively and also had to work on the press. They had different press breakers that made us have to make adjustments."
Centennial 44, Mayfield 42
Aspen Salazar led the Hawks with 19 points, Joslyn Montez scored nine points and Brooklyn Maes added six points.
Mayfield dropped to 2-1 in district play. Lyric Corona score 12 points to lead the Trojans and Maggie Salas scored 11 points.
Centennial 60, Deming 19
Joslyn Montez scored 21 points to lead the Hawks and Aspen Salazar and Paetin Silva each scored eight points.
Las Cruces 47, Gadsden 28
The Bulldawgs improved to 3-0 in district play. Emma Christiano scored 16 for the Bulldawgs and Jaci Powers scored 15 points.
Carlsbad 18, Mayfield 16
Mayfield fell to 10-7 on the season. Maggie Salas scored 10 of the Trojans' points.
Las Cruces 110, Gadsden 30
The Bulldawgs dominated on the road to improve to 16-0 on the season and 2-0 in district play.
Isaiah Carr scored 22 points for the Bulldawgs, Deuce Benjamin scored 15 and Abraham Mitchell added 13 points.
Las Cruces 70, Hobbs 55
Las Cruces improved to 15-0 on the season with a road win at Hobbs.
Deuce Benjamin led the Bulldawgs with 31 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Kaden Self scored 17 points with nine rebounds and Isaiah Carr scored 12 points with eight rebounds.
Centennial 62, Mayfield 60
Centennial improved to1-1 in district play and Mayfield fell to 2-1.
Jeven Beltran led the Hawks with 24 points and Nicolas Serna scored 14 points.
Las Cruces girls place third at Cleveland tournament
The Las Cruces wrestling teams competed in the Cleveland tournament over the weekend.
The girls placed third out of 27 teams and the boys placed seventh out of 27 teams.
Alyssa Sedillo placed first at 100 pounds and Andreina Lugo placed first at 138 pounds. Heavynne Robles Wright was second at 107 pounds, Rubyanne Lugo was second at 120 pounds, Alexis Arana was fourth 165 pounds and Jayden Pacheco was sixth at 132 pounds.
Ryan Baca was second for the boys at 145 pounds, Elijah Ogas was second at 152 pounds, Aden Martinez was third at 113 pounds and Isaiah Carreon was fifth at 170 pounds.