Week prep sports results: Las Cruces boys 17-0

Jason Groves
Las Cruces Sun-News
Ilani Delgado (11) works past a defender as the Las Cruces Bulldawgs face off against the Organ Mountain Knights at Organ Mountain High School in Las Cruces on Friday, Fan. 7, 2021.
Joslyn Montez (0) works her way up court as the Mayfield Trojans face off against the Centennial Hawks at Centennial High School in Las Cruces on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.
Jordyn Kiehne (13) goes up for a layup as the Mayfield Trojans face off against the Centennial Hawks at Centennial High School in Las Cruces on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Coaches please email results and stats to jgroves@lcsun-news.com.

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."

Basketball

Girls

Tuesday

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.

Friday

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.

Boys

Friday

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.

Wrestling

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.