Lady Wolverines rout Tucumcari in 6-2A

CNJ staff

Brette Hadley led a balanced attack with 11 points as Texico rebounded from a heartbreaking loss by drilling Tucumcari 65-26 in the first round of the District 6-2A girls basketball tournament Monday at Texico Sports Arena.

Mindi Roberts added 10 points for the Lady Wolverines, who jumped out to a 43-8 halftime lead.

“We went back to our old style of pressing,” Texico coach Buddy Little said. “We pressed fullcourt and stayed in it the whole first half. In the second half, we played everybody.”

Texico (20-5) was coming off a last-second 55-53 loss to Santa Rosa on Friday that cost the Lady Wolverines a share of the district title.

Melrose had an even easier time Monday, routing undermanned Vaughn 62-12 in the first round of the District 3-1A girls tournament.

Audrey Hemminger led the way for the Lady Buffs (13-14) with 22 points and Skyler Cochran added 11.

District 6-2A
Texico 65, Tucumcari 26
Tucumcari —
Amber Martin 2 1-2 6, Whitney Spionks 1 0-0 2, Jennfier Maestas 1 0-0 2, Erin Kirksy 2 0-2 4, Jamie Jones 3 2-2 8, Sam Montano 1 0-0 2, Brandi Arenas 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 3-6 26.
Texico (20-6) — Lauren Boazman 2 2-2 6, Amber Parmer 0 5-10 5, Erika Autrey 0 3-4 3, Jazzi Walls 1 3-6 5, Brette Hadley 4 0-0 11, Brittany Anderson 1 2-2 8, Lori Richardson 2 1-2 5, Sissy Loper 3 2-4 8, Ashley Smith 0 4-6 4. Totals 19 29-34 65.
Tucumcari 6 2 8 10 — 26
Texico 26 17 16 6 — 65
3-pointers —
Tucumcari, Martin. Texico, Hadley 3, Roberts 2, Anderson 2.

District 3-1A
Melrose 62, Vaughn 12
Vaughn —
Priscilla Nieto 2 0-0 4, Erica Guerrero 2 0-0 6, Sandy Madrid 1 0-0 2. Totals 5 0-0 12.
Melrose (13-14) — Tara Whitehead 2 1-2 5, Zanessa Dodd 1 0-0 3, Skyler Cochran 5 1-1 11, Allison Cochran 1 1-2 3, Audrey Hemminger 7 8-11 22, Kelli Fish 1 0-0 3, Jessica Hail 2 1-2 5, Jamie Dickerman 3 0-2 6, Megan Sanders 2 0-0 4, Lauren Widner 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 12-20 62.
Vaughn 5 2 5 0 — 12
Melrose 17 15 18 12 — 62
3-pointers —
Vaughn, Guerrero 2. Melrose, Dodd, Fish.