PREP ROUNDUP: Lady Eagles ride big second quarter to win

CNJ staff

Tiffani Medeiros scored 19 points and Sam Barnett added 10 as Clovis Christian rode a dominant second quarter to a huge 51-42 win over Logan in a District 4-1A contest at CCS.

With the win, the Lady Eagles moved a season-best three games over .500 and finished the first half of district play in second place.

CCS (11-8, 4-1 district) outscored Logan 18-3 in the second quarter en route to a 28-16 halftime lead. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way.

“Our kids just stepped it up on defense,” CCS coach Max Kralicek said. “We picked up the press in the second quarter and I think they got a little frustrated.”
Raynee Rachors led Logan (3-2 district) with 16 points.

Down to the wire
Clovis Christian pushed District 4-1A leader Logan to the wire, but the Longhorns locked up a 78-74 win at the CCS gym when senior Jake Abercrombie sank two free throws with four seconds left to improve to 5-0 in the district.

Abercrombie finished with 34 points for Logan while Will Genitski scored 30 for the Eagles (11-8, 3-2).

Strong off the bench
Despite not scoring, Clovis Christian sophomore Cristen Wofford supplied a big boost off the bench in the Lady Eagles’ 51-42 win over Logan.

With starter Jennifer Schaap in foul trouble, the 5-foot-8 Wofford grabbed five rebounds and had several steals in the pivotal second quarter.

Top performances
Girls
• Stephanie Bailey,
Texico, scored 10 points in a 41-40 loss at Texico. The Lady Wolverines handed Tatum its only loss earlier this season.

Aerial Verble, Grady, scored 26 points in 61-17 win over San Jon.

Boys
• Colt Grau,
Grady, led a balanced attack in a 56-48 home win over San Jon.

Jake Ambercrombie, Logan, scored 34 points in 78-74 win over Clovis Christian. Will Genitski led Clovis Christian with 30.

• Texico senior had three 3-pointers and 14 points to help Texico win 42-39 at Tatum, avenging a 42-41 loss on their home court to the Coyotes in the season opener on Nov. 29.

Go figure
3 — 3-pointers Grady’s Domnigo Diaz had in 56-48 win over Grady

20 — Logan turnovers the Clovis Christian girls forced in 51-42 win

23 — Free throws, out of 35 attempts, the Tatum girls made in a 41-40 win over Tatum. Texico was 10-of -20

26 — Grady’s lead at halftime in a 61-17 girls win over San Jon

152 — Combined points the Logan and Clovis Christian boys scored in the Longhorns’ 78-74 win

Quotable
“It was a wild game. I thought Dustin Handley played really, really well (on Logan senior guard Drew Perez).” — CCS boys coach Jimmy Joe Robinson, noting that handling was primarily responsible for holding the Longhorns standout to 10 points in Logan’s 78-74 win at CCS.