Matchups have been announced for Las Vegas’ two prep basketball showcase events.
The Seventh Annual Brian Gallegos Invitational is set for Dec. 4-6 at the Wilson Complex, while the Stu Clark Tournament is Dec. 29-31, also at the Highlands gym.
The Brian Gallegos girls’ hoops event takes on a round-robin shootout format this year.
Day one, Thursday, Dec. 4, features games between Raton and Ruidoso (4 p.m.), West Las Vegas and Socorro (5:30), and Robertson and Shiprock N.W. (7).
Day two pits Raton vs. Socorro (4 p.m.), Robertson vs. Ruidoso (5:30) and WLV vs. Shiprock N.W. (7). Day three’s games are Raton vs. Shiprock N.W. (1 p.m.), Socorro vs. Ruidoso (2:30) and Robertson vs. WLV (4 p.m.).
The Stu Clark boys’ tourney opens Monday, Dec. 29. Rio Grande takes on Bernalillo at 1 p.m. and Artesia meets defnding tourney champ St. Pius in the 3 p.m. game. The evening session pits Robertson against Shiprock at 6 and 2008 state runner-up West Las Vegas against Portales at 8.
Day two, Tuesday, Dec. 30, will see Monday’s losers tangle in the consolation bracket afternoon session. The Artesia-Pius loser plays the Robertson-Shiprock loser at 1. The WLV-Portales loser meets the Rio Grande-Bernalillo loser at 3.
In the evening session, the Artesia-Pius winner faces the Robertson-Shiprock winner at 6. And the West Las Vegas-Portales winner plays the Rio Grande-Bernalillo winner at 8.
On Day 3, Wednesday, Dec. 31, it’s all about the hardware. The seventh-place game is set for 1 p.m., fifth-place tilt (consolation final) for 3 p.m. and third-place contest for 6 p.m. The championship game tips off at 8.
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