After dropping Wednesday night home games — the home finales and senior night for both schools — the Robertson and West Las Vegas girls’ basketball teams now look forward to a shot at redemption represented by the District 2-3A tournament.
The district tourney begins Monday, with fifth-seeded WLV likely traveling to fourth-seeded Raton in what could be a make-or-break game for both teams’ state tournament aspirations.
The winner plays Wednesday at the third seed — Pojoaque Valley or Robertson — and Wednesday’s victor moves on to play at the two seed, either Pojoaque or RHS. (Saturday’s meeting between the Elkettes and Lady Cardinals could decide the specific sites for Wednesday and Thursday.)
The championship game will be Friday evening at Taos, which sewed up the regular-season district title at 7-1.
Pojoaque 90, West Las Vegas 72
Deanna Bustos hit four three-pointers in the second half and finished with a team-high 23 points, and Michelle Tapia scored 20 for the Lady Dons.
But that wasn’t enough to keep pace with Pojoaque’s relentless transition game, which converted turnovers to points more often than not.
Cheyenne Cordova torched West for 35 points, including six threes. Miranda Martinez had 30, including four treys.
West played without head coach Jose Medina, suspended one game after being ejected in a loss to Taos earlier in the week.
Taos 54, Robertson 41
Taos’ perimeter shooting buoyed the visitors to a double-digit lead by late in the second quarter.
Abbey Bradley had seven of her team’s 16 first-half points as Robertson fell behind 28-16.
Taos made four threes in the half, including three in a row to turn an 8-6 deficit into a 15-8 lead.
Marisol Martinez paced the Tigers.