When you’re trying to match the muscle and physicality of a team like Portales’ Lady Rams, you need all hands on deck if possible.
That wasn’t the case Friday night for Robertson, which lost its home opener 45-36 while missing the services of three key players, all sidelined by injuries.
Portales improved to 7-2 while Robertson slipped to 4-2.
Both squads entered the weekend ranked in the middle of the Class 3A Top 10 — RHS at No. 5, Portales No. 6.