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Today's Sports

  • Clippers on record run

    The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES — After the Los Angeles Clippers set a record for the longest winning streak in franchise history, Chris Paul was thinking about Ron Harper, Corey Maggette and other former players who endured all that losing.
    Paul had 24 points and 13 assists to help the Clippers, for decades synonymous with long losing streaks, break a 38-year-old club mark with their 12th consecutive victory Friday night, 97-85 over the Sacramento Kings.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 24...

    Monday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Tuesday
    No local sporting events scheduled

    Wednesday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell
    • Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament: Santa Rosa vs. McCurdy, 1 p.m., Pecos vs. Escalante, 3 p.m., Wagon Mound vs. Monte del Sol, 5:30 p.m., Mora vs. Peñasco, 7:30 p.m., Montoya Gym, Mora

    Thursday
    Basketball
    • Robertson girls at Goddard tournament, TBA, Roswell

  • Mora teams sweep Springer

    With Chantel Rivera leading the way by tallying a game-high 24 points, the Mora girls’ basketball team stayed undefeated Thursday, rolling past Springer 55-39.

    The Rangerettes (5-0) got 10 points from Destiny Pacheco.

    Meanwhile, the Mora boys’ squad (5-2) romped past Springer 79-41 on Thursday.

    Lorenzo Chavez (22 points), Cody Najar (19), Jeremiah Olivas (10), Curtis Vasquez and Amrick Velasquez (10) led the Rangers.  
     

  • Lobos complete sweep of Ags

    The Associated Press and Optic staff
    Kendall Williams tied a career high with 24 points, including nine during a first-half run that brought New Mexico back from a double-digit deficit, and the No. 16 Lobos beat rival New Mexico State for the second time in a week with a 68-63 win Wednesday night in Las Cruces.
    Tony Snell added 11 points for New Mexico (12-0), which matched the second-best start in school history.

  • Near fall
  • Cruz salutes a fallen fan

    By Tom Canavan
    AP Sports Writer

  • Tri-Cities basketball tourney...

    Mora High School will host the annual Tri-Cities Boys’ Basketball Tournament, one of the premier small-school events of the hoops season, beginning on Thursday of next week.
    The eight-team tournament will run through Saturday, Dec. 29, at Montoya Gym in Mora.
    In the opening afternoon session, Santa Rosa plays McCurdy at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. That game will be followed by Pecos vs. Escalante at 3 o’clock.

  • Mines athletics leads nation

    Submitted to the Optic
    CLEVELAND — After the completion of seven fall NCAA championships, Colorado School of Mines remains atop the standings in the Learfield Cup, a nationwide competition measuring performance in up to 14 intercollegiate sports.
    Colorado School of Mines, based in Golden, Colo., is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and a rival of New Mexico Highlands University.

  • Coach joins call for action to...

    By Rusty Miller
    AP Sports Writer
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Moments after his team lost a basketball game, Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey spoke of a bigger loss.
    The first-year coach of the Eagles gave an impassioned plea for government and private leaders to act soon to prevent further massacres such as the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week that left 20 children and six adults dead at the school.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - Dec. 21...

    Friday
    Basketball
    • Robertson boys (A,B,C) at Española Valley, TBA, Española (RESCHEDULED FROM TUESDAY)
    • Robertson girls (A,B) vs. Portales, 5 p.m., Mike Marr Gym
    • West Las Vegas freshman boys at Maxwell Invite, TBA, Maxwell
    • Mora Middle School girls at Questa, 4 p.m., Questa
    Wrestling
    • Robertson at Greeley Invite, TBA, Greeley, Colo.
    Saturday
    Basketball
    • Mora girls (A,B) vs. Santa Rosa, 5 p.m., Montoya Gym