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Today's Sports

  • Birds shake Snakes, climb to 12-2

    Justin Bustos swished three baskets from three-point range — two in the opening quarter —  and went on to score a game-high 24 points Saturday night as Robertson won big over Tucumcari, 80-57.

    The Cardinals (12-2) have a full week to prepare for another pre-district tuneup. They play at Taos on Saturday, Jan. 9, then visit Socorro Jan. 12.

  • Leftover Stu

    Bernalillo guard Dillon Darnell swished 13 three-pointers during the Spartans’ three games in the 56th Stu Clark Tournament, which concluded Dec. 30 at Highlands’ Wilson Complex.

    That outside shooting exhibition included two games of six treys apiece — each just one shy of tying the single-game record — earned Darnell the record for most threes in one Stu Clark tourney.

  • Stu-pendous! Cardinals win Stu...

    Tuesday night may have been a Hollywood ending for the Robertson Cardinals, but Wednesday evening was a horror movie, albeit one with a positive outcome for RHS fans.

    The Cardinals outlasted Shiprock 62-50 in a game plagued by turnovers and subpar shooting to clinch the championship in the 56th annual Stu Clark Tournament before hundreds of fans at the Wilson Complex.

  • Lady Cards reach Goddard final

    Beset by a string of injuries and some disappointing losses in the first half of the season, the Robertson girls’ basketball team needed a pick-me-up during the holidays.

    They got it.

    Playing what head coach Aunna Bradley called their strongest basketball to date, the Lady Cardinals reached the championship game of the Goddard Invitational before losing to hometown team Roswell 50-44 on Wednesday.

    “We led most of the game,” Bradley noted. “Then they hit a couple of threes and took the lead from us.”

  • Pius smashes debuting Del Norte

    The Knights didn’t get to play in the nights at all in their first Stu Clark Tournament.

    Del Norte, the lone newcomer in this year’s tournament field, got to open the first afternoon session of the Meadow City’s 56th annual holiday hoops showcase on Monday. Trouble is, they had to face a restless bunch from St. Pius X eager to trade daylight basketball for prime time.

    Putting on a clinic of fundamental hoop skills, Damian Segura’s Pius team was a runaway winner 63-25.

  • Cards take contentious opener

    Sure, we’ve all seen plenty of three-point plays and the occasional four-point play on the basketball court.

    How about a five-point play?

    The Robertson Cardinals had a shot at one Monday night in their 88-73 win over Bernalillo on day one of the 56th Stu Clark Tournament.

    And though they got three points of the potential five, the play not only allowed RHS to overtake the Spartans for control of the game, it put the Cardinals in front for good in a contentious battle that saw both sides hit with technical fouls.

  • STU CLARK TOURNEY CENTRAL

    UPDATES from the 56th annual Stu Clark Boys' Basketball Tournament being held Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 28-30, in Las Vegas:

    MONDAY

    Game one: St. Pius X 63, Del Norte 25 ... Game two: Portales 55, Artesia 48 ... Game three: Shiprock 79, WLV 54 ... Game four: Robertson 88, Bernalillo 73.

    TUESDAY

  • Carrasco sets tone as Rams...

    Shawn Carrasco outscored the Artesia Bulldogs by himself in the first quarter of Portales’ 55-48 win Monday afternoon in the opening session of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    The Rams’ 5-11 guard tallied 14 points in those first eight minutes. He scored the first five points of the contest with a layup and a three-pointer from the right wing, and he’d bookend the period with a steal and coast-to-coast layup, then a trey from the left corner off a feed from Andrew Villanueva.

  • Mora hosts Tri-Cities

    Mora High School is hosting  the 15th annual Tri-Cities Tournament, a three-day event that began Monday and wraps up today.

    Eight schools are participating. They are the Cimarron Rams, Escalante Lobos, Fort Sumner Foxes,McCurdy Bobcats, Mora Rangers, Pecos Panthers, Peñasco Panthers and Santa Rosa Lions.

    The tournament culminates with tonight’s championship game, tipping off at 7 at Montoya Gym.

    The consolation final will be at 3 p.m. today.

  • Shiprock rattles West Las Vegas

    Relentless from opening tip to final buzzer, Shiprock put West Las Vegas’ boys’ basketball team on its collective heels Monday evening en route to a 79-54 triumph in the first round of the Stu Clark Tournament.

    Showing depth and discipline along with its usual tough and scrappy play, Shiprock began to blow the game open in the third quarter, outgunning the Dons 32-16 in the period.

    The Chieftains had led a mere 30-29 at intermission.