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Class 2A

Texico (21-5) at Lordsburg (17-11)

6 p.m. today

Texico coach: Richard Luscombe (18th year).

Last time to state: 2005, lost to Mesa Vista in quarterfinals.

Leading scorers: Junior F Courtland Luscombe (17 ppg), junior P Daniel Schueler (15.8 ppg). Those two also combine for nearly 20 rebounds a game.

Of note: The game will be broadcast on KSEL-FM 95.3, with Texico superintendent R.L. Richards doing the play-by-play. … The Mavericks, who upset top-ranked Mesilla Valley 72-63 in the District 5-2A tournament finals, tend to run hot-and-cold. They won six of their first eight games, then lost eight of 11 but since have gone 8-1. … Top Lordsburg players are 6-4 junior C Miguel Estrada, 6-1 senior C Scott Esquivel and 5-10 senior G Tommy Ray Lopez.

Quotable: “Overall, they shoot the ball well. They remind me a lot of our (District 6-2A) teams — if the 3 is open, they’ll shoot it.” — Richard Luscombe.

Class 3A

LV Robertson (13-15) at Portales (16-9)

7 p.m. today

Last meeting: Portales, seeded fourth in the 3A state bracket, defeated the 13th-seeded Cardinals 57-54 in December at Portales..

Last game: Portales is coming off an emotional win Saturday in the District 4-3A tournament title game. Junior guard Ky Mitchell hit the game-winning jump shot as the buzzer sounded in overtime to propel the Rams past the NMMI Colts 52-50.

West Las Vegas beat Robertson 55-54 in the District 2-3A tournament title game.


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