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Buffs notch easy victory over San Jon


Last updated 2/22/2022 at 3:55pm

MELROSE — Third-seeded Melrose cruised into the second round of the boys District 6-1A tournament on Monday night with an 80-26 victory over San Jon.

The Buffaloes (18-7) hosted fourth-seeded Logan (9-17), a 79-61 winner at home on Monday over No. 5 Grady (7-19), in a second-round tilt on Tuesday night. The winner travels to second-seeded Fort Sumner (15-4) on Thursday, with that winner playing at top seed Clovis Christian (19-7) in Saturday’s 6 p.m. championship game.

Melrose did not play any of its starters in Monday’s win. All 10 Buffs who saw the court scored, led by 14 points from junior Asher Lunsford and 12 from freshman Cy Draper.

Junior Matthew Martinez tallied 12 points for the Coyotes (0-18).

In girls district tourney play on Monday:

Pecos 44, Texico 30 — The host Lady Panthers limited Texico to six first-half points and defeated the Lady Wolverines for the second time in four days.

Freshman Natalia Stout finished with 20 points for Pecos (12-13), which plays at second-seeded Santa Rosa (14-9) on Thursday, while junior Catelyn Breshears paced Texico (6-18) with 17 points.

San Jon 61, Grady 54 — At Grady, the fifth-seeded Lady Coyotes (5-13) pulled off a bit of a surprise, erasing a three-point deficit with an 18-8 run in the final stanza. San Jon was to play at third-seeded Melrose (16-7) on Tuesday night.

Freshman Chantzee Elliott scored 11 of her 24 points in the final quarter for the Lady Coyotes, while sophomore Sarah Archuleta added 20. For the Lady Bronchos (9-14), sophomores Taylor Foote with 17 points and Shayla White with 16 led the way.


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