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2011 3-5A Tourney Championship

The 2011 3-5A District Championship paired up the old rivals, Las Cruces and Mayfield, in another great game. A number three seed in this year’s district tournament, the Bulldawgs surprised #2 Oñate and took another shot at taking the regular season champs, Mayfield.

Although Cruces fell behind early, they clawed back but ultimately fell 50-45.

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Girls Basketball: Cruces at Oñate

Las Cruces' Amber Fratzola, left, tries to strip the ball from Kelsie Neihoff

District play kicked off last week, and Las Cruces paid a visit to Oñate on Friday, January 21st.

Oñate won its first game against Las Cruces in eight years–some monkey to get off your back. With key Bulldawg varsity players having to sit out (Sarah Fountain, Kandice Guzman and Tina Vaquera), a couple of the junior varsity players,  Azia Jones and Leanne Garcia, stepped up and played a great game.

If you recall, both Oñate head coach Ben Trujillo and assistant Robert Burkhartsmier both assisted under Las Cruces head coach Matt Abney–I think it speaks to the quality of the coach when “branches” from your coaching starts finding success. At any rate, it’s good to see Oñate enjoying the wins.

Both the Oñate band and pom squads were in attendance, and both put on some entertaining shows. I caught a little flack from Dominic, a fellow photog, for shooting the pom’s performance, but I’m glad I did; I think I got some nice action shots and I’m always looking for something new to shoot!

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