I had a late start to the Oñate v. Las Cruces District 3-5A championship game. With hallway to the gym jam-packed with people and the police/school administration turning people back at the gate, I didn’t make it into the gym until late in the second quarter.
In addition to my late arrival, the game was such a low-scoring affair, there weren’t as many photo opportunities as there were in the last match up between these two teams. Regardless, the bursts of action from the Oñate team, especially Tim Jacobs and Terrel De Rouen, made the game interesting to shoot.
I really enjoyed the energy on both sides of the gym, especially when the Las Cruces “Super Fan” started leading the student section in cheers.
Congrats to Oñate for the big win, and earning the #1 seed in 5A in 2011 NM State Tournament. I expect both Cruces and Oñate to progress deep into the tourney and represent the Las Cruces area well.