Wolverines, Vixens win titles

PNT Staff

TEXICO — The unbeaten Texico Wolverines and Fort Sumner Vixens claimed championships Saturday night in the EPAC basketball tournament championship games.
Texico (12-0) had to work hard to get past upstart Grady, beating the Bronchos 74-69 in the boys final, while Fort Sumner (12-0) earned a 49-35 victory over Texico in the girls title matchup.
Roosevelt County teams had a tough time on Saturday, losing all three of their matchups.
In boys action, San Jon outscored Floyd 18-8 in the final quarter to notch a 65-64 win over the Broncos in the seventh-place game. Floyd (7-6) had 12 3-pointers in the contest, getting 17 points and five 3-pointers from senior Manny Carrillo and 16 and four, respectively, sophomore Jason Martinez. Junior Jerrod Long also scored 17 points.
On the girls side, Grady held off a fourth-quarter rally by Elida to claim third place with a 53-48 win, while Floyd dropped a 45-39 overtime decision to House in the seventh-place clash.

EPAC Tournament
At Texico
Boys
Tuesday’s games
Game 3:
Logan 65, Dora 60
Game 4: Elida 63, San Jon 45
Game 7: Grady 56, Floyd 53
Game 8: Melrose 74, House 26
Wednesday’s games
Game 10:
Fort Sumner 55, Logan 52
Game 12: Texico 64, Elida 51
Thursday’s games
Game 15:
Floyd 73, Dora 57
Game 16: San Jon 57, House 46
Game 18: Elida 68, Logan 65 (5th place)
Friday’s games
Game 20:
Dora 59, House 40 (7th place)
Game 23: Grady 66, Fort Sumner 41 (semifinals)
Game 24: Texico 59, Melrose 47 (semifinals)
Saturday
Game 26:
San Jon 65, Floyd 64 (7th place)
Game 28: Melrose 58, Fort Sumner 48 (3rd place)
Game 30: Texico 74, Grady 69 (cham-pionship)

Girls
Tuesday’s games
Game 1:
Melrose 64, Logan 43
Game 2: Dora 69, San Jon 43
Game 5: Grady 65, Floyd 22
Game 6: Elida 50, House 38
Wednesday’s games
Game 9:
Fort Sumner 45, Melrose 19
Game 10: Texico 62, Dora 18
Thursday’s games
Game 13:
Floyd 51, Logan 49
Game 14: House 65, San Jon 44
Game 17: Melrose 55, Dora 42 (5th place)
Friday’s games
Game 19:
Logan 63, San Jon 45 (9th place)
Game 21: Fort Sumner 44, Grady 38 (semifinals)
Game 22: Texico 39, Elida 34 (semifinals)
Saturday’s games
Game 25:
House 45, Floyd 39, OT (7th place)
Game 27: Grady 53, Elida 48 (3rd place)
Game 29: Fort Sumner 49, Texico 35 (championship)

EPAC Summaries
Friday
Boys
Ninth place
Dora 61, House 40
House (4-8) —
Lee Griggs 4, Joe Ben Snipes 2, Nathan Foust 11, Jon Widmark 10, Shannon Bynum 13. Totals 16 7-12 40.
Dora (5-9) — Travis Belcher 8, Tyler Wilhoit 16, Efrain Lopez 3, J.R. Gonzales 5, Clay Smith 4, Casey O’Connor 5, Brent Hays 12, Austin Prewett 8. Totals 23 11-16 61.
House 8 10 10 12 — 40
Dora 13 12 13 23 — 61
3-pointers — House (1): Foust. Dora (4): Hays 2, Gonzales, Lopez.

Girls
Semifinals
Texico 39, Elida 34
Texico (9-2) —
Lauren Boazman 7, Amber Parmer 2, Faith Martin 12, Brette Hadley 6, Lori Richardson 3, Stephanie Bailey 4, Ashley Kidd 5. Totals 14 7-19 39.
Elida (8-4) — Alicia Cross-Smith 11, Casey Ford 7, Kodi Armitage 4, Amber Griffin 1, Adrienne Coe 8, Shalie Anthony 3. Totals 10 13-20 34.
Texico 4 9 21 5 — 39
Elida 7 12 8 7 — 34
3-pointers — n/a.

Saturday
Boys
Ninth place
San Jon 65, Floyd 64
San Jon (4-5) —
Tyce Foster 5, Trey Rusk 10, Richard Vasquez 15, Jason Bell 6, Danny Shetter 10, Tyler Adams 2, Jarrod Archuleta 17. Totals 26 10-14 65.
Floyd (7-6) — Jason Martinez 16, Manny Carrillo 17, Kyle Kropf 3, Jonathan Mitchell 7, Jerrod Long 17, Eric Padilla 2, Brad Lee 2. Totals 23 6-8 64.
Floyd 15 22 19 8 — 64
San Jon 16 15 16 18 — 65
3-pointers — San Jon (3): Vasquez 2, Bell. Floyd (12): Carillo 5, Martinez 4, Long 2, Kropf.

Girls
Seventh place
House 45, Floyd 39
House (5-7) —
Sara Lee 2, Lindsy Lee 25, Kimberly Lyons 6, Cara Hendrickson 6, Shannan Lane 4, Heather Woodridge 2. Totals 14 12-17 45.
Floyd (6-7) — Kelli Johnson 12, Darcee Chenault 7, Blair Jaramillo 3, Noel Carpenter 3, Jewlie Paiz 14. Totals 15 9-25 39.
House 4 15 7 9 10 — 45
Floyd 3 8 15 9 4 — 39
3-pointers — Floyd: none. House (5): L. Lee.

Third place
Grady 53, Elida 48
Elida (8-5) —
Casey Ford 10, Kodi Armitage 12, Amber Griffin 1, Adrienne Coe 22, Shalie Anthony 3. Totals 17 11-17 48.
Grady (8-5) — Jennifer Blackburn 12, Taris Pond 3, Aerial Verble 10, Jessalyn Murray 9, Brittany Bailey 19. Totals 15 17-29 53.
Elida 11 11 8 18 — 48
Grady 17 15 9 12 — 53
3-pointers — Grady (6): Bailey 3, Blackburn, Murray, Pond. Elida (3): Ford 2, Armitage.