CARLSBAD — Megan Kabrick scored 18 points and Kaycee Quick added 10 off the bench as Portales took a 59-43 win over Carlsbad in its season opener Tuesday night.
The Class 3A runnerups played without center Morgan Hill, who was home sick, and survived a game where the host Cavegirls shot 31 free throws.
“We were standing up a lot,” Portales coach Brenda Gomez said, “not playing defense like we should and trying to play catchup with the hands.”
Ashleah Richards added nine for Portales, which hosts Muleshoe Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader with the Ram boys. Briana Hernandez added eight and Tara Johnson seven for the Lady Rams.
Clovis Christian teams squeak past Floyd
FLOYD — Ryan Boatman and Will Genitski each scored 15 points and Clovis Christian outlasted the Floyd Broncos 56-54.
The Clovis Christian squads pulled a sweep, with the girls winning 51-49 in the opener. Chris Mitchell added nine and Matt Young eight for the Eagles. Clovis Christian won despite a balanced effort from Floyd, who had three players in double figures.
Jason Martinez led all scorers with 16 points, while Kyle Kropf added 12 with three 3-pointers and Chet Chenault had 11. Brad Lee scored nine for the Broncos.
In the girls game, Tiffani Medeiras hit 11 of 12 free throws to score a game-high 17 points. Sidnee Pool added 10 and Mollie Peterson eight.
Floyd, which got back into the game with a 12-5 third quarter, was led by Carley Dement’s 13 points. Blair Jaramillo added 11 and Kelli Johnson 10 for Floyd, which played without senior Darcee Chenault, who is in New York on a cheerleading function.