Class 1A capsules

Boys

Quarterfinals

No.1 Cliff vs. No. 8 Elida, 8:30 p.m.

When: 8:30 p.m. today.

Where: Rio Rancho High School

Records: Elida 25-4; Cliff 23-3

How they got here: Elida beat Desert Academy 72-29. Cliff beat Gallup Catholic 76-36.

Last state title: Elida last won the Class 1A state crown in 1995. Magdalena has never won a state title.

Lowdown on Elida: In spite of his team’s youth, Elida coach Dan Howard feels his players know and understand their role.

The Tigers sport three upperclassmen, with the rest of the team comprised of sophomores, freshmen and two eighth-graders.

“We have to try to not look too scared in the opening round,” Howard said. “We’re a young team, and you really never know how you’re going to come out.”

Lowdown on Cliff: Howard characterized Magdalena as an extremely quick team that will try to run.

Still, Howard said his squad’s depth has been its strongest attribute all season.

“They’re ready to fire coming off the bench,” Howard said of his bench. “We have 12 girls who can fill in at anytime.”

Class 1A

Boys

Quarterfinals

No. 4 Dora vs. No. 5 Springer

When: 6:45 p.m. today.

Where: Rio Rancho High School

Records: Dora 21-6; Springer 14-5

How they got here: Elida beat Desert Academy 72-29. Cliff beat Gallup Catholic 76-36.

Last state title: Elida last won the Class 1A state crown in 1995. Magdalena has never won a state title.

Lowdown on Dora In spite of his team’s youth, Elida coach Dan Howard feels his players know and understand their role.

The Tigers sport three upperclassmen, with the rest of the team comprised of sophomores, freshmen and two eighth-graders.

“We have to try to not look too scared in the opening round,” Howard said. “We’re a young team, and you really never know how you’re going to come out.”
Lowdown on Springer: Howard characterized Magdalena as an extremely quick team that will try to run.

Still, Howard said his squad’s depth has been its strongest attribute all season.

“They’re ready to fire coming off the bench,” Howard said of his bench. “We have 12 girls who can fill in at anytime.”