PHS boys basketball capsule – Jan. 29

Portales (10-7) at Tucumcari (10-6)

When: 7 p.m. today

Radio: KSEL-FM 105.3

Last season: The Rams held on for a 46-43 win over Tucumcari at the Ram Athletic Center.

Last time out: Portales dropped a 56-51 decision at home to Class 4A Moriarty on Saturday. The Rattlers were beaten at home by Class 2A No. 1 Pecos 91-68, also on Saturday.

Of note: Portales is ranked fifth in Class 3A this week by Maxpreps.com, while Tucumcari is No. 8 in Class 2A. … The only common opponent for the teams is West Las Vegas, and both beat the Dons at home — Portales 71-60, Tucumcari 73-51. … The guard-oriented Rattlers have only two players listed above the 6-foot mark. Top players include 5-8 senior G Chris Crespin, 6-0 senior F Luke Smith and 5-7 sophomore G D'Ontee Sandoval.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner

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