Escalante upends Dora in overtime

CMI staff

BERNALILLO — Dora had its chances to put away Escalante in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. That wasn’t true in overtime.

Reynaldo Atencio and Adam Edwards scored 16 points each as Escalante beat Dora 65-54 in overtime Wednesday in a Class 1A boys state quarterfinal game.

JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent Dora sophomore Dalton Privett and Escalante's Joseph Hurd scramble for  possession of a loose ball in the first half of the Class 1A state championship quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon at Bernalillo High School. Privett scored nine points in the  contest, a 65-54 overtime defeat. The  Coyotes ended their season at 24-5.

JOSHUA LUCERO: PNT correspondent
Dora sophomore Dalton Privett and Escalante’s Joseph Hurd scramble for
possession of a loose ball in the first half of the Class 1A state championship quarterfinal Wednesday afternoon at Bernalillo High School. Privett scored nine points in the
contest, a 65-54 overtime defeat. The
Coyotes ended their season at 24-5.

Josh Walker scored 15 points for the fourth-ranked Coyotes (24-5) with Dylan and Dalton Privett added nine points each.

William Hurd and Dominic Montano added 12 points each for the fifth-ranked Lobos (23-3).

“They played well in spurts,” Dora coach Kevin Lackey said about his team, which was making its third-straight trip to the final eight. “My kids played awfully hard. We did everything we could. We had an opportunity at the end of the game, but sometimes it’s just not your day.”

The lead seesawed back in fourth in the last 12 minutes, with Dora having the last chance in regulation time, but an inbounds pass with three seconds left sail out of bounds.

Dora led 27-22 at halftime.

 

Boys

Class 1A

Quarterfinals

Escalante 65, Dora 54, OT

Dora (24-5) — Eddie Arzate 4, Jesus Villegas 8, Josh Walker 15, Jestin Watson 5, Dalton Privett 9, Dylan Privett 9, Kody Kone 4. Totals 16 21-36 54.

Escalante (23-3) — Cody Casados 5, Dominic Montano 12, Reynaldo Atencio 16, Adam Edwards 16, Joseph Hurd 4, William Hurd 12. Totals 21 21-28 65.

Dora 9 18 10 15 2 — 54

Escalante 8 14 17 13 13 — 65

3-pointers — Dora, Villegas. Escalante,

 

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