Girls state basketball preview capsules

No. 5 Volcano Vista vs. No. 1 Clovis

What: Class 5A state semifinals

• When: 3 p.m. today at Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho

Records: Volcano Vista 20-8, Clovis 29-0

Path to semis: Volcano Vista beat Gadsen 78-55; beat Hobbs 62-60. Clovis, beat Onate 67-21; beat Carlsbad 49-38

Winner: Faces the winner of No. 3 Mayfield and No. 2 Cibola in Saturday’s final

Regular season: Clovis beat Volcano Vista 59-44 in Milk Cow Classic in Clovis Jan. 25. Danni Williams led Clovis with 28 points. Hananh Fenske led Volcano Vista with 19 points.

By the numbers: Clovis outrebounded the Hawks 38-25 in their first meeting.

 

No. 3 Portales vs. No. 2 Lovington

What: Class 3A state semifinals

When: 8 a.m. today at The Pit, Albuquerque

Records: Portales 23-4, Lovington 24-4

Path to semis: Portales beat Santa Fe Indian 63-60; beat Sandia Prep 49-42. Lovington, beat Socorro 64-37; beat St. Michael’s 48-32

• Winner: Faces winner of No. 4 Hope Christian and No. 1 Shiprock in Friday’s final.

• Regular season: Lovington had a 3-1 edge in game between the District 4-3A rivals, having won the last three.

By the numbers: Lovington has won 16 of its last 17 games.

 

No. 5 Laguna Acoma vs. No. 1 Texico

What: Class 2A state semifinals

When: 11:30 a.m. today, Santa Ana Star Center

• Records: Laguna Acoma 24-5, Texico 19-7

• Path to semis: Laguna Acoma, beat 54-33; beat Navajo Prep 50-49; Texico, beat Santa Fe Prep 63-31; beat Eunice 72-45.

• Winner: Faces winner of No. 6 Hatch Valley and No. 2 Tularosa in Saturday’s final.

By the numbers: Texico is 11-0 against Class 2A teams this season.

 

No. 6 Floyd vs. No. 2 Cliff

What: Class 1A state semifinals

When: 3 p.m. today at Bernalillo H.S.

Records: Floyd 20-8, Cliff 28-1

Path to semis: Floyd, beat Hagerman 49-42; beat Melrose 48-38. Cliff, beat Capitan 52-15; beat Springer 50-41

Winner: Faces winner of No. 5 Logan and No. 1 Tatum, 6:30 p.m. in Saturday’s final.

By the numbers: Cliff has won 26 straight games

 

No. 6 Grady vs. No. 2 Corona

What: Class B semifinals

When: 8 a.m. today at Bernalillo H.S.

Records: Grady 12-12, Corona 18-5

Path to semis: Grady, beat Evangel Christian 53-52. Corona, beat Reserve 71-32.

Winner: Faces winner of No. 5 Carrizozo vs. No. 1 Elida in Friday’s final

By the numbers: Corona has scored at least 60 points in each game during its eight-game win streak

 

No. 5 Carrizozo vs. No. 1 Elida

• What: Class B semifinals

When: 11:30 a.m. today at Bernalillo H.S.

Records: Carrizozo 15-12, Elida 18-9

Path to semis: Carrizozo beat Mosquero 32-26. Elida beat Walatowa Charter 80-41

Winner: Faces winner of No. 6 Grady vs. No. 2 Corona in Friday’s final.

Fast fact: Elida is the only team to beat Class 1A top-seed Tatum this season.

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