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2007/03/08

Basketball Touney - girls semi-finals

Another 8 AM game in Rio Rancho. Not getting done with editing and transmitting until almost 1:30 this morning and then having to get up at 6 to make it out toe Santa Ana Star Center has me a bit short on sleep. I am not overly excited with my image from today. They are solid, but not anything special, with the exception of the second image down, where the Navajo Pine girls is on the floor trying to keep the ball from being taken away - that summed up the game pretty well - a desperate bid to hang on.

Navajo Prep Lady Warrior Charmayne Yazzie (34) tries to keep hold of the ball Thursday morning while Texico's Amanda Bass (30) steals it away during the girls 2A New Mexico high school basketball tournament at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM. The Lady Warriors lost 42-30.

Navajo Prep Lady Warrior Charmayne Yazzie (34) tries to keep hold of the ball Thursday morning while Texico's Amanda Bass (30) steals it away during the girls 2A New Mexico high school basketball tournament at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM. The Lady Warriors lost 42-30.

Navajo Prep Lady Warrior Marqia Begaye (11) looks for an opening to shoot the ball Thursday morning against Texico high's Faith Martin (20) and Amanda Bass (30) during the girls 2A New Mexico high school basketball tournament game.
Navajo Prep Lady Warrior Monique Ironshell (21) steals the ball from Texico's Katlin Luscombe (5). (This photo was a bit unusual compared to the rest of my stuff, but is actually a bit out of focus. I struggled all day with focus issues on my images and am wondering what the cause is - lens, camera, or a combination...?)

The evening session back at the Pit in Albuquerque had me covering the Gallup Lady Bengals in a game they should have won, but lost when they sat on the ball for the last two minutes of the game with the score tied 37 all. They literally stood not moving for almost two full minutes, then made a move and got fouled. The 1-1 free throw was missed, and suddenly Clovis had the ball with 9 seconds left on the clock. Clovis shot and missed, with the rebound up for grabs several times before they cank the shot right as the buzzer sounded. Gallup found themselves out of the tournament, losing 39-37.

Gallup Lady Bengal Telisha Joe (11) tests Clovis high's Brittany Johnson (22) while trying to drive up the lane to score Thursday during the New Mexico high school girls 5A state championship quarter-finals at the Pit in Albuquerque.

Gallup Lady Bengal Erica Sowers (3) and Clovis high's Mariah Sena (5) struggle for possesion of the ball Thursday during the New Mexico high school girls 5A state championship quarter-finals at the Pit in Albuquerque.

Gallup Lady Bengal Ashley McCurtain (32) looks for a teammate to pass the ball to while Clovis high school's Antiesha Brown (14) stand in her path Thursday during the New Mexico high school girls 5A state championship quarter-finals game.
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