Friday, March 13, 2009

Mesilla Christian boys basketball

Wow, what a tough loss for the Mesilla Valley Christian SonBlazers boys basketball team. The SonBlazers weren seeded No. 1, but fell to No. 4 Texico 58-57 in Friday's semifinals.

I thought Mesilla Valley Christian was the better team, but Texico forced several big turnovers down the stretch and MVCS failed to hit some key free throws.

It was weird to see an experienced team like the SonBlazers fail down the stretch, because usually veteran teams don't panic like they did the final 4:27. It was a good year for MVCS with 27 wins and a good portion of the team returns next year, but the team will have to replace guard Zach Adams, one of the top guards in the state.

- Felix