Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mesilla Valley Christian boys hoops

It has been quite a run for the Mesilla Valley Christian boys basketball team in recent years. A state championship, a runner-up showing and a semifinal appearance.
And this year, the SonBlazers are the verge of winning another state title. The team has lost just one game and is seeded No. 1 in in Class 2A state tournament and will play on Wednesday at 3 p.m. vs. No. 8 Mora at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

The core group of SonBlazers have been a steadying force for the team in the past few years, i.e. Cody Correa, Scott Adler, Greg Patti, Kyle Vasey.

This year's group has been as good as any of the previous three squads. The SonBlazers won the district championship, won the Alamogordo Holiday Tourney against top teams and beat a pretty good Santa Rosa team on Saturday in the first round of the state playoffs.

Regardless of what happens in the upcoming week in Albuquerque, this has been a special group of players at MVCS for head coach Terry Adler. You have to like the SonBlazers' chances of winning it all. Again Class 2A is tough from top to bottom. Hagerman is good, Mesa Vista is always in the hunt, Mora will play hard and Bosque School has been steady as well. And of course there is Tularosa, which beat MVCS earlier this year and can't be discounted.

- Felix


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the acknowledgement, Felix. These boys have an outstanding record and have worked hard to make themselves better every day. Their hard work will pay off with another blue trophy, the perfect bookend to match the one they got as freshmen. Way to go boys!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories, boys! Enjoyed the last four years, watching you beat "better" teams. Don't stop now!

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