The Taos Tigers beat the Socorro Warriors, 59-45, in the opening round of the Hope Christian Tournament in Albuquerque Jan. 12. This was the second meeting between these two schools, and the second time Taos came away with the victory - beating Socorro at home 56-48 Dec. 20, 2016.
Taos now moves on to the semi-final round, and will meet the West Las Vegas Dons Jan. 13. The Dons advanced by winning their first-round contest against the Bloomfield Bobcats 68-54. Taos and West Las Vegas are both members of District 2-4A and are meeting for the first time this season. The Dons are currently 10-3, and the Tigers are 8-8 on the year. Tip-off will take place at 4:30 p.m.
Other Regional Scores: Taos Lady Tigers
The Taos Lady Tigers were also playing in the Hope Christian Tournament - taking on the Los Lunas Lady Tigers in first-round action. The final score in that contest was 73-31 in favor of Los Lunas.
The Lady Tigers will play the Socorro Lady Warriors in their next tournament game on the consolation side of the bracket Jan. 13. Game time is 9 a.m.
The Peñasco Panthers played host to the Foothill Falcons Jan. 12 - losing by a final score of 64-53. The Panthers allowed Foothill to score 26 points in the fourth quarter alone - extending their current losing streak to seven games. The Panthers now move to 4-10 on the season.
Up next for Coach Tim Pacheco and his squad is an away game in Raton Jan. 14. Game time is slated for 5 p.m.