Below are the Taos County high school basketball scores for Dec. 11-13, 2017.
Peñasco Lady Panthers (7-1 overall)
Peñasco Lady Panthers 60, Cimarron Lady Rams 40 (Dec. 11)
Gilbert Mascareñas reached a mini-milestone Monday, earning his 25th career win as a head coach in the 60-40 victory over the Cimarron Lady Rams Dec. 11. The outcome of the non-conference game boosted Mascareñas' current season record to 7-1 overall and his career record to 25-11 (.714 win percentage). This was the fourth straight win for the Lady Panthers who go back on the road to face the class 4A Wingate Lady Bears in the opening round of the Ben Lujan Tournament in Jacona Dec. 14. Tip-off slated for 12 p.m.
Games Friday and Saturday are to be determined.
Peñasco Panthers (2-5 overall)
Cimarron Rams 85, Peñasco Panthers 63 (Dec. 11)
The Panthers resumed their schedule with a home contest against the Cimarron Rams Dec. 11. Gurule and company were hoping to keep the home streak alive and even the series with the Rams who overwhelmed the Panthers, 64-34 in the season opener Nov. 25. Results, however, were similar this second time around, as the Rams claimed another victory – besting the Panthers by a score of 85-63.
Peñasco will be on the road for their next two games, taking on a pair of class 3A teams and logging an estimated 625-miles on their activity bus before the Christmas break. The Panthers travel to Raton the challenge the Tigers Dec. 19 and to Tucumcari to play the Rattlers Dec. 22. Tipoff 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.
Taos Lady Tigers (4-3 overall)
Taos Lady Tigers 52, Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves 49
The Lady Tigers snapped a two-game losing streak with a much-needed pair of wins Dec. 7 and 9 to move to 3-3 on the season. Taos is now in the midst of a three-game winning streak.
Taos defeated the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS) Lady Braves by a final score of 52-49 at home Dec. 12. SFIS led for most of the game but a late game surge by Taos caused a lead change that the Lady Tigers were able to preserve. Poor foul shooting by both teams down the stretch was an issue, however a stout full-court press by Taos was enough to maintain the lead and secure the win.
Coach David Sanchez and his squad will be in action again this week when they welcome the Navajo Prep Lady Eagles (2-2) to Otero Gymnasium Dec. 15. This will be followed by another home tilt against the class 2A Escalante Lady Lobos Dec. 19. Tentatively, both games are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.