ALAMOSA — After taking a well-deserved reprieve the teams from the valley are getting back to it this week.
The Centauri Falcons will be open 2018 playing host to Trinidad on Thursday Jan. 4. The girls seem to be on an unstoppable path to the playoffs. As it stands right now Centauri has ripped off 8 straight wins, the latest victim being Sanford in a 52-30 game played on Dec. 21.
Trinidad resides in the 3A Tri-Peaks league. The Miners find themselves at something of a fork in the road. Last year at this point in the season the girls were 5-0 and would eventually go to state. This year the Miners have struggled to a 2-3 record with the priority likely being correcting the skid before even considering post season.
As a team the Miners are registering 23.8 points per game, which is down from last years 39.4. Having lost some weapons the Miners are led in scoring by junior Ally Garduno. The Miners may look to funnel offense through Garduno who has collected 22 points 12 of those coming off three-pointers.
The on the other side of things the Centauri boys have come out of the gate hot taking the number one spot in their home tournament. The boys have six wins to their credit, the last a 50-42 victory over Sanford, and have only suffered two losses.
One loss came at the hands of undefeated La Junta, the other to rival Monte Vista an 83-76 game. With the 6-2 record the Falcons have one of the best winning percentages in the Intermountain League second only to Alamosa.
The Trinidad boy’s team opened their season with the TSJC Invite where they took fourth. The Miners currently own a .500 record and are looking to get over the hump after suffering a 5-15 season last year. Both games will be played on Jan. 4 with the girls slated to start at 5:30 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m.