Last year Moriarty High School’s girls basketball team got swept by St. Pius X and lost two out of three to Albuquerque Academy. But after last Friday’s 40-32 win at Academy, the Lady Pintos not only made it a clean sweep over both schools, they swept Grants as well to finish 6-0 in District 5-5A. Friday the Lady Pintos will host the winner of the St. Pius vs. Grants game for the district championship.

After rolling to a 93-76 win last Friday over visiting Cuba in the regular-season finale, Estancia’s boys basketball team lost 83-73 Monday to Laguna-Acoma in the district tournament.

The Lady Bears beat NACA 46-23 in Monday’s district tournament first-round.

Mountainair’s girls basketball team won 50-37 last Friday at To’hajiilee.

Manzano’s boys play tonight at La Cueva in the first round of the District 2-6A tournament.

East Mountain’s boys basketball team lost last Friday at Portales, 69-20;

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the Timberwolves played Tuesday at NMMI in the first round of the District 4-4A tournament after The Independent went to print.

East Mountain’s girls lost 57-8 at Portales; the Lady T’Wolves play tonight at Ruidoso in the first round of the district tournament.

The New Mexico Activities Association Foundation awarded scholarships to two area athletes: Estancia High’s Leanne Calhoon was only one of two student athletes awarded the $2,500 Extraordinary Participation Scholarship for excelling in athletics, activities, and academics.

East Mountain High’s Matthew Bedeaux won a $1,000 Activities Scholarship.

Both recipients will be recognized during the state basketball championships March 8-12.

Moriarty High’s ninth annual truck raffle to benefit the athletic department got underway last week. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any MESD coach or student athlete. Top prizes include a 2014 Chevy Silverado. Call 832-5951 for more information.

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