Local briefs: NMMI men fall by 1 to FPC

Posted on 27 January 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

The New Mexico Military Institute men’s basketball team got one final crack in a back-and-forth Western Junior College Athletic Conference affair on Thursday, but couldn’t pull out a win.

Jeff Fields missed a 6-foot jumper with a second left in the second half and Frank Phillips escaped Cahoon Armory with a 71-70 win over the Broncos.

NMMI led 70-69 with two minutes left, but a Fields miss and a pair of Bronco turnovers allowed the Plainsmen to stay within one.


After an FPC (9-11, 1-3 WJCAC) timeout with 22 seconds left, Earl Hill cleaned up a Ronald Scott miss with a putback to put the Plainsmen ahead by a point on the game’s 13th lead change.

On the ensuing Bronco possession, NMMI called a timeout with three seconds left to set up the final play.

Fields penetrated the lane and got a contested look at a short jumper, but couldn’t convert.

Juwan Newman’s double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds led the Broncos (8-10, 1-3). A.J. Peralta also had a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards and Royce Williams poured in 13 points.

Taquan McDew led three Plainsmen in double figures with 18. Hill had a double-double with 15 points and 12 boards and Scott added 10 points. Alex Zivkovic grabbed 11 rebounds.

Girls basketball

NMMI 45, Roswell C 28

Caitlin Duree and Lia Herrera combined to score 28 points and the Institute girls improved to 11-2 on the year with a win over the Roswell C team, Thursday.

“We played pretty good,” said Colt coach Marisha Olesinski. “Our defense was pretty good and solid today.

“(The girls) really hustled and stole the ball quite a few times. Pretty much, our defense turned into good offense for us today.”

Duree led the Colts with 15 points and Herrera added 13.

Goddard JV 50,Hagerman 46

HAGERMAN — Hagerman built a 29-19 halftime lead, but couldn’t hang on in a loss to the Goddard junior varsity team, Thursday.

“We played well in the first half and then we just kind of let our guard down and didn’t put up much of a fight really,” said Bobcat coach Justin Gossett. “We just didn’t put our best effort forward might be the way to put it.”

Jessica Rodriguez nailed four triples en route to 16 points to lead the Bobcats (6-13). Lori Gossett added 14.

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