Local briefs: Broncos topple Clarendon at Cahoon

Posted on 26 February 2012 by the Roswell Daily Record

NMMI improved to 12-15 with a 94-83 win over Clarendon on Saturday.

The Broncos started off slow as Clarendon raced out to an 8-2 lead, but they battled back and tied the game at 13 with a field goal by A.J. Peralta.

Clarendon briefly regained the lead when Denzil Zackery went 1 of 2 from the charity stripe, but NMMI took its first lead on its ensuing possession on a deuce from Joshua Gener.

There were three ties and three lead changes in the next few minutes, but NMMI took the lead for good after a Royce Williams bucket. The Williams deuce gave the Broncos a 24-22 lead, which sparked a 19-9 run that pushed the Bronco lead to 10.


NMMI led 43-36 at the break and continued its hot streak. The Broncos started the second half on a 31-17 run and Clarendon didn’t get closer than 11 the rest of the way.

Juwan Newman had a monster game for the Broncos as he poured in a game-high 33 points, snared 16 rebounds and swatted five shots. Tyler Gaskins chipped in with 22 points, seven assists and two steals for NMMI.

College baseball

NMMI 3-14, Dodge City CC 2-19

NMMI split a doubleheader with Dodge City Community College on Saturday.

The Broncos picked up their second win of the season in Game 1 behind the pitching of Abdel Rivera, who didn’t factor in the decision.

Rivera went eight innings while allowing seven hits and two earned runs.

Dodge City took the lead in the top of the third when Conor Ross hit a two-run inside-the-park homer that gave his team a 2-0 lead.

NMMI’s Steven De La Cruz led off the third with a triple and scored on a groundout by Ariel Suriel to make the score 2-1.

The Broncos drew even in the sixth on an RBI-single from Tyler Gibson.

NMMI won the game in the ninth inning. Gibson started the inning off with a triple and Pedro Taveras drove him home with a single.

In Game 2, the Broncos jumped out to a 6-1 lead after the first inning, but Dodge City tied it with a five-run second.

The Broncos reclaimed the lead in the home half of the second when Taveras scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-6.

Dodge City scored twice in the fourth to take the lead, but NMMI plated three in the bottom of the inning to take a 10-8 lead.

Dodge City took the lead for good with seven runs in the fifth and tacked on four insurance runs in the seventh inning.

NMMI scored two runs in the fifth and seventh.

Gibson led NMMI with four hits in Game 2, while Johnny Garrett and Taveras each collected three hits for the Broncos (2-12).

Men’s tennis

Hardin-Simmons 7,  NMMI 2

ABILENE, Texas — NMMI fell to Hardin-Simmons on Saturday.

The Broncos’ wins came from Deva Reddy who won 6-4, 6-0 at third singles, and the doubles team of Reddy and Yang Yang won 8-3 at second doubles.

The loss dropped NMMI to 3-4.

Boys tennis


CARLSBAD — The Goddard boys tennis team placed fourth with 38 points at the Carlsbad Invitational on Saturday.

All six of the Rockets’ singles players earned points. Those players were Konnor Kundomal (consolation champion; first singles), Tristan Collar (third place; second singles), Darren Powers (third place; third singles), Eric Lamm (third place; fourth singles), Derek Collins (third place; fifth singles) and Martin Joyce (third place; sixth singles).

Doubles points came from the teams of Kundomal and Powers (third place; first doubles), Lamm and Collar (consolation champion; second doubles) and Joyce and Collins (third place; third doubles).

Goddard coach Joe Harton said that he was pleased with how his team played.

“I was really pleased with the first day of singles (Friday),” he said. “Five out of the six were on the championship side. I thought they all did really well. Connor bounced back really well. They all finished up really good.”

Girls tennis


CARLSBAD —  The Goddard girls tennis team placed fifth at the Carlsbad Invitational on Saturday.

Gabby Joyce (third place; first singles), Lexi Cassels (consolation champion; third singles) and Anisha Suri (consolation champion; sixth singles) all earned points for the Rockets in singles play.

Goddard’s three doubles teams of Joyce and Cassels (first place; first doubles), Shannon DuCharme and Katie Hillman (fourth place; second doubles) and Wittney Bates and Sabah Osamani (consolation champion; third doubles) all earned points for the Rockets.

Goddard coach Becky Joyce said her team played well considering the competition.

“We competed pretty well,” she said. “There were two teams from Texas and two 5A teams. I was pretty pleased with how we played. I thought we could have done a little bit better in singles, but it was good.”

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