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NMMI Colts fall at home to Texico


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It was another slow start at home by the Colt basketball team, giving Texico a lopsided road win, 61-33.

The Wolverines – a team with seven returners from last season’s squad that made it to the Class 3A State Semifinals – dominated the first and third quarters, outscoring NMMI by nine and 14 points during those periods, thanks to a combination of 20 points by the game’s high scorer, Texico’s Dalton Thatcher, and 14 points and 11 rebounds by teammate Nathan Phipps.

After seeing themselves down 14-5 after the first, the Colts went on a brief run to start the second half, cutting Texico’s lead down to six, 15-9.

But that was as close as NMMI would get: they trailed 24-11 at the half, then 42-15 after another Wolverine offensive explosion in the third.

In a fourth quarter plagued by fouls, the two teams traded fast-break baskets and numerous free throws, with Texico taking the final period, 19-18.

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NMMI’s top scorer was junior point guard Hector Reyna with 15. Junior forward Nigel Grubbs was top rebounder for the Colts with six.

With the loss, NMMI moves to 1-2 on the season, with two more games before the Holiday break: at home vs. Goddard on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., and then again at home vs. Hagerman on Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m.