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Bobcats outgun Colts at home 41-32

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Stop-and-pop shot by NMMI’s Hector Reyna over the block attempt by Hagerman’s Osbaldo Najera. (NMMI Sports Press Photo)

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Thursday evening the NMMI Colt basketball team (1-4) took on the Hagerman Bobcats (2-2) and fell by a final score of 41-32.

Both teams had a rough start offensively from the field. Hagerman was 3/12 with a .250 shooting percentage while NMMI was 6/17 for .353, slightly edging out the Bobcats in the first quarter and resulting in an NMMI lead to end the period 10-7.

Despite being up by five early in the second quarter, Hagerman went on an 8-2 run thanks to Osbaldo Najera scoring the remaining points for the Bobcats and NMMI only scored five points in the half. Hagerman had a slight lead over NMMI heading into halftime 16-15.

The Bobcats picked right up right where they left off as they extended their lead by six late in the third. The offensive sorrows continued for NMMI as their first point came with 2:52 remaining in the third by a Nigel Grubbs free-throw. Hagerman built a 31-20 lead heading into the fourth.

Hagerman started off the fourth with a three-pointer by Najera to extend the lead to 34-20. NMMI cut the lead to eight by back-to-back buckets by Christopher Blair and Caleb Newman to make the score 34-26, but a three-pointer by Chris Manz shifted the momentum in the Bobcats favor.

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Hagerman’s Najera had a game-high of 21 points and Chris Manz put in eight.

Blair led NMMI with 12 points and 6 rebounds, while Hector Reyna added seven.

NMMI has concluded the 2017 portion of their season and will be on the road against Dexter Jan. 9.