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Bulldogs and Lady Dogs split on road

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Los Alamos — In Los Alamos, senior Chaney Hardt had 23 and junior Cody Smith had 14 and senior Joe Willingham had 10 as the Artesia Bulldogs (10-5) lost to the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Friday night (9-7) 70-62.

“I was proud of the guys,” said Michael Mondragon Artesia’s head coach.

Los Alamos had a 15-10 advantage at the end of the opening period. The Bulldogs were able to outscore the Hilltoppers 13-4 in the second. In the third period, Los Alamos turned on the offense outscoring Artesia 28-16 and then in the fourth quarter it was a draw with both teams scoring 23 points apiece.

“We just didn’t put four good quarters together,” Mondragon said.

He added the Bulldogs will need a short memory as they play at Albuquerque Del Norte this afternoon.

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Artesia Lady Dogs 65 Santa Teresa 20

At Santa Teresa, senior Gracie Puentes had 15 points and three others had nine points as Artesia (8-7) swept the season series.

The Lady Dogs opened the season Nov. 28 with a 61-24 win over Santa Teresa (4-13) at the Bulldog Pit.

Jeff Houghtaling, Artesia’s head coach said the game was never close as the visitors had a 19-4 lead at the end of the opening period. The Lady Dogs outscored Santa Teresa 16-2 at the end of the second and in the second half Artesia continued to outpace the home squad.

“We executed the game plan real well,” Houghtaling said. “We played well on the defensive end.”

Artesia hosts Albuquerque Academy today at 2:30 p.m. at the Bulldog Pit.