Photo by Sergio Robali
Americas came into their season finale looking to close out a perfect District 1-6A season, while Socorro came in clinging to a possible playoff berth—tied with Franklin for the fourth and final playoff spot.
After the Bulldogs scored the opening three pointer, the Trailblazers jumped out to an 8-0 run and led 16-5 after the first quarter. Americas kept up their barrage over a Socorro team that kept fighting but still fell short; the Trailblazers led 27-15 at halftime.
The Trailblazers extended their lead to 17points by the end of the third quarter, leading 41-24. The Bulldogs would continue to fight in the fourth quarter, outscoring Americas 12-7 but it wasn’t as the Trailblazers held on for the 48-36 win.
Angel Gutierrez, the Player of the Game, led all scorers with 16 points. Americas closes out their regular season 27-7 overall, 10-0 in district play and the District 1-6A Championship. They will most likely be hosting Frenship in the Bidistrict round next week. Socorro finishes its regular season 13-17 overall, 3-7 in district play.
With Franklin’s loss to Coronado, the two programs will face each other later this week in a play-in game to decide who will represent 1-6A in the Bidistrict round as the fourth seed.
Sergio Robali Reporting