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McClave post Emily Melgosa tries to make a move against the defense of Eads’ Anna Wollert during Hi-Plains action in Eads on Friday, Feb. 2. The Lady Cards got the win 55-33 behind 10 points and 5 rebounds from Melgosa.
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#1 State-Ranked McClave Girls Hold Firm Grip of First Place in High Plains League Standings


By John Contreras

February 9, 2024

The McClave Lady Cardinals continue to hold a firm grip of the top spot in the High Plains League standings with only two weeks left in the regular season.

McClave, who was ranked #2 in the Class 1A state rankings, has moved back to #1 this week.

The Lady Cardinals are 4-0 in league play and 13-1 overall and riding a four-game winning streak.

This week, McClave has a date with Kit Carson on Thursday, Feb. 8 in McClave.

It will mark the final league game for the Lady Cardinals.

A win for McClave would officially seal the league crown for the Lady Cardinals.

Kit Carson sits in second place in the league standings with a 2-1 league record and 10-5 overall.

The Lady Wildcats are on a two-game losing streak following a 40-30 loss to Idalia on Feb. 3 and a 51-47 loss to Evangelical Christian Academy on Monday, Feb. 5.

McClave owns a 45-22 win over Kit Carson which came in the championship game of the Lamar Holiday tournament in mid-December.

McClave is coming off a 55-33 victory over the #6 state-ranked Eads Lady Eagles on Friday, Feb. 2.

The Lady Cardinals had a home game with Sierra Grande scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 13 but the game was postponed due to weather and will be played on Feb. 17.

Following the game with Kit Carson, the Lady Cardinals will travel to play the Fleming Lady Wildcats (10-4) on Friday, Feb. 9.

Granada Bobcats

The Granada Lady Bobcats are currently 3-0 and 6-8 in the High Plains League.

Granada lost to Cheyenne Wells, 49-15, in a league contest on Feb. 2.

The Lady Bobcats hosted Walsh out of the Arkansas Valley League and won 53-17 on Saturday, Feb. 3 in Granada.

The win ended a four-game losing streak for the Lady Bobcats.

No Granada statistics were available.

This week, Granada visits Kim/Branson out of the Ark Valley League on Thursday, Feb. 8.

The Lady Bobcats will then turn around and travel to Cheraw in a league outing on Friday, Feb. 9.

McClave post Emily Melgosa tries to make a move against the defense of Eads' Anna Wollert during Hi-Plains action in Eads on Friday, Feb. 2. The Lady Cards got the win 55-33 behind 10 points and 5 rebounds from Melgosa. Taylor Meston/TM Arrow Photography

 

Wiley Panthers

The Wiley Lady Panthers continue to struggle. The Lady Panthers are 2-1 in league play and 3-11 overall in the Ark Valley Conference.

Wiley is coming off a 62-18 loss to Cheyenne Wells on Feb. 1 and a 48-18 loss to Eads on Feb. 3.

The Lady Panthers are averaging just 24.2 points a game.

Wiley is back in action at Bethune on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Class 2A Santa Fe League

In the Class 2A Santa Fe League, it’s been a rollercoaster season for the Holly Lady Wildcats.

The Lady Wildcats are 3-6 in the league standings and 7-9 overall.

In games last week, Holly lost to Swink, 48-34, on

Thursday, Feb. 1.

No statistics were reported for the game.

The Lady Wildcats got back in the win column with a 59-17 road victory at Walsenburg on Saturday, Feb. 3.

No statistics were reported for the game.

Holly hosted the 2A #4 state-ranked Hoehne Lady Farmers the top team in the league standings.

The Lady Wildcats came out to take a 16-12 lead after the first quarter before things unraveled.

Hoehne responded to outscore Holly, 19-2, in the second quarter to put the game out of reach and went on to post a 75-35 victory.

Janae Ramos scored a game-high 23 points for the Lady Farmer. E. Gutierrez added 16 and Alessa Cantoria added 14.

With the win, Hoehne remained undefeated with a 9-0 record in league play and 13-2 overall. The Lady Farmers are riding a 10-game winning streak.

Holly will host games against Rocky Ford (8-8) on Friday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. and against Cheyenne Wells on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.

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