TEXICO— The Texico boys and girls basketball teams claimed championships on Saturday in the Citizens Bank Border Shootout.
In the boys’ title matchup, junior Seth Bailey followed up his 23-point outing in a semifinal win over Farwell with a 25-point effort to help Texico beat Bosque 59-42. Meantime, the Texico girls handed Bovina its first loss of the season in nine games, taking the title with a 52-30 win over the Fillies.
Texico (3-1) jumped on Bosque for a 19-5 lead after one quarter. The Bobcats made a run, outscoring the Wolverines 20-10 in th third quarter to pull to 42-31, but Bailey collected 12 points in the final period to help Texico pull away for good.
Lucas Walthers added 2 points for the Wolverines. Bosque’s high man was 6-foot-9 senior Ryan Schaefer with 16, all but two coming in the second half.
Texico’s girls held Bovina to a 3-pointer by Mayra Gomez in the first quarter. Katlin Luscombe scored six of her game high 14 points to help stake the Lady Wolverines (3-2) to an 8-3 lead at the quarter.
Texico outscored the Fillies 19-6 in the final period to pull away.
Gomez finished with 11 points to lead Bovina.
In other final-round action:
n Junior guard Alex Flores scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to help the Clovis junior varsity beat Farwell 62-50 in the boys third-place game. The Wildcats took control of the game by outscoring the Steers 25-12 in the second quarter for a 10-point halftime cushion.
Sophomore Landry Actkinson led three players in double figures for Farwell (3-4) with 13 points.
n Farwell claimed the girls third-place gamewith a 63-45 win over Springlake-Earth behind seven 3-pointers and 25 points from junior Tiffani Jones. Junior guard Laura Martinez added 20 points, with three 3-pointers.
n Logan beat Bovina 55-43 in the boys’ fifth-place game. Senior Taylor Smith scored 32 points for the Longhorns whilethe Mustangs (4-4) got 16 points from senior Jesus Rocha.
n The Clovis junior varsity beat Mesilla Valley 52-46 for fifth place on the girls side, with Chelsea Wallace and Kayla Ware scoring 13 points each for the Lady Wildcats.
n In seventh-place games, Estancia’s boys edged Logan 50-46, while the Estancia girls topped Springlake-Earth 59-48.