Sunday, March 17, 2013

Championship Saturday: Aggies win WAC, Bulldawgs win state championship

It was a busy day — make that week — for Las Cruces sports, namely it's local basketball programs.

The New Mexico State Aggies won their third WAC Tournament in four years, knocking off Texas-Arlington 64-55, and will be headed back to the NCAA Tournament. Who they face will be determined on Sunday, when the athletics department hosts an NCAA Selection Show watch party. All are invited to attend at The Game Sports Bar and Grill.

In the high school ranks, the Las Cruces Bulldawgs played a superb game to beat Clovis 61-49 in their Class 5A State Championship affair. For the Bulldawgs, it was their first state title in 37 years — since 1976 to be exact.

Unfortunately, their weren't three titles in one day, as the Mayfield girls basketball team fell short to a talented Clovis team in their championship contest.

Below is a video of Las Cruces High storming The Pit in Albuquerque following their championship win, which was finished off by an exclamation point from former Aggies, and current LCHS coach, William Benjamin. Yes, it was a good time for the victors on this Saturday:

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