Also slated for District 6 Girls Tournament action tonight is the Las Animas Lady Trojans vs. Crowley County Lady Chargers. The game will be played in Las Animas. The Trojans come in as the #4 seed in the District and will host the #5 Lady Chargers.Both teams look to advance to Otero Junior College on Thursday for the District Semi-Finals. Win and you go on, lose and track season begins.
Las Animas started off the year strong, they had a strong start in the Santa Fe League. Then things began to drop off but none the less they come in as the 4 seed and have the home court advantage. Crowley County comes in as the #5 Seed, Crowley ended the season with a nail biting loss to Rocky Ford, and looks to take some of that aggression out on Las Animas.
The Trojans and Chargers have met twice this season, with Las Animas taking both. They first met on December 18th, the game was in Ordway. The Trojans escaped the game with an 8 point victory, the final score was 41-33. Crowley County had the lead headed into the half but Las Animas stormed back with a huge second half holding Crowley to only 11 points all half. Leading scorers for the game were: Sahara Snead of Las Animas with 15 points, and Annie Brewer for Crowley with 7 points.
The second meeting between the two was in Las Animas on January 30th, the Trojans ran away with a 47-29 victory. The Trojans score double digits in 3 of the 4 quarters and took the game without a problem from Crowley. Las Animas got out to the early lead and never looked back. Leading scorers for each team were: Katie Schwartz of Crowley County with 10 points, and Angelica Melendez of Las Animas with 10.
Look for the game to be close throughout, and once again free throws to decide the winner. The team getting to the line the most is going to end up coming away with a victory. Remember it is a win or go home game. Win and you move on to play at OJC on Thursday.
Players to Watch For:
Las Animas– Sahara Snead & Haylie Stwalley
Crowley County– Clara Whitehead & Aisha Reed