The Las Cruces Invitational included a girls tournament on Saturday, for the first time in the long history of the event.
El Paso Eastwood won the girls tournament, which consisted of wrestlers from 26 schools. El Paso Eastwood won the girls team championship, Las Cruces was fourth and Centennial was fifth.
Las Cruces High’s Alyssa Sedillo placed second at 100 pounds, Chaparral’s Karla Garcia was second at 107 pounds, Mayfield’s Valeria Garcia was second at 126 pounds, Las Cruces High’s Marissa Cervantes was second at 132 pounds, Centennial’s Moena Loewe was second at 152 pounds and Centennial’s Sophia Morgan was second at 185 pounds.
The Las Cruces boys finished fourth in the boys team standings with Rio Rancho Cleveland winning the team championship.
Las Cruces High’s Avery Atma won the 126-pound championship, Centennial’s Tye Barker won the 138-pound bracket, Gadsden’s Tomas Herrera won the 182 pound title.
Las Cruces High’s Elijah Ogas lost to Silver’s Landon Sandoval in the 152-pound championship match.
Las Cruces boys basketball wins tournament title
The Las Cruces boys basketball team cruised to the Joe Armijo Classic tournament field over the weekend in Albuquerque.
The Bulldawgs beat Albuquerque Academy 67-33 in Saturday’s championship game.
Las Cruces guard Deuce Benjamin averaged 33 points per game over the weekend and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
The LCHS girls reached the championship game, but lost 64-46 to Farmington in the championship game. Lila Ashida led the Bulldawgs with 25 points.
Ashida and Emma Christiano were named to the All Tournament team.
The Mayfield girls won a pair of games on Saturday in the Rio Rancho tournament consolation bracket.
The Trojans beat Grants 67-46, led by Felicia Pugh with 15 points. Maggie Salas scored 20 points in a 54-49 win over Clovis.