Mesa Vista Trojans Win Season Opener

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Mesa Vista Trojans Win Season Opener

Submitted by Joseph A. Garcia

Albuquerque  – Mesa Vista Boys Basketball traveled to Menual High School on Friday, November 20th, in a Class 2A non district match up to open the 2015 season with a 62-45 win.  Mesa Vista took a 29-19 lead into the half with great shooting by Isaac Baldonado and newcomer Erik Gutierrez whom each  scored 11 points in the first half.   


The game scorecard. Courtesy photo

Menual cut the lead to 5 points early in the 3rd quarter, but then Mesa Vista turned up the defense and on offense attacked the basket. Menual sophomore 6’8” center Michael On kept the Panthers in the game in the second half, but Mesa Vista shooting was just too much for the Panthers.

Nine of the eleven roster players scored. “We are deep, everyone on this team can score” said one of the Trojan players after the game.

Baldonado finished with a team high 18 points and Gutierrez had 14.

Mesa Vista (1-0) travels to Coronado High School on Nov 28th.