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Anthony Padilla, seen here in the 2020 District 2-4A Championship Game, is one of the 2021 season's early superstars.

TAOS 72, AZTEC 35

The Taos Tigers Boys’ Basketball team took to the court in Aztec on Monday (April 5) to play the Aztec Tigers. THS took home a decisive win in the blowout victory and advanced their record to an undefeated 3-0.

The star of the night was #32 Anthony Padilla, whose 9 points on 3 Field Goals, 100-percent Free Throw Percentage, and 2 rebounds helped boost the Taos Tigers to 72 points – more than double their opponents.’

Other standout stars for THS were the game's top scorer, #50 Deamon Ely who put 16 points on the board, and #11 Isiah Jeantete, who sank two baskets from beyond the three-point arch. On the defensive end of the floor, #2 Devin Archuleta dominated in the post with 3 rebounds.

The Taos Tigers look to keep their undefeated season going at Home on Wednesday night (April 7) against Raton and again on the road at Pojoaque Valley on Saturday (April 10) at 7 p.m.

March 30, 2021

TAOS 70, BERNALILLO 67

The THS Tigers Boys’ Basketball team won a nail-biter on the parquet courts of Bernalillo on March 30 to take their second victory of the season. The Bernalillo Spartans sank to 0-1 in what amounted to their 2021 home opener.

With the lead shifting back and forth and the Bernalillo Spartans giving it everything they had, the Tigers stepped up every aspect of their game. The scoring leader, Anthony Padilla, sank 9 field goals on 16 attempts and ended the night with a staggering 24 points. Edgar Varela was right behind him with 16 points and Josiah Duke with 15.

Padilla dominated on the defensive end as well, with 5 rebounds on the night.

March 27, 2021

TAOS 80, W. LAS VEGAS 67

The Taos High School Tigers opening game of the 2021 Boys Basketball season was much closer than the final score may indicate. Even so, the Tigers took home their first victory in their first game back.

Senior Anthony Padilla immediately established himself as the leader of the team and the night’s most dominant scorer, with 24 points. Helping boost the Tigers to their victory were Isiah Jeantete (18 points), and Josiah Duke (12 points), both of whom had big nights.

On the defensive end, the team was unstoppable under the basket. Josiah Duke’s 8 rebounds lead the team, but Padilla and Mondragon both had 5 and Estevan Cantu came down with 4 to help the Tiger’s effort.

The Tigers are off to a red hot start at 1-0 against a tough opponent.

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