Peñasco picks up first loss, looks ahead to NRG Tournament

By Matthew Narvaiz
sports@taosnews.com
Posted 1/2/20

The Lady Panthers endured their first defeat on Thursday (Dec. 19) when they faced Class 4A Bernalillo, and lost by just one point.

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Peñasco picks up first loss, looks ahead to NRG Tournament

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The Lady Panthers endured their first defeat on Thursday (Dec. 19) when they faced Class 4A Bernalillo, and lost by just one point.

"The Bernalillo loss refocused us," head coach Mandy Montoya said. "A one point loss reminds you that it's about the details."

But they managed to close out the Ben Lujan Tournament in Pojoaque with two wins, and an 8-1 record overall heading into 2020.

Now, Peñasco has a new year in front of them and a fresh slate of games. The Lady Panthers will once again head back to Pojoaque Valley, this time for the Northern Río Grande Tournament in early January.

Asked what her team has done since the loss, Montoya kept it simple.

"We got back to work doing what we've been doing since May -- getting in the weight room," Montoya said, adding, "working on skill work and focusing on getting better every day. Our focus is on us and we have to trust the process and continue to get better."

In nine games this season, Carly Gonzales, Peñasco's leading scorer, has already had three games of 30 points or more, including multiple other double-digit outings.

At the Northern Río Grande Tournament, teams such as Mora, Pecos, Mesa Vista, McCurdy, Questa and Escalante will all be there.

The Lady Panthers will first face Dulce at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 2). Peñasco enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed.

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