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Taos Tiger Basketball at a glance

By Sheila Miller
sports@taosnews.com
Posted 11/28/18

Coach Chavez managed a winning record and a district championship in his first season as head coach of the Taos Tigers Basketball team.

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Taos Tiger Basketball at a glance

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Colors: Orange, black, white

Coach: Hernando "Nando" Chavez (2nd season)

2017 overall record: 18-11

District 2-4A record: 7-1

2017 District 2-4A teams: Pojoaque Valley Elks, Robertson Cardinals, St. Michael's Horsemen, Taos Tigers, West Las Vegas Dons

2018 (New) District 2-4A teams: Española Valley Sundevils, Los Alamos Hilltoppers, Moriarty Pintos, Pojoaque Valley Elks, Taos Tigers

Key Players

The Taos News will provide a brief on the key players when the team has a final roster.

Taos Tigers current varsity roster:

(Note that roster is subject to change with the end of the football season. A finalized roster will be published when it is available.)

Quinn Moon, senior; Derek Chacon, senior; Martin Jaramillo, senior; Justin Madrid, senior; Husam Khweis, senior; Cruz Martinez, senior; Noah Armijo, sophomore; Abdul Khweis, sophomore, Elias Cruz, Edgar Varela, Josiah Duke

2018 Outlook:

Coach Chavez managed a winning record and a district championship in his first season as head coach of the Taos Tigers Basketball team.

Under Coach "Nando" Chavez, the Tigers scored an average of 65.4 points over their 29 game 2017/1028 season, a remarkable improvement over the season before during which they broke 61 points only once.

Defensively the Tigers allowed an average of 59.7 points per game.

The 2018 Tigers are an experienced team. If they can continue the trajectory they took up last season, they will be very strong. With the new districting, it will be somewhat like a second consecutive year of starting again. But, starting fresh served them well last year. Perhaps it will again.

2018 Tigers basketball schedule

Bold - denotes home game.

* - denotes District 2-4A game

(All home games to take place at Otero Gymnasium and all times are approximate. Time given is for the varsity game, where applicable. Other teams typically play earlier.)

Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Taos Invitational (V) TBA: First game vs. Questa today at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 4 at Capital High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Dec. 7 at Portales High School (C/JV/V) 6 p.m.

Dec. 11 Aztec High School (C/JV/V) 6 p.m.

Dec. 21 Bloomfield High School (C/JV/V) TBA

Dec. 26-28 at STU Clark Tournament (V) TBA

Jan. 2-5 at Ruidoso Shootout (V) TBA

Jan. 9 Bernalillo High School (C/V) 7 p.m.

Jan. 11 St. Pius X High School (C/V) 7 p.m.

Jan. 17-19 at Hope Tournament (V) TBA

Jan. 22 at Questa High School (Taos JV at Questa V) (JV) 7 p.m.

Jan. 26 Pojoaque High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Jan. 29 at Moriarty High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 1 Los Alamos High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 7 at Espanola High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 12 at Pojoaque High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 15 Moriarty High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 21 at Los Alamos High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 23 Espanola High School (C/JV/V) 7 p.m.

Feb. 25-Mar. 2 District Tournament (V) TBA

Scheduled game dates, times, opponents and locations are subject to changes, updates, postponements, delays and cancellations.

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