DOUBLE DOSE OF VICTORY.Byline: JAMES BARRON
ALBUQUERQUE -- Derek Montoya understands the gift of receiving.
The 6-foot-4 graduate of Artesia High School Artesia High School is a public high school in Lakewood, California, with a student population of around 1,900. It is one of the five high schools in the ABC Unified School District and is recognized for its diverse student body, its magnet programs, and nationally recognized has been on the other end of alley-oop plays. On Thursday night, he relished in the giving part.
It was all in the effort to get the ball to 6-6 post Juhreece Thompson from Hobbs.
Three times, Montoya lobbed to Thompson.
Three times, Thompson converted as he scored a game-high 29 points to lead the South to a 124-117 overtime win in the Class AAAA-AAAAA North/South All-Star game An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their sports league. The players are often chosen by a popular vote of fans of the sport and the game often occurs at the halfway point of the regular season, although this is not the case for some all-star games at Albuquerque Eldorado High School Eldorado High School may mean:
And for three times, Montoya brimmed brim
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3. A border or an edge. See Synonyms at border. with pride.
"You know what, it's a lot of fun to give 'em," Montoya said. "You see the expression on the person's face. It actually feels good doing that."
Thompson was happy to keep on taking them because he and the rest in the gymnasium gymnasium
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"We all already knew that there was no one on the North side who could hold me down," Thompson said. "We just went ahead and gave me the ball -- I'll be working."
Montoya did just that with 1 minute, 15 seconds to go in regulation, when he threaded a pass through a crowd of about four players to Thompson, who cupped the ball and then dunk it to the delight of the crowd. The play gave the South a 102-101 lead.
Thompson's exuberance extended to the defensive as he block a layup by Ryan Gesiakowski that already hit the glass. A foul was called before Thompson's goaltend, and Gesiakowski hit one free throw to make it 102 all.
The teams exchanged baskets but could not break the not before the buzzer, so it was on to overtime. And Thompson worked some more.
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A turnaround Turnaround
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He matched a pair of Gabe Sanchez free throws with a baseline cut and a layup from -- who else? -- Montoya for 112-107 with 2:34 to go.
The closest the North came was on a 3-pointer from Espanola Valley grad Matthew Brito for 116-112, but there was no stopping the South.
That became evident as Thompson fouled out one post after another.
Gone were Jordan Howard and Alonso Hubbard by the last 2 minutes of overtime, and it rendered the smaller North even smaller proportions.
"I think I was one of the biggest guys," said the 6-0 Brito.
That didn't diminished Brito's performance as he finished with 17, which was good for third-highest for the North.
Hubbard had 23 and Gesiakowski added 20.
The atmosphere of Eldorado did diminish the experience for some players, who were accustomed to playing in The Pit as their prep swan song. Thompson's disdain was for a more personal reason.
"I'd rather play in The Pit because I don't like Eldorado," Thompson said. "They beat us in the first round (of the Class AAAAA AAAAA American Association Against Acronym Abuse
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Brito felt there was one venue that could have sufficed as an alternative.
"I thought we would have it at the Santa Ana Star Center Santa Ana Star Center is an 8,000-seat multipurpose arena in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, a suburb of Albuquerque. It is home to the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League and a possible expansion team in af2, a division of the Arena Football League. or something," Brito said. "But that didn't affect my play. We all came out and wanted to play hard."
Class A-AA: It was a bad portent for the North as a 23-point lead early in the second half was demolished de·mol·ish
tr.v. de·mol·ished, de·mol·ish·ing, de·mol·ish·es
1. To tear down completely; raze.
2. To do away with completely; put an end to.
3. by a 45-18 run that gave the South an 83-79 lead on Jesse Medrano's 3 at the 5:04 mark. It was the last of eight treys the South hit in the second half as they bounced back from a 52-35 deficit.
Mesa Vista's Frankie Giron said the North got away from sharing the ball after building the lead, and the defense grew soft on the perimeter.
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"They just came back in the second half," Giron said. "That's the best in the South, and we knew they were going to come back."
Giron and former Trojan teammate Jaime Cruz Jr. each had 11 points for the North.
Contact James Barron at 986-3045