Knights get off to fast start, avoid late scare to top Trojans

Feb 1, 2011 Read more: Las Cruces Sun-News 60
Defense and rebounding wins championships. So far, it's gotten the Onate Knights a No. Read more

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#21 Feb 2, 2011
At The Game wrote:
All I can say is that Arrieta and Ybarra cannot hang with the point guards of Onate.Don't know where the hype came that they were great guards. They looked liked deers when the headlights are coming towards them. Scared straight. They can't hang with them. To freakin slow. Wait till they play them at Onate. Maybe this will pull the plug on them and get rid of Morrow and Casillas.
One brush with glory for the nites and they think they define basketball greatness. Just a prediction: OHS will not win the district tournament, let alone state.
Ooops

Las Vegas, NM

#22 Feb 2, 2011
100 yrs wrote:
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Hey Carlsbad, how's the.....um,,,hmmmm,,,let's talk about the,,,,,,the caverns! That's right you have the caverns!
I think they have several several miles of land contaminated by nuclear waste too.
Local Yokel

Las Vegas, NM

#23 Feb 2, 2011
Trojan Pride wrote:
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Put together a couple of successful seasons then get back to me. Morrow gets the most out of his players. You have two good players and don't get much out of anyone else. When you lose your two guards, you'll be back to playing like Gadsden...and losing.
Not sure about your Morrow comment. I do think this just might be the Knights year, if not, I'm afraid it's back to the district cellar for them. The rest of their team has not been impressive or shown much of anything. Doesn't look good for next year that's for sure.

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#24 Feb 2, 2011
Local Yokel wrote:
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Not sure about your Morrow comment. I do think this just might be the Knights year, if not, I'm afraid it's back to the district cellar for them. The rest of their team has not been impressive or shown much of anything. Doesn't look good for next year that's for sure.
Hasn't Morrow taken the Trojans to the state finals two out of the last four years?
Lucky32

Whittier, CA

#25 Feb 2, 2011
Ya but Onate an went too the state champion ship doe 2002.....cruces hasn't been too state in a min
Lucky32

Whittier, CA

#26 Feb 2, 2011
An mayfield.....Onate berly went on a lil stretch we're dey wernt good Knights hav been good since the 90s till 2003. 03 dey went too regionals

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#27 Feb 2, 2011
Lucky32 wrote:
Ya but Onate an went too the state champion ship doe 2002.....cruces hasn't been too state in a min
that was when onate was playing in class 4A small school category tho, not 5A.
Lucky32

Whittier, CA

#28 Feb 2, 2011
I wanna kno why everybody always smashn on 4a I didn't hear anybody talkn wen "onate 4a" was woopn 5a schools come on now it don't matter dey was hoopin Onate was fa sure the best basketball team in cruces... I give props for onate now dey doin der thang ya dig
MHS Parent

Las Cruces, NM

#29 Feb 2, 2011
Just Me wrote:
It's great any time Mayfield loses AT ANYTHING. They are SO ARROGANT!!! I root for out-of-town teams even rather than them--and I graduated from MHS in 1977. Still despise them!
Uh....get over it already! Sorry you had a bad high school experience, but it's time to put your big boy pants on and grow up!
grammer

Las Cruces, NM

#30 Feb 2, 2011
Lucky32 wrote:
I wanna kno why everybody always smashn on 4a I didn't hear anybody talkn wen "onate 4a" was woopn 5a schools come on now it don't matter dey was hoopin Onate was fa sure the best basketball team in cruces... I give props for onate now dey doin der thang ya dig
What language are you speaking?
Lucky32

Whittier, CA

#31 Feb 2, 2011
Sorry went too Onate we're we just hoop an not worrie bout spellin typical white person Goooooooo Knightz lol

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#32 Feb 2, 2011
grammer wrote:
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What language are you speaking?
I think it's "Knight-speak"
Lucky32

Whittier, CA

#33 Feb 2, 2011
Coach Robinson best cruces coach ever....unless coach perez can bring home a state ship to Onate yaaa dig
Not hardly

Santa Fe, NM

#34 Feb 2, 2011
Robinson coached for many years at Onate, and accomplished very little. He had the best talent in Las Cruces in the late 90's with Trotter, Crooks, Smith, Sweat, and many more. He also had a 6'9" Mexican kid and a 6'7" kid from Africa. He was the beneficiary of "little brothers " of Aggies transferring in, and eventually got the program put on probation.Even then, he had his hands full with Alamogordo and Geyer, and at the time, with Deming, who had a very tough program for a few years in the late 90's when they were in our district. I think their coach was Pason, or Peyton? Alamogordo , Onate and Deming tied for the district title two years in a row and both years Deming lost the coin toss and had to play through the district. Alamogordo was the only team to make noise at state. Onate got drilled by 35 in the first round. Deming actually beat Clovis one year .
Robinson never did anything after that, except with a transfer (Hamilton) from Silver and a weaker class(4A). So actually, my money is on Morrow, who consistently has been able to overachieve with his program.

Overall, the district is not what it was in the 90's , not even close.

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#35 Feb 2, 2011
Lucky32 wrote:
Sorry went too Onate we're we just hoop an not worrie bout spellin typical white person Goooooooo Knightz lol
Well put. Pretty well sums it up.
nm native

Albuquerque, NM

#36 Feb 2, 2011
GrecianFormula2 wrote:
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that was when onate was playing in class 4A small school category tho, not 5A.
And they slaughtered both LCHS and the Trojans that year!!!! BOTH times they Played them!!!!

They had 2 loses that year,,,one in the state championship game and against a team from Washington DC in an El Paso Tournament.
NM Native too

Santa Fe, NM

#37 Feb 2, 2011
Yea, Cruces High and Mayfield were down a couple of years about that time. Cruces has not exactly set the world on fire in basketball in years. As for Onate, they went on to lose to Santa Fe Capitol , who had moved up from 3A and was loaded with 5'6" local kids! lol. I agree that Onate had talent, way way way way way more than Capitol. That is my point. Robinson was so outcoached it was embarrassing. lol

Since: Jan 10

Albuquerque, NM

#38 Feb 2, 2011
nm native wrote:
<quoted text>And they slaughtered both LCHS and the Trojans that year!!!! BOTH times they Played them!!!!
They had 2 loses that year,,,one in the state championship game and against a team from Washington DC in an El Paso Tournament.
Listen, I'm not making excuses for LCHS or MHS...the Knights won 4A that year. My point, which evidently was lost, was "how might they have done in the 5A bracket that year?" About that same time, OHS won the state 4A football title, and MHS beat them 30-0 in the intra-city rivalry. There is a boatload of difference between 4A and 5A as far as depth of quality goes year-in and year-out. Maybe they would have won 5A too, but the fact they crushed the Dawgs and Trojans that year doesn't necessarily qualify them to be 5A champs too.
Local Yokel

Las Vegas, NM

#39 Feb 2, 2011
GrecianFormula2 wrote:
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Hasn't Morrow taken the Trojans to the state finals two out of the last four years?
Hey old man... I'll type slow so you can follow along... "I don't know about Morrow..." that's why I said, "I don't know about Morrow..."
nm native

Albuquerque, NM

#40 Feb 2, 2011
NM Native too wrote:
Yea, Cruces High and Mayfield were down a couple of years about that time. Cruces has not exactly set the world on fire in basketball in years. As for Onate, they went on to lose to Santa Fe Capitol , who had moved up from 3A and was loaded with 5'6" local kids! lol. I agree that Onate had talent, way way way way way more than Capitol. That is my point. Robinson was so outcoached it was embarrassing. lol
Onate did not lose to SFC in 02. They lost to Kirtland Central and a School from Washington DC. I will agree with you that Robinson was not the best coach.

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