Prep basketball: Clovis nets improbable comeback

CNJ staff

ALBUQUERQUE — With two minutes left in the game on Friday night at Sandia, the Clovis boys basketball team appeared dead and buried.

The Cats were down 12 points, staring at the No. 4 seed in the upcoming District 4-5A Tournament and three wins from qualifying for the state playoffs.

The Cats then busted out of the casket with almost possessed shooting. Tigg Bunton’s shot with no time left capped a 14-0 run and gave Clovis a 58-56 win.

In the run freshman Jaden Isler came off the bench to nail two 3-pointers and Bunton added five of his team-high 20 points. Senior gaurd John Props started off the streak with a 3-pointer.

With Hobbs beating Carlsbad 72-64 on Friday, Clovis (21-5, 5-3) will have the No. 3 seed in the district tournament.

The Cats will host the winner beween Monday’s Sandia and Carlsbad game in Albuquerque.

Matador senior guard Corie Trujillo had a game-high 24 points. Brothers Nate and David Kanyinda had 13 and 11 points, respectively, for Sandia (14-10, 4-4).

— Game information provided by KCLV broadcast