Alamogordo High School Boys Basketball Facing Organ Mountain, A Game to Watch Saturday at 2 pm


Alamogordo High School Basketball has been on a role with its senior led team this year, garnering the attention of observers around the state. Organ Mountain High School in Las Cruces is also one of the top ranked teams in New Mexico with high expectations on it to be competitive at state.

The Alamogordo Tiger Boys Alamogordo defeated Centennial High School 52 to 45 in the district 3-5A Tournament Semifinals. Kai Bickham led the Tigers with 14 points, Damiran Smith had 13, Jason Warren with 12. The Tiger's record is now 18 and 9, 

They will play at Organ Mountain on Saturday at 2 PM in the Tournament Championship Game in a game, schools around the state are watching. 

Alamogordo is ranked number 2 in the district and Organ Mountain High School is ranked number 1. The Organ Mountain Knights have their eyes on a 5A District 3 championship trophy, but they also have bigger goals. The Tigers from Alamogordo are a senior led team, with six seniors on the roster and the only team in the district to beat the Knights last year. 

 Last year the Organ Mountain Boys came up short against Volcano Vista in the NMAA State Semi-Finals, losing that game by a score of 48-46. This year, Coach Gonzales and company feel they have the seniors and bench to take a step closer to raising the blue state championship trophy.

Per a statement from the coach in the Las Cruces Bulletin, "last year, I wouldn’t even want to talk about a state championship: We got to win district first,” Gonzales said. This year we kind of solidified ourselves as one of the teams to win the district. But last year we kind of made an impression on not just the district, but the rest of the state as far as what we got coming back and we put people on notice as far as, ‘Hey, you’re going to have to watch out for us.”

Of course before  Organ Mountain can talk about state championships they have to get past the roar of the Tigers. Expectations are high on both team for a competitive and entertaining game. Check the game out at Organ Mountain on Saturday at 2 PM in the Tournament Championship Game.

More News from Alamogordo
I'm interested
I disagree with this
This is unverified