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Matchups With NM State, New Mexico Highlight Basketball “Rivalry Week”

The UTEP men’s basketball team will return to the friendly confines of the Don Haskins Center for a season-long nine-game homestand starting on Monday.

The Miners will play three home games in six days next week, beginning with Lamar on Monday, Nov. 27 (7 p.m.), and continuing with arch-rivals NM State on Thursday, Nov. 30 (8 p.m.) and New Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 2 (7 p.m.).

The late tip-off for NM State is due to the UTEP women hosting New Mexico at 5:30 p.m. One ticket price, starting as low as $8, will get fans into both games.

Lamar posted 19 victories last season and participated in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The Cardinals have four starters back and are picked to win the Southland Conference by some preseason publications. They opened the season with a 74-67 victory at Tulsa and will carry a 4-1 record to El Paso following a 105-67 rout of Southern University (New Orleans) on Wednesday.

Monday is “Cure the Monday Blues & Blue Out The Don” night, and fans are asked to wear blue to the game. The first 500 fans will receive free hot dogs, and halftime will feature a jazz performance by the Jesus Castillo Trio.

On Thursday, wear orange and “Orange Out the Don for the Battle of I-10.” Come right after work and watch the UTEP women, under the direction of first-year coach Kevin Baker, battle UNM. The first 500 fans at the men’s game will receive orange t-shirts, and orange Foam Fingers will also be given away. The Alchemy Karate Group will perform at halftime.

On Saturday, wear white and “White Out the Don for an Old Rival” as the New Mexico Lobos will make their first appearance in the Don Haskins Center since January of 2008. The first 500 fans will receive white t-shirts.

The Lamar game is sponsored by Albertsons and Entravision. NM State is sponsored by Albertsons, All State and First Light Federal Credit Union. New Mexico is sponsored by Albertsons, All State and GECU.

FirstLight Federal Credit Union is the sponsor of the UTEP-NM State rivalry.

Call 747-5234 for tickets.

Youth Organization Aims to Build Local Talent, Compete Nationally

The Supers Organization has plans to expand Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) by starting its organization’s first all girls youth basketball team. The Supers currently has a co-ed team comprised of 10 and 11 year old kids and plans to retain coaches and players as the AAU program grows.

“As an organization we already offer American Youth Football, baseball and USATF track. By adding AAU basketball to our program, we want to increase the competitive learning experiences for our local youth as they go against national teams and talent,’ said  Supers Organization President, Isaac Clark.

To ensure as successful and sustainable program, the Supers have also brought on board Coach Orlando Hairston who has a proven track record on delivering winning results. Coach Hairston has been coaching for over 15 years and has produced multiple local and national basketball tournament champions.

“I’ve been blessed to coach some amazing talent and understand what it takes to get the best out of these players. The program we are building locally, will help develop our girls with the necessary experience and skills to compete nationally,” said Coach Orlando Hairston.

Tryouts for Supers all girls team ages 9 thru 11 will be held on Wednesday, December 7 starting at 6pm at Butler Gym, located at 14251 Ralph Seitsinger, El Paso, TX 79938.

If you have a daughter who would like to try out or have questions, please call or text the Supers at (915)240-5571.

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