Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rams Lose Only to Tourney Champs.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

As expected, Rio Rancho fared best among the area's West Side teams when the I-25 summer girls basketball series wrapped up last weekend.

But Cibola, Valley and West Mesa all finished with more-than-respectable records in the 20-game event. The first 10 games were played in Las Cruces last month, and 10 more were played around the area last Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Rams -- whose only losses were to eventual I-25 champ Mayfield -- ended 17-3.

Valley, like Rio Rancho, was able to play each of its games during the northern swing in its home gym. The Vikings took advantage by going 7-3 over the last 10 games for an overall 13-7 record. …

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