Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lady Pintos Turn Their Game Around.(Mountain View)

Byline: Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

Play Improves After Trouble in Las Cruces

A couple of weeks ago, the Moriarty High girls basketball team's game went south.

The Lady Pintos looked like anything but the defending champions of the annual I-25 Tournament as they compiled a modest 2-7 record in Las Cruces.

The two-tier tournament moved to Albuquerque last weekend for its final stage. And Moriarty was back in black.

The Lady Pintos ran up a 7-3 record including Saturday's convincing 38-17 victory over rival Manzano.

"We improved so much in two weeks," said coach Mike Trujillo, who guided Moriarty to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A state finals last March. …

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