Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Persistence Pays Off For Estancia Boys.(Sports)

Byline: Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

Bears' 91-64 Nondistrict Victory a Morale Booster

After a rough initiation into its new district, the Estancia High boys basketball team returned to form Friday night by dismantling visiting Sandia Prep 91-64.

The nondistrict game meant nothing in the standings but everything for the Bears' state of mind.

Mysteriously flat and uninspired in back-to-back District 6AA road losses, Estancia (1-2, 12-3) corrected course and sailed past Sandia Prep by doing the things it does best.

The Bears ran. They passed. They played tenacious defense. They even rebounded.

"This was a little better effort," said Estancia coach Phil Clark. …

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