Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bears Stay Steady, Take Bite Out of Lions 73-59.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

The Estancia High boys basketball team parlayed an explosive first quarter into a front-running 73-59 victory over host Santa Rosa in a District 6, Class 2A game Tuesday night.

Fueled by leading scorer Steve Coburn's accurate 3-point shooting, the Bears fired away to a 22-6 first-quarter lead. Coburn, who scored 16, knocked down three of his five 3-point bombs in the period.

Almost as quickly as Estancia took control of the contest, Santa Rosa battled back to make it close at halftime. The Lions used a 24-11 second-quarter run to trail only 33-30 at halftime.

But that's as close as it ever got.

"We started out playing real well," said Estancia coach Phil Clark. …

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