Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lady Bears Fall To Santa Rosa.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

After staying within shouting distance for the first three quarters, the Estancia High girls basketball team suffered a huge fourth-period meltdown as host Santa Rosa streaked away to a convincing 76-30 District 6, Class 2A victory on Tuesday night.

Already comfortably ahead 47-27 entering the final eight minutes, Santa Rosa unmercifully poured it on with a 28-3 fourth quarter.

"We played a great first half," said Estancia coach Troy Schmidt. "Even in the third quarter, we were not that far off. But in the fourth quarter we started breaking down under the press. We had a lot of turnovers late in the game."

Estancia trailed by less than double digits for most of the first half behind the hot hands of guards Jackie Otero and Brei Garley, who scored 11 and eight points, respectively. …

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