Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sartans 'Fortunate' in Victory.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Capital a Threat In St. Pius' 83-76 Win

The voice of St. Pius boys basketball coach Todd Resch was so hushed, it was a good thing the Sartans' locker room was empty or else he would have been unintelligible.

The thing is, Resch's tone spoke volumes about his mood, and about the state of his basketball team. All is not well with the state's third-ranked team in Class 4A.

The Sartans did escape Wednesday night with an 83-76 victory over Santa Fe Capital, and it did allow them to remain among the leaders in District 2-4A. But almost everyone inside the Pius gym knew how genuinely unimpressive St. Pius was and how fortunate it was to win the game. …

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