Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Shades Of 1978 Bears In 2000-01.(Sports)

Byline: TIM MENICUTCH Mountain View Sports

So far, the Estancia High boys basketball team is living up to its preseason press clippings. The streaking Bears captured 11 consecutive games before last week's district loss to Pecos.

Of course, the season is still young. Estancia needs a strong showing in District 6AA play before it even remotely concerns itself with a trip to the state tournament.

But suffice it to say at least at this stage of the season the Bears are exciting. They run. They gun. They are just plain fun.

I may be going out on a limb, but my guess is an Estancia basketball team hasn't generated this much buzz since 1978, when the Bears lost a close contest in the Class AA state championship game. …

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