Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Pecos Nips Lady Bears Saturday.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Relying on a mostly young and untested lineup in the pivotal fourth quarter, the Estancia High girls basketball team came up just short in a 40-36 loss to host Pecos in a District 6AA contest Saturday.

Estancia coach Troy Schmidt said he was missing three starters at the end of the game for various reasons, but was satisfied by the effort of his younger players.

"We played a lot of younger players that did a good job," said Schmidt. "We just came up a little short at the end. It was a good effort."

Estancia (0-2, 3-9) jumped to an 11-4 lead at the end of one period. The Lady Bears clung to a 17-13 halftime lead, but Pecos went on a 15-6 third-quarter run to take control of the game. …

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