Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Eldorado Handles Slowdown.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

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Prep-Basketball

Kevin Clarke and Jason Cox scored in double figures Thursday night as Eldorado overcame Gallup's slowdown tactics to grab a 45-29 boys high school basketball victory.

Clarke finished with 11 points, and Cox added 10 for the Eagles (11-2), who outscored the visiting Bengals (3-8) by eight points in each half.

Gallup, led by Maurice Guliford's nine points, dragged out each offensive possession in an effort to frustrate and slow down Eldorado's high-powered offense. The Bengals swung the ball from side to side and took only wide-open shots, usually from 3-point range.

Eagles coach Roy Sanchez kept rotating players in and out of the game to avoid fatigue problems on defense. …

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