Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Espanola Victorious on Capital Home Court.(Sports)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

Does it get any better than this? Can it?

With the postponement of Tuesday's St. Pius-Los Alamos boys basketball game, Espanola Valley and Capital took center stage in what proved to a spectacular opening to the District 2AAAA season.

Played in front of a raucous, bipartisan crowd at Capital, the Sundevils (12-3, 1-0) got 23 points from unheralded senior Matt Lopez in claiming a dramatic 57-48 win.

"I've said all along that if we hold serve at home and steal a couple on the road, we'd be in good shape," said Espanola coach Mark Senteney. "I think we came in here with a pretty good game plan to spread them out, and we hit our shots when we had to. …

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