Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Spartans Sent to Fifth Straight Defeat.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Belen Posts 70-63 Non-District Win

Even as the losses mount, the faith remains.

And at this, the most important juncture of the season for the Bernalillo boys basketball program, faith is a precious commodity.

The struggling Spartans (3-12) on Wednesday night lost for the fifth consecutive game, 70-63 to visiting Belen in both teams' final nondistrict game of the season.

There now is very little room for error for Bernalillo. The final seven games on its schedule are District 3-3A opponents, and the Spartans already are 0-1.

"We just seem to come so close (to winning)," Bernalillo coach Terry Darnell said after Wednesday's loss, yet another game in which the Spartans were competitive but did not win. …

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