Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Now It Gets Interesting.(Sports)

Byline: KEN SICKENGER Of the Journal

Roughly a month remains in high school basketball's regular season the month most anticipated by players, coaches and fans.

District wars have begun in earnest, providing new challenges for top teams and new hope for those that have struggled.

As usual, the pre-district season has provided some insights about what we can expect in the next month. If nothing else, it's now easier to distinguish the dangerous teams from the dull.

With that in mind, let's put a few teams in their places as we head down the season's home stretch.

PACESETTERS: No surprises on the boys side, as Hobbs is a step ahead of the Class 5A field. …

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