Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Late Basket Sinks Tigers, 48-47.(Sports)

Byline: Brian Tregembo For the Journal

Player's Only Points Determine Winner

Las Cruces' Mitch Mormon scored just two points against the Los Lunas Tigers on Tuesday night, but they were the most important two points of the game.

Mormon hit a 6-foot baseline jumper with just 10 seconds left to play, giving the visiting Bulldawgs a 48-47 victory over the Tigers.

Mormon's shot came just 12 seconds after Los Lunas' Omar Vargas had given the Tigers the lead at 47-46 off a layup on an inbounds play. After Mormon's basket, the Tigers called a timeout, hoping to get the game-winning shot with eight seconds left. James Valverde, who led the Tigers with 17 points, drove to the basket but lost the ball on the way to the hoop. …

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