Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lady Pintos' Super Half Not Enough.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Playing probably its best game of the season, the Moriarty High girls basketball team dropped a close 52-43 decision to powerful St. Pius on Saturday night in Albuquerque.

The Lady Pintos (6-9) led 26-20 at halftime.

"I was pleased. We played a great first half," said Moriarty coach Mike Trujillo. "It would've been nice to have a win for a confidence builder heading into district play. For us, though, it's just another character builder. We'll see if we can stand back up after a tough loss."

Moriarty opens District 4AAAA play Saturday night when it visits Artesia for a 7:30 p.m. game.

The Pintos were scheduled to open district play at home against Goddard on Tuesday, but the game was postponed due to bad weather. …

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