Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sundevils Burn Visiting 'Toppers.(Sports)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

Espanola Rallies To Win in OT, 84-78

ESPANOLA In the immortal words of Bluto from the film "Animal House," "This war ain't over until we say it's over."

Using that philosophy, the Espanola Valley boys basketball team staged an incredible rally in the fourth quarter Friday to upend Class 4A's top-ranked Los Alamos Hilltoppers 84-78 in overtime.

"That quote is what we told the guys during our trip to Arizona (for a basketball camp) earlier this year and it's what we told them when we were down so far tonight," said Espanola Valley head coach Mark Senteney following his team's unlikely, heart-stopping, come-from-behind victory. "After that, we started making those shots."

Trailing by as many as 19 points in the game, the Sundevils (13-3, 2-0) rallied to send the contest into an extra session when junior guard Jonathan Chavez grabbed a rebound in front of Los Alamos' 7-foot Chris Jackson. …

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