Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

St. Pius Shows Taos Why It's No. 1.(Sports)

Byline: Kenn Rodriguez For the Journal

ALBUQUERQUE At the 2000 AAA Boys State Basketball Tournament, it took the Taos Tigers three overtimes to defeat St. Pius X 101-99.

In 2001, with the two teams now rivals in District 2-AAAA due to realignment, the Sartans needed less than three quarters to dispatch the Tigers 88-64 at St. Pius Friday night.

St. Pius (12-3, 1-0) came into the game ranked No. 1 in the state, but Taos (5-10, 0-1) was able to make it a game early.

But the Tigers, who held a 7-6 lead two minutes into the contest, committed nine turnovers in the first quarter and missed several layups. The Sartans took advantage, running up a 15-9 score after one period. …

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