Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Valley Leads 1-5A Boys Basketball Pack.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Valley's boys have the early edge in the District 1-5A basketball race.

The Vikings (2-0 in league) beat West Mesa and Rio Rancho last week and have a one-game lead over four teams Cibola, Rio Rancho, West Mesa and Albuquerque High. Gallup is 0-2.

The key game this week is Friday night's Valley at Cibola matchup. The Vikings can put some space between them and everyone else with a win. The Cougars risk falling two games behind with a loss, something they can ill afford if they hope to be the top seed at next month's district tournament.

In District 2-4A, St. Pius has a difficult week. Late Monday, the Sartans met Los Alamos. …

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