Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hobbs Slowed, Not Stopped.(Sports)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

Second-Half Run Defeats Eldorado

It wasn't the usual high-flying basketball circus, but Hobbs' top-ranked boys team found a way to grind out a win at Eldorado on Tuesday.

Slowed to a relative crawl and trailing at halftime, Hobbs turned on the jets long enough to put a 17-2 run together early in the third quarter. The surge was enough to carry the visitors to an important 77-64 win.

"Everything was going wrong for us in the first half," said Ronald Ross, who led the Eagles (16-1, 3-0 in District 4-5A) with 24 points. "Eldorado got things going their way and got the crowd into it. We just had to shake it all off, and we did in the second half. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.