Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Rio Rancho Never Trailed Gallup in 49-38 Win.

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

GALLUP It was a strange sight indeed, the procession of Gallup High School girls basketball fans making a quiet beeline for the exits far in advance of the end of a game. Strange not because the Bengals were wrapping up another win, but because Rio Rancho was.

The Rams played what was probably their most complete game of the season on Thursday night, assuming command of District 1-5A with an extremely impressive, wire-to-wire 49-38 victory over the Bengals.

Rio Rancho (14-3 overall) finished the first half of the 1-5A schedule undefeated at 5-0 and took over first place by itself. Gallup fell to 11-6 and 4-1, and for the first time in a long time the Bengals are the hunters in a district and not the hunted. …

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