Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

West Mesa Outworks Cibola, 58-53.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Cougars Coach Says Team Wasn't Ready

On Monday, Cibola boys basketball coach Ray Rodriguez said West Mesa was a dangerous team.

On Tuesday, the Mustangs proved him right.

West Mesa picked up its biggest win of the season Tuesday night, 58-53 over visiting Cibola in a District 1-5A game.

"We needed that win," Mustangs' coach Diego Aragon said. "No doubt."

Cibola did, too. After one of its best games of the season just four days earlier, a 66-51 pasting of Valley, Rodriguez thought maybe his team had turned the corner.

It has not.

"I figured when we had an aggressive game against Valley, it put our kids in the right mind-set," Rodriguez said, shaking his head. …

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