Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Tradition On, Off The Court.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Navajo Prep Coach Cuts Prayer Ritual

There's a fine line between traditional religion and basketball superstition for the Navajo Prep girls basketball team.

The Eagles appear in this season's New Mexico Activities Association program decked out in various traditional Native American dresses. It is easily the most fashionable picture in the publication.

Some of Navajo Prep's players also conducted a traditional prayer prior to Wednesday's game against Hatch Valley. Although the Eagles prevailed 61-47, coach Robert Adams wasn't convinced the prayer helped.

Noting a lack of results during the second half, he announced the prayer would not be part of remaining pre-game rituals at the tournament. …

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