Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bears' Catch Up Too Late in Playoff Loss.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Disappointing 59-51Game Ends Season

The Estancia High boys basketball team never recovered from a severe early scoring drought en route to a season-ending 59-51 loss to host Fort Sumner on Feb. 22 in the second round of the District 6-2A playoffs.

The Bears finished the season with an 18-6 overall record.

"It was disappointing for everybody involved," said Estancia coach Phil Clark. "I think we felt we were back playing pretty good basketball going into the game. We felt pretty confident going over there about having a good outing. It just didn't happen. It was kind of a shock."

The Bears were held to eight first-quarter points and dropped behind 30-19 by halftime. …

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