Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Ladies Out Of Playoffs.(Sports)

Byline: Jean VanAman For the Journal

Mountainair Girls Lose in First Round

The Mountainair Lady Mustangs ended their 2000-01 basketball season Friday with a 69-50 loss to Elida in the first round of the regional playoffs.

The Lady 'Stangs fell behind early against an opponent ranked second in the state, and a second-half Mountainair comeback fell short.

Elida outscored the Mustangs 20-4 in the first quarter and led by as much as 30, but Mountainair slowly caught up and actually outscored Elida in the second half.

"I am very proud of the girls this year," said Lady Mustang coach Travis Dempsey. "This is the first time in seven years that we have made regionals, and we have no seniors on the team. …

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