Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Texico Steamroller Flattens Hope.(Sports)

Byline: Randy Harrison Journal Staff Writer

Strong Final Half Lifts Navajo Prep

LAS CRUCES His Hope Christian Huskies were on the short end of a long day in the Class 2A portion of the high school girls state basketball tournament Thursday.

But Terry Heisey coached more in the 93-63 semifinal blowout loss to Texico at the Pan American Center than he did in Wednesday's quarterfinal victory.

Heisey called timeout three times in the final 5 minutes, 44 seconds. Hope trailed 31-8 after one quarter but played the powerful Wolverines (26-1) fairly evenly the rest of the way without a chance to win.

"I never want the girls to think I've given up on them so that they'll never give up on me," said Heisey. …

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