Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Scorps' Coach Enjoys a Good Story - to a Point.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports


LAS CRUCES Farmington girls basketball coach Brad Dalton turned a sympathetic if not apologetic shoulder to the media after his team defeated Los Alamos in Thursday's Class 4A semifinals of the state tournament.

"I'll bet you guys are sorry to see us win, aren't you?" he asked assembled reporters. "I don't blame you."

The Scorpions coach was referring to Los Alamos' stirring run to state after being forced to forfeit all of its regular-season wins due to the use of an ineligible player.

"That's a national-quality story," Dalton said of the Hilltoppers' run. "I love reading a story like that."

But Dalton wasn't fretting about putting the Los Alamos tale to an end. …

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