Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Portales Is Good Enough To Win.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

CLASS 3A

St. Mike's Shoots Poorly and Loses

LAS CRUCES The Portales Lady Rams on Thursday afternoon advanced to their first state title game in a decade with a sloppy but effective 44-30 win over St. Michael's in the Class 3A semifinals of the high school girls state basketball tournament at the Pan American Center.

Portales (21-7) plays either Lovington or Robertson at 10:30 a.m. Saturday for the title. The Lady Horsemen (18-7) face the Lovington-Robertson loser for third place tonight at 7 at the Pan Am Center.

The Lady Rams, the 1991 Class 3A champions, scored the first six points of the game in their wire-to-wire victory as a younger and more inexperienced St. …

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