Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Horsemen Hold Off Spartans.(Sports)

Byline: From Staff Reports

Pojoaque, Ruidoso Earn State Berths

ESPANOLA VALLEY The St. Michael's Horsemen held off Bernalillo down the stretch and won the Region A boys basketball Class 3A finals Friday night with a 72-69 victory over the Spartans.

The Horsemen head to the state tournament in Albuquerque with a 12-12 record. St. Mike's took control of the game at the end of the third quarter by reeling off an 8-0 run.

It was the guard play of Luke Hennigh and Elija Bryant, easily breaking through a press by Bernalillo (10-16), that paved the way for the Horsemen, who were Class 3A champions two years ago.

"It's going to be a great experience (at the state tournament)," said Hennigh, a junior for St. Mike's. "I got to watch them from the sideline last time. …

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