Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Upstart Elida Has Reason To Believe.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT

LAS CRUCES For a while, the Elida Tigers are going to live in the past. Or, at least, try to duplicate it.

They're going to take their minds back to last summer, back to a team camp in Portales, a camp that has no direct bearing on tonight's Class 1A championship game in the high school girls basketball state tournament.

During that camp, Elida twice beat the Cliff Cowgirls. Those teams battle again tonight, and the Tigers are hoping for the same result.

"They're beatable," says Elida junior guard Jackie Gilmore, smiling. "We feel we can play with them."

Who knows? …

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