Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Portales Preparing For Unexpected Foe.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

CLASS 3A

Girls State Tournament

LAS CRUCES We interrupt this presentation of the Lovington-Portales Class 3A championship matchup in the high school girls basketball state tournament with the following announcement:

Lovington's not here.

Robertson's upset of the Wildcats on Thursday night, the biggest surprise during the first three days of an otherwise by-the-numbers tournament, lends an element of unpredictability for this morning's matchup between the Las Vegas-based Cardinals (15-11) and No. 1 Portales (21-7).

The Lady Rams wanted and fully had expected to play district rival Lovington in the championship game. …

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