Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cliff and Mesilla Valley in Region C Advance.(Sports)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

Des Moines, SF Indian Among Those Defeated

LOS LUNAS The Region C boys basketball tournament got under way Friday at Los Lunas High School's 2,000-seat gym, and for a collection of northern New Mexico teams, the day proved to be the end of several fine seasons.

In the Class A Regional semifinals, Oren Watson scored 17 points and Jacob Slavec added 14 as Cliff (18-7) used a decisive 16-7 run in the third quarter to end Des Moines' season.

Leading 31-29 at halftime, the Demons (18-9) were held to just seven points in the third quarter, when Cliff took control. Des Moines would rally in the final eight minutes, but it wasn't enough. …

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