Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mora, Wagon Mound Pull Out Wins.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

Both Move To Play For Regional Titles

ESPANOLA Oh, what a difference a couple of years makes.

While both Mora and Wagon Mound survived their first-round games in the Region A boys basketball tournament Friday, the energy difference between them was palpable.

The Wagon Mound Trojans (20-6), a team that last advanced to the state tournament four years ago, had no lack of motivation in taking on and ultimately crushing the Alamo Navajo Cougars, 103-74, in a Class A contest.

Mora's Rangers, a squad that missed out on the state tournament last season but only as recently as 1998 was the state champ in 2A, almost had to be kick-started in their 65-50 win over Lordsburg. …

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