Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

St. Michael's Takes Down Spartans, 72-69.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

Bernalillo's Press Backfires on Team

ESPANOLA Like two boxers feeling each other out Friday night, St. Michael's and Bernalillo used every standard available to find a weakness in the other.

But with the Region A boys basketball title for Class 3A in the balance, it was the Spartans who finally did themselves in, falling 72-69.

St. Michael's was in a dead heat through almost three quarters with the Spartans.

Then, at the end of the third quarter, Bernalillo went to a full-court defensive press to force the game into a more up-tempo pace.

This stratagem worked like a charm for the Horsemen. …

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