Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bears Knock Clovis From Tournament.(Sports)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

Class 5A

LAS CRUCES The La Cueva Bears finally got over a huge stumbling block Friday, earning their first trip to a high school girls basketball state tournament championship game in the process.

Swarming Clovis' star 6-foot, 5-inch post Cisti Greenwalt from beginning to end, top-ranked La Cueva ultimately wore down the second-ranked Wildcats 52-46 in a Class 5A semifinal at the Pan Am Center.

Greenwalt still was impressive in the showdown between the state's No. 1- and No. 2-ranked teams, scoring a game-high 20 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. But the Bears had more depth, balance and an absolute determination to reach their first state final. …

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