Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sundevils Regroup To Defeat Sartans.(Sports)

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Prep Basketball

Knights Move Into 2-5A Second Round

The Espanola girls basketball team picked a bad time to blow a 19-point second-half lead. It's timing couldn't have been better in regrouping to defeat St. Pius 61-56 on Monday night in Santa Fe to win a one-game playoff for the top seed in the District 2-4A tournament.

Getting a team-high 13 points from Crystal Salazar and 12 apiece from Milena Archuleta and Janelle Villarael, Espanola completed an unlikely ascention to the 2-4A crown after finishing the regular season in fourth place. The Sundevils (16-6, 7-2) benefited from a pair of forfeits by Los Alamos this week to move into a tie for first with St. …

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