Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Marron and Bears Drop Demonettes.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Monette Puts On Show for Cougars

SANTA FE Stacey Marron scored 11 of her team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to help Class 5A's top-ranked La Cueva girls high school basketball team fend off determined Santa Fe 69-60 on Thursday night.

The visiting Bears (19-1, 8-0 in District 2-5A) survived despite nine 3-pointers by the Demonettes (13-8, 4-4). After trailing 20-8 early in the second quarter, Santa Fe tied the score at 28 with 1:10 left in the half.

"Santa Fe played extremely hard and really shot the ball well," La Cueva coach Jerry Brown said. "That's a dangerous team. I'm just glad we weathered the storm."

Michelle Henke's driving layup and a putback by Marron gave the Bears a 32-28 halftime lead. …

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