Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Espanola Dominates St. Pius, 79-64.

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

* The Sundevils tie Los Alamos for first place in District 2-4A with the win

ALBUQUERQUE Jolen Montoya scored 33 points while Matt Lopez and Lando Alire each added 19 as the top-ranked Espanola Valley boys basketball team rolled to a convincing 79-64 victory over fourth-ranked St. Pius.

The win moves the Sundevils (15-4, 4-1) into a first-place tie with Los Alamos in District 2-4A. The Sartans (14-5, 3-2) drop into third place.

The Sundevils held St. Pius' leading scorer, Daniel Lovato, to two first-half points.

In the third quarter, Alire scored eight points and Montoya five as Espanola assumed a 50-46 lead entering the final quarter. …

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