Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Valley Wins at Gallup, 51-37.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Vikings Struggle Against Bengals

GALLUP Valley beat Gallup, 51-37, in boys basketball on Monday night. It was a district win, but the Vikings didn't derive much pleasure from it.

"That's what Gallup does to us every single time we come out here," a frustrated Vikings coach Joe Coleman said. "But we got a win, and now let's move on."

Valley kept its hold on first place in District 1-5A with the tougher-than-expected victory. The Vikings (11-7 overall) are 5-1 in league, with a huge weekend ahead. Gallup fell to 3-15, 0-6.

Monday's was a makeup of a Jan. 27 game postponed by snow.

Not until midway through the fourth quarter did Valley assure itself of getting out with its collective psyches intact. …

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