Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Sundevils Score Critical District Victory Over St. Pius.(Sports)

Byline: David Lepre Jr. For the Journal

No. 1 Espanola Rolls On the Sartans' Court

Thanks to last week's loss at Los Alamos, Espanola Valley came into Monday night's district matchup with St. Pius fearing it had lost any chance of winning the District 2-4A regular-season boys basketball title.

But after beating the Sartans 79-64 on St. Pius' floor, the Sundevils have a much more positive outlook on their district chances.

Espanola Valley (15-4, 4-1), ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, stole a critical district road win and, in the process, took a huge step toward claiming the title.

"We came in here like a bunch of angry bears," said Sundevils coach Mark Senteney. …

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