Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Loss Kills Belen Chance At District Championship.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Along with Belen's 55-35 loss at Albuquerque Academy on Tuesday night went any chance at winning the District 3-4A boys basketball crown.

"We wanted to win it outright, but we can't do that anymore," Belen coach David Medina said. "So, we have to go another way."

The Eagles (11-8 overall) are 2-3 in district with three games left in the regular season. Belen travels to Las Cruces Onate on Saturday, a game originally scheduled Jan. 27 but postponed due to weather.

Next week, Belen gets Onate and Deming at home.

On Tuesday, the Eagles only trailed the Chargers 18-17 at halftime, but Academy's defense combined with the hot shooting of Scott Koller put Belen away in the third quarter. …

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