Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bears Bitten By Rattlers.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Intensity, Execution Lacking, Coach Says

The Estancia High boys basketball team's season reached a low point Tuesday night when the visiting Bears were shocked 48-46 by Tucumcari in a District 6-2A contest.

Estancia (2-4, 13-5) had defeated Tucumcari by a combined 82 points in two previous meetings between the schools.

"We just didn't play very well," Estancia coach Phil Clark said. "On defense we were not quite as intense as we need to be, and our offensive execution was not what it needs to be."

With the score tied 46-46, Estancia missed a go-ahead field goal, and Tucumcari's Brad Kirksey grabbed the rebound and was fouled. …

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