Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lady Bears Tumble Despite Quality Defense.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Despite playing one of its best defensive games of the season, the Estancia High girls basketball team faded late in a 52-32 setback at the hands of host Tucumcari on Tuesday night in a District 6-2A contest.

Estancia (1-5, 4-13) returns to district play tonight when it hosts Fort Sumner in a make-up game at 5:30 p.m.

"The girls played really good basketball," said Estancia coach Troy Schmidt. "I was really happy with our defensive effort. We did a good job of slowing down their top scorers."

In a game earlier in the season, Tucumcari defeated Estancia 74-28.

"We lost by 46 points the last time we played them," said Schmidt. …

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