Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

St. Pius Knocks Off No. 1 Hilltoppers.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Espanola Valley Is District Leader


The St. Pius boys basketball team resurrected its district title hopes Wednesday night, knocking off Class 4A top-ranked Los Alamos 77-62.

The fourth-ranked Sartans (15-5, 4-2 in District 2-4A) controlled the visiting Hilltoppers' post game and wore out the visitors with superior guard play. Slashing to the basket throughout the game, St. Pius guards Joseph Montano and Daniel Lovato scored 23 and 20 points, respectively.

"We had more patience on offense than the first time we played them," Montano said, referring to an earlier loss at Los Alamos (15-6, 4-2). …

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