Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Las Vegas Shuts Door On Slam.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal

Bandits Go to 6-2 Vs. N.M.

Every time it appeared the New Mexico Slam were out of Friday night's game against Las Vegas, they would make a big run to get back into it.

But New Mexico ran out of time and steam in the waning moments in front of about 1,200 fans at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The Bandits won 108-102, beating the Slam for the sixth time in eight International Basketball League meetings this season.

"I thought we were kind of tense, tentative early," said New Mexico coach John Whisenant. "It wasn't a lack of effort."

The night started out badly for New Mexico as it never led and quickly fell behind by 10 points within the first three minutes of the contest, 14-4. …

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