Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Walters' '3' Sparks Hive.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Sandia Knocks Off Manzano in Semis

Favored Sandia and upstart Highland squared off for top honors in Saturday night's APS Duke City Boys Basketball Tournament finals.

The Matadors pulled away late to defeat Manzano 81-66 in one semifinal Friday, while the Hornets used a Mark Walters buzzer-beater to get past Eldorado 67-66 in the other.

HIGHLAND 67, ELDORADO 66: Walters drilled a 3-pointer from the top of the key as the final buzzer sounded to give the Hornets (4-0) a bleachers-emptying semifinal win over the Eagles (4-1) at Highland.

After Walters had found his way out of the crowd that mobbed him after the game, the 6-foot, 2-inch senior combination guard said, "There were 50 people on top of me. …

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