Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

St. Pius Schedule Starts Out Tough.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Schedule-making is not generally thought of as an art at the high-school level, although the St. Pius X boys basketball program might beg to differ.

The Sartans, who are opening the 2000-2001 season with an eight-game "road" trip, are finding themselves away from home.

St. Pius slipped past Rio Grande 56-54 on Saturday night in Santa Fe to snatch the Capital City Invitational away from the Ravens capping a tough three days of games the Sartans planned as something of a working retreat.

"We wanted to prepare ourselves as much as possible for our tough district," St. Pius coach Todd Resch said. "Playing in the Capital City definitely makes us mentally tougher. …

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