Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Family Runs Afoul Of Referee.(Sports)

Byline: TIM MENICUTCH Mountain View Sports

Maybe it runs in the family. It certainly did Friday night during Estancia High's semifinal victory in the Hope Christian Invitational basketball tournament in Albuquerque.

Phil Clark, the dad, was on the bench, coaching the Bears to an eventual tournament championship. Madison Clark, the son, was on the floor, where he would eventually earn all-tournament honors. Nixie Clark, the mom, was in the stands rooting robustly for an Estancia victory.

As the coach made last-minute game preparations, the son fired jumpers during warm-ups and mom found a cozy seat about five rows above her husband. Little did the Clark family know that this night would leave a lasting memory, and we're not talking about Estancia's 71-53 triumph over Jemez Valley, either. …

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