Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Estancia Takes 3 Losses.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

Coach Says Team Needs More Time

The Estancia High girls basketball team dropped three games in last weekend's Hope Christian Invitational in Albuquerque.

The Lady Bears, fresh from a 50-point loss at Tularosa the week before, were trounced 73-22 in an opening-round game by the host Huskies, the eventual tournament champions, on Thursday.

In Friday's second round, Estancia (1-6) was thumped 55-33 by Rehoboth Christian in a loser's bracket game. Playing for seventh place on Saturday, the Bears were defeated 49-42 by Jemez Valley.

Despite the three losses, first-year head coach Troy Schmidt defended his squad. …

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