Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Highland Slips Past Cibola.(Sports)

Byline: James Yodice Journal Staff Writer

Hornets regain late lead over Cougars for 60-59 victory

The game looked strangely familiar to Cibola boys basketball coach Ray Rodriguez.

Unfortunately, so did the result.

The Cougars, who did a marvelous job in recovering from one deficit after another on Wednesday night, couldn't hold the lead once they had it themselves and fell 60-59 at home to Highland.

"They converted when they needed to, and we didn't," Rodriguez said after Cibola's loss, its third in four games. "I was proud of our kids for battling back, but we shouldn't have been in that situation in the first place."

Cibola, down by as many as 10 points in the first half and continually in a hole of some kind right up until the fourth quarter, finally seized the lead with 3 1/2 minutes to go. …

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