Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Mustangs 3rd at Bean Valley.(Sports)

Byline: Jean VanAman For the Journal

Mountainair's varsity Mustang boys finished third at the Bean Valley Conference basketball tournament in Estancia last weekend.

The hosting Bears won the tournament.

In the first round last Thursday, the Mustang boys took down the Magdalena Steers 52-39 after trailing by eight at halftime. Cody Akin led the Mustangs with 14 points, followed by Vicente Quintana with 11 and Adrian Torres with 10.

On Friday, the Mustangs suffered their only defeat of the tournament to Alamo Navajo, which went on to take second place. The Mustangs lost that fast-paced game 66-52 as Akin topped the Mustangs with 17 points.

The Mustangs struggled with Pine Hill through three overtimes in the third-place game Saturday, finally prevailing 75-73. …

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