Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Monarchs Lose Two Close Ones.(Sports)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

The Manzano High girls basketball team fought hard but came up short in two games last week.

In a home game against Rio Rancho on Saturday, the Monarchs took the Rams to overtime before succumbing 58-54.

Rio Rancho's Brio Rode and Krystle Jim combined to hit 7 of 8 free throws in overtime to defeat the persistent Monarchs.

It was Rio Rancho's second win over Manzano (7-4). The first was a 62-46 decision on Dec. 1 in the semifinals of the APS East Tournament.

Rode and Jim led all scorers, each with 18 points. Manzano was led by Melissa Disch, who also had 18 points and was 5 of 6 from beyond the 3-point circle. …

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