Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Estancia Rolls Past Tucumcari.(Sports)

Byline: Tim Menicutch Journal Staff Writer

High-Pressure Defense Leads Bears to Rout

Unleashing a furious full-court pressure defense, the Estancia High boys basketball team opened District 6AA play impressively by clobbering visiting Tucumcari 77-37 on Dec. 20.

"They couldn't handle our press at all," said Estancia coach Phil Clark. "And that was the name of the game."

Estancia (7-1) limited Tucumcari to 11 first-half points.

"We did a lot of really good things on defense," Clark said. "We were really active and kept pressure on the ball. Tucumcari had trouble getting the ball down the floor."

The Bears extended their winning streak to seven. …

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