Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Three Blowouts, Taos Squeaker Top St. Mike's Tournament.(Sports)

Byline: From Journal Reports

Northern Teams Win 3 of 4 at the Stu Clark

SANTA FE The 11th annual Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament began Thursday at St. Michael's with three girls basketball teams scoring blowout victories to advance to today's semifinals.

Rio Rancho, Portales and the host Lady Horsemen won convincingly over outmatched opponents, while Taos won the only tight game of the day a 39-38 squeaker over Santa Fe.

The two Rams squads, Rio Rancho and Portales, advanced in the afternoon session. Rio Rancho (8-1) pummeled Aztec (4-6) 99-30 behind 27 points from Brio Rode.

Portales (7-4), meanwhile, reprised an earlier 55-point landslide victory over Capital (3-5) by, this time around, routing the Jaguars 67-37. …

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