Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Three Routs Start Tournament.(Sports)

Byline: Eric Butler For the Journal

Rio Rancho, Portales, Taos, St. Mike's Win

Routs were the order of the day Thursday in the early games of the 11th annual Lady Horsemen Christmas Tournament in Santa Fe.

Portales destroyed Capital for the second time this season, while Rio Rancho nearly topped the century mark in clubbing Aztec as both teams advanced to the semifinals.

TAOS 39, SANTA FE 38: In the most exciting game of day, Taos recovered from an early fourth-quarter six-point deficit to knock off the Demonettes.

The Tigers, reeling from three straight losses at the recent Ben Lujan Tournament in Pojoaque, had briefly gone ahead 22-21 on an Antionette Sanchez bucket with 3:30 left in the third quarter. …

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