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Portales’ Amanda Terry, right, looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday night […]

Hope Christian downs Portales

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Portales senior Amanda Terry looks to shoot over Hope Christian’s Taylor Sauer during Friday’s Class 3A championship game in Albuquerque. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ Sports Writer ALBUQUERQUE — Hope Christian converted 20-of-29 free throws in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 43-40 victory over defending champion and top-seeded Portales Friday […]

Free throws help Huskies get past Texico

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Texico had nearly as many free throw attempts as Hope Christian in Thursday’s Class 2A state girls semifinal basketball game. It’s just that the Huskies never seemed to miss. Hope Christian managed only 11 field goals, the same as the Lady Wolverines, but sank an astonishing 33-of-38 free throws en route […]

Wolverines facing familiar foe

By Dave Wagner The Texico and Hope Christian boys basketball teams are separated by more than 250 miles, but they’ve become well-acquainted in recent years. Winners of the last three and four of the past five Class 2A state titles, they’ll meet in postseason play for the fifth time in six seasons in an 8 […]