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Santa Fe Indian School boys basketball wins impressive victory

Santa Fe Indian School’s boys basketball team turned in an impressive victory over visiting Ruidoso in non district play Tuesday night, snapping Warriors’ seven-game win streak 

All even at 6-6, Braves head up to Pojoaque Valley Thursday night hoping to avenge previous defeat

By ARNIE LESHIN, Santa Fe Today

The Santa Fe Indian School boys have been on an up-and-down rollercoaster ride this basketball season, but Tuesday night at home they came up with a win over Ruidoso that stopped the Warriors’ 7-game win streak.

The final score was 69-58 against a Ruidoso team that is sixth in the state 4A rankings, and at 7-2. The other loss was in its opener to Dexter, and it  recently avenged that defeat.

Meanwhile, the Braves are all even at 6-6. They began with a setback, won three-straight, lost three-straight, won two in a row, lost two in a row, and advanced to .500 by disposing of the visitors in this non district test.

The next stop for Indian School is at Pojoaque Valley Thursday night at 5. The teams played earlier and the Elks came out on top 57-56.

St. Michael’s (5-3) is ranked seventh in 4A and Indian School is under ‘also receiving votes’ with five.

In 5A, Capital (10-2) holds down the number 3 spot. In 3A, defending state champion Pecos (7-2) is right behind Texico, which gathered eight first-place votes to the Panthers’ six. In 1A, New Mexico School for the Deaf (8-2) holds down the No. 10 ranking.

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