LA boys defend Indian Classic title against Red Mesa
By Sunnie Clahchischiligi
RIO RANCHO, N.M., Jan. 9, 2014
(Times photos - Donovan Quintero)
The Hawks met Arizona Division IV Section I Red Mesa, who was nearly a spitting image of the reigning 2A state champions during the 2-4A bracket championship game of the 3rd annual New Mexico American Indian Classic held Jan. 2-4 at the Santa Ana Star Center.
Laguna Acoma's record remains untarnished as they defeated the Redskins, 69-51, for their second consecutive title of the tournament.
While Laguna's victory was the focus most could not help but noticed how much of a fight Red Mesa (9-4) put up to give Laguna Acoma a run for their title.
Laguna Acoma head coach Ryan Peil said Red Mesa gave them a challenge they happily accepted.
"They were a tough team," Peil said. "They play similar style. They like to run and push the ball, they were a tough test."
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