Penasco Battles To Title Game, Falls To Elkettes

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Peñasco Takes Down Two, Loses One

By George Morse

The Class 2A Peñasco High School Lady Panthers took on three bigger high schools and knocked off two of them before falling to the third at the Ben Lujan Invitational basketball tournament at Pojoaque Valley High School. Peñasco defeated Class 4A Bernalillo High School 70-53 Dec. 20 in the opening round of the tournament. The Panthers then staged an incredible comeback against the Class 3A Santa Fe Indian School Lady Braves Dec. 21 in the semifinals, rallying from 10-points down going into the fourth quarter to pull out a 49-47 victory and advance to the championship game.