By Mark Smith
Editor in Chief
It was a game — and day — many will remember for 50 years:
Atrisco Heritage took an electrifying 61-58 win over Santa Fe to grab their second straight state big-school basketball title.
It was flat-out incredible, with estimates of 14,000 fans, seldom sitting — and many in standing room only — at the title game. And they cheering stopped only briefly at halftime, when everyone had to catch their breath (see: https://ticktalksports.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/the-great-state-west-mesa-girls-pull-upset-atrisco-and-valley-boys-take-thrillers-and-jim-coleman-lives-on-through-brother-joe/
Fans are still catching their breaths more than a week later, and will get to relive the experience with a special twist. My man, ProView’s Sebastian Noel, one of the state’s top prep gurus and the inside man for New Mexico hoop, had a great idea for fans of the game — and of Land of Enchantment sports.
Hereeeeeee’s Sea-Bass and two other classy guys:
Weeknights at 10 p.m., I am usually interviewing some of our state’s finest student-athletes.
Inside the 5A Championship can be seen here: https://youtu.be/SDQKd27NhVc
Sebastian Noel does play-by-play for ProView Networks and is one of the state’s premier prep basketball experts. If you have information for Sebastian about high school sports, email him at EnchantmentSportsNM@gmail.com.