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Atrisco Heritage prepares to defend 6A title

Jeffery Gordon
December 03, 2018 07:16 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Last year the Atrisco Heritage boys’ basketball team made school history when they won not only their first state championship but also the first title ever.

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"Based on my knowledge there's never been a title in basketball from this area of Albuquerque, so it was an honor to bring a championship to this area,” said Coach Adrian Ortega.

Keeping their title may prove to be a challenge. The Jaguars find themselves in a brand new school district and are dealing with the loss of 5 senior which includes current Lobo walk-on, Jordan Arroyo.

"We're just working hard as a team to take up the majority of what Jordan did for us,” said player Demarcus Sutphen. “The shot blocking, the defense, we're all coming together as a team and scoring altogether."

The Jaguars tip off the season Tuesday when they’ll play Valencia at home.

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