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Melrose boys edge Maxwell for three-peat in 1A


March 18, 2020

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Melrose guard Tristan Sena secures a rebound in Saturday's Class 1A state championship at The Pit in Albuquerque. Melrose defeated Maxwell 59-56 for their third-straight title.

ALBUQUERQUE - For much of the second half, Melrose's bid for a Class 1A state three-peat seemed a likely possibility.

At the end, though, Buffaloes coach Kevin Lackey admitted he was on pins and needles.

Leading by nine points early in the final q...

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