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Girls’ Basketball

Kayla Herrera, recovering from an early-season ankle sprain, practices some two-fisted basketball with the Demonettes earlier this week. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Demonettes get their first shot at payback

What amounts to the preseason comes to an end for the defending Class 4A state champion girls basketball team at Santa Fe High School.

Santa Fe High coach Elmer Chavez, left, celebrates with player Jackie Martinez after the Demonettes beat Los Lunas to capture the girls 4A basketball championship last season. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

North Sports Stories of the Year

Notable athletic triumphs in 2014 included championships in track and field, soccer and a state hoops title for the Demonettes.