RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Before a Jan. 25 tipoff in the RAC, visiting St. Pius X head coach Brio Rode was asked what she remembered the most from her five seasons as a Ram.
“It’s funny: It smells the same to me,” she said, chuckling. “This was home for me. I loved it here – it’s hard not to.”
When she was a 5-foot, 10-inch Rams guard, she had to be driven — certainly as an eighth-grader — and then drove herself later, because her family lived in Albuquerque.