Brave Barela: St. Michael's junior overcomes pressure to secure Horsemen's state title

Mar 20, 2012 Full story: Santa Fe New Mexican

St. Michael's Matt Barela shoots in the fourth quarter of the state championship game against Hope Christian on March 10 in The Pit in Albuquerque.

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Jr Polanco

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Mar 26, 2012
The NMAA should be embarrassed for allowing that game to go down as it did. They cost a team a state champion ship and the players a memory they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. We entrust referee's to be fair!! not decide the game winner as they did.

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Don't forget to give credit where it's due. Matt Barela stepped up when his team needed it. Maybe there was a bad call but give him the credit that he was able to step up and make those free throws for the win. Could you do that under all that pressure? I'm sick of hearing all about the refs when people should be praising this kid that he could overcome that pressure as a junior.

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