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The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped its second straight road contest Friday night in Albuquerque.
Los Alamos, which went into Friday’s game short-handed, couldn’t hold on to a four-point lead after three quarters. Del Norte, led by Henry McKinley’s 11 points in the final quarter, pulled off the 61-57 come-from-behind win.
While the Knights got off to a slow start this season, Los Alamos, which had four varsity regulars out for the contest, had no intention of looking past them.
“We knew they were up-and-comers,” Los Alamos head coach Alan Kirk said. “With us being short-handed, we knew it would be a tough game.”
McKinley finished with 23 points in the contest, second only to Alex Kirk’s 39 points. McKinley hit 5 free throws in the final quarter as the Knights outscored the Hilltoppers 20-12.
Los Alamos (12-5) will head into its District 2AAAA opener Wednesday at Taos having lost two of its last three. It fell to Volcano Vista Jan. 5, also in Albuquerque.
Coach Kirk said the game wasn’t lost in the final quarter, however. His team had a chance to put Del Norte in a deep hole early but misfired on six makeable layup chances. A 12-for-19 performance at the foul line Friday night didn’t help, either.
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