Girls basketball: Toppers thump Tigers in second half to win

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By Mike Cote

In retrospect, Los Alamos girls basketball head coach Gerry Washburn might have seen what happened in the second quarter coming.“From the get-go, we set up a play off the tip,” Washburn said. “We didn’t run it. We just threw the ball when we ‘d see someone open.”After several failed attempts to run the floor Saturday against the St. Pius X Sartans, Washburn didn’t want to see a helter-skelter approach Tuesday in his team’s District 2AAAA opener against the Taos Tigers.But in the second quarter, that’s exactly what he saw. And with worse results.However, in Washburn’s speech at the half, he reminded the Hilltoppers exactly what it is that they do best. For the balance of the game they did it.

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