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Hilltoppers fall short in comeback attempt

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Boys basketball: LA turns the ball over 9 times in 2nd quarter Tuesday

By Mike Cote

After a ruinous second quarter, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly made up for it in the second half of Tuesday’s game.
Los Alamos hosted the fourth-ranked St. Pius X Sartans Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium. Not only are the two teams longtime rivals, Los Alamos had a chance to make a big statement with just over a week before the start of the District 2-4A season.
But the Hilltoppers, after playing virtually even with the Sartans in the opening period, managed just four points in the second quarter. The second of the two buckets the Hilltoppers managed in the quarter came with under 30 seconds left before the half.
Los Alamos would make a game out of it in the second half, but the Sartans would make some key buckets and free throws in the final quarter to pick up a 48-43 victory.
The game was another disappointment for Los Alamos, which has played well against tough competition this season, but was a few key possessions away from victory.
“That second quarter, we were just flat,” Los Alamos first-year head coach Fil Dominguez said. “We had no energy. We had no communication on defense. When we have communication on defense, the energy’s there, but we were just flat.”


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