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LA boys hoops top Academy, Goddard game cancelled

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos boys basketball team ended a four-game losing streak by defeating Albuquerque Academy 50-44 in a District 2-5A tilt on Friday in Albuquerque.
The Hilltoppers improved to 9-10 overall and 1-1 in district play.
Against the Chargers, Los Alamos took a 24-19 lead at halftime after outscoring Academy 11-9 in the second quarter. The Hilltoppers were able to hold off an Academy comeback effort in the second half to avoid falling behind in the District 2-5A standings.
Los Alamos is also beginning to use its size on the offensive end. Cade Gasway, a senior post, led the Hilltoppers with 14 points, while 6-foot-2 senior forward Isaac Fason finished with nine. Last week against Del Norte, 6-foot-3 post Troy Hammock scored a season-high 18 points.
Los Alamos will host Espanola Valley at 7 p.m. Saturday at Griffith Gym.
Goddard game cancelled
The Hilltoppers game against Goddard, which was scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, was cancelled due to snow and dangerous driving conditions on roads between Roswell and Los Alamos.
‘Toppers girls game postponed  
 The Los Alamos girls basketball team’s District 2-5A game against district leader Albuquerque Academy, which was scheduled for Saturday night, has been postponed to Monday at Griffith Gym. The Chargers were unable to make the drive from Albuquerque on Saturday. The C-team game will tip-off at 3:30 p.m., junior varsity at 5 p.m. and varsity at 6:30 p.m.