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LA girls hoops fall to Del Norte, 50-28

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos girls basketball team continues to struggle in District 2-5A play after falling 50-28 against Del Norte Saturday at Griffith Gym.
After the first half of district play, the Hilltoppers are 1-4 in district and 6-17 overall. Los Alamos faced Albuquerque Academy on Tuesday after the Los Alamos Monitor’s print deadline.
Del Norte took command of the game from the opening tip-off and jumped out to a 15-7 lead after the first quarter.
The Knights continued to succeed on offense in the second quarter and outscored Los Alamos 16-9 to take a 31-16 lead at halftime.
The Hilltoppers didn’t have much success on the offensive end in the second half and only managed four points in the final eight minutes. Meanwhile, Del Norte executed on both ends and sealed its third district win to improve to 3-2 and 12-9 overall.
Savannah Lucero led Los Alamos with eight points, while Isabell Larribas and Susana Gallegos finished with five points, respectively.
Del Norte got a game-high 12 points from Breana Desoto, while Victoria Casaus added 11.
Going into Tuesday’s games, Los Alamos was in last place in district while Del Norte remained in third. Española Valley was atop the standings and Academy was second.