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The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team once again struggled to find offense Monday afternoon and was again handed another one-sided loss.
Los Alamos was held to just two points in the second quarter Monday at Griffth Gymnasium and only 11 points in the first half against the Kirtland Central Broncos.
Meanwhile, the Broncos used an effective inside-outside game to take control of the contest early and cruised to a 58-32 victory.
It was the fourth consecutive loss for the Hilltoppers (1-10), who were hoping to build some momentum heading into a very difficult stretch of upcoming games right before the start of the District 2-4A season.
Unfortunately for them, Kirtland Central (8-3) had other plans, and those plans included a big performance from its star center Christian Mackey.
Mackey, a multi-tool player despite a big 6-foot-5 frame, dominated underneath the basket on both ends of the floor. He dropped in a game-high 15 points, including connecting on three straight buckets in the third quarter to quash any lingering hopes the Hilltoppers had of getting back into the game.
On the defensive end, Mackey blocked two shots down low early that gave the Los Alamos offense pause anytime it got the ball in the lane.
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