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The Hope Christian Huskies were consistent on offense throughout Tuesday night’s ballgame against the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.
Los Alamos was consistent, as well, but the Hilltoppers’ consistency wasn’t nearly enough to keep them in the contest.
Hope scored 22 points in the first and third quarters and was nearly as good in the second and fourth quarters, rolling to a 80-44 victory over Los Alamos in Albuquerque.
Since the Hilltoppers’ lone win of the season Jan. 4, they have struggled in all phases of their game and have been on the wrong end of some lopsided scores. They have lost seven straight games by a margin of at least 23 points and have allowed both Capital Friday night and Hope Christian Tuesday night to hit the 80-point threshold, their two highest point totals allowed.
Los Alamos will return to District 2-4A play Saturday when it travels to Bernalillo. Bernalillo (15-6 overall, 3-0 in district) will put its first-place status on the line when it plays at Española Valley (15-6, 2-1).
For the Hilltoppers (1-20), Skyler Veenis scored 20 points against Hope, while Franklin Archuleta finished with 12 points and Simon Heath added 9.
Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for contributing to this report.