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LA's upset bid falls just short

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Boys basketball: 'Toppers nipped by Jaguars

By Mike Cote

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly pulled off a stunning upset Friday night, but fell two points short in its quest to knock off No. 4-ranked Capital.

The Hilltoppers came back from an 11-point hole at the half to take a lead into the fourth quarter. But Mikey Lopez of Capital dropped in a pair of free throws with 3.0 seconds left to lift the Jaguars to a 52-50 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

Los Alamos got big second half efforts from Thomas Russell and Bobby Sanders, but despite the upset bid, slipped to 1-3 in District 2-4A play.

See more information in Sunday's Monitor.