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Prep girls basketball: ’Toppers fall at VV

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos girls basketball team fell to 2-2 on the season by dropping its toughest contest so far this season 45-30 against Volcano Vista on Tuesday in Albuquerque.
The Hilltoppers began by matching the Hawks intensity and led 6-5 to finish the first quarter. However, Volcano Vista began to pull away in the second quarter, using a 10-1 run midway through the frame. The Hawks eventually led 22-15 at halftime.
Los Alamos stayed within distance in the quarter and cut the lead to 26-20. But the Hawks answered and finished the quarter with an 11-5 run to lead 35-27 going into the fourth quarter.
Volcano Vista clamped down on defense in the fourth frame and only allowed five points during the frame.
The Hawks outscored Los Alamos 8-5 in the final eight minutes.
The 45 points was the most Los Alamos has allowed this season, while 30 is lowest its scored on offense.
The Hilltoppers played Belen on Saturday after the Los Alamos Monitor’s print deadline.