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Prep girls basketball: LA struggles at Academy

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos girls basketball team took another tumble in District 2-5A play.

The Hilltoppers struggled offensively in their 37-18 loss against Albuquerque Academy Tuesday in Albuquerque.

Los Alamos fell to 6-18 overall and 1-5 in District 2-5A and is in last place in the district standings. The Chargers improved to 15-6 overall and 4-2 in district play and got within half a game of first place Española Valley.

Los Alamos' lone district win came against the Chargers in the team's Jan. 30 meeting, where the Hilltoppers were able to execute early in the game. The Chargers didn't allow that to happen Tuesday, as the Hilltoppers only managed one point in the opening eight minutes.

And on the other end, Academy's Sophie Long and Savina Romero found creases in the Hilltoppers defense and helped the Chargers take a 17-5 lead at halftime.

Los Alamos was able to match Academy in the third quarter but the scoring struggles continued in the final frame. The Chargers outscored the Hilltoppers 12-5 in the last eight minutes.

Los Alamos will host Española at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Griffith Gym.