'Topper boys lose in opening round

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ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team whittled a Mayfield Trojan advantage down to just one point with under 5 minutes remaining Thursday, but that would be as close as the Hilltoppers would get.

The Hilltoppers lost a tight ballgame to Mayfield in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational at Albuquerque Academy Thursday, falling 60-49. The Hilltoppers  had several chances late to take the lead, but the Trojans pulled away late in the quarter to secure the win.

Los Alamos takes on tournament host Albuquerque Academy Friday at 1:15 p.m. For more information, check out Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.