'Toppers end drought with overtime win

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By Mike Cote

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team finally broke into the win column for the 2012-13 season, winning a nail-biter in overtime.

Los Alamos’ Simon Heath and Skyler Veenis had big buckets in the overtime period as the Hilltoppers downed the Taos Tigers 57-54 at Griffith Gymnasium Friday. William Steinkamp’s rebound-and-putback with just four seconds remaining tied the game at 47 and forced the extra period.

Los Alamos led most of the game but Taos looked like it might grab the win after going up early in the fourth quarter and led 45-40 with under a minute left in regulation.

See more on Friday’s win in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.