The Los Alamos girls basketball team beat Del Norte 40-36 Thursday to earn the right to play for the district championship. That game will Saturday at Española Valley, 7 p.m.
The Hilltoppers were sluggish early, but went into halftime tied at 14.
Del Norte took a 16-15 lead in the third, but then Los Alamos came alive. Jordan Duran made three field goals to spark a 9-2 run. The Hilltoppers stayed aggressive and scored more points in a four-minute span than they had the previous 20 minutes. They took a 29-20 lead into the fourth.
Del Norte got back within 1 point of Los Alamos halfway through the fourth, but the Hilltoppers were able to finish on top.
Ashlynn Trujillo led Los Alamos with 15 points — 10 of which came in the fourth. Duran and Amber Logan both finished with 6. Los Alamos also got points from Sofia Roybal (5), Makaela Jones (4), Shannon Irwin (2) and Ashley Logan (2).