With their backs against the wall, the Los Alamos boys' basketball team has got hot when it needed to the most. The Hilltoppers entered the District 2-5A tournament as the No. 5 seed, knowing a loss would likely end their season.
Los Alamos started the tournament by beating Del Norte, 52-47, on Monday.
Tuesday, Los Alamos beat Bernalillo 65-62 in overtime.
Now, the Hilltoppers will play at Española Valley Thursday in the district tournament's semifinal game. The boys' championship will take place Saturday at Capital.
The Los Alamos girls' basketball team will also play Thursday, not Wednesday as originally reported. The Hilltopper girls will host Del Norte in the semifinals. The girls' championship game will then take place Friday at Española Valley.
All of the district tournament games are scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.