The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team broke open a tight ballgame in the fourth quarter at Deming Friday night.
Los Alamos scored 27 points in the final quarter to win going away, 62-45, at Wildcat Gymnasium. Los Alamos went into the ballgame as the No. 9 seed in the 4A playoffs, while Deming was the No. 8 seed.
The Hilltoppers (17-12) held a scant 2 point lead after three quarters of play, but dominated in the final quarter, holding the Wildcats (17-10) to 12 points.
With the win, Los Alamos will now advance to the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs. It will play at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday in The Pit in Albuquerque.
Check Sunday’s edition of the Los Alamos Monitor for more information on Friday’s game.
Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 in Los Alamos and KOTS AM in Deming for their help with this report.