The Los Alamos girls' basketball team improved to 3-0 Tuesday with a 47-33 win at Albuquerque Academy.
"It wasn't the prettiest game, but we found a way to squeak it out," Los Alamos head coach Nestor Trujillo said. "It was a total team effort."
Los Alamos' defense stepped up once again, limiting Academy to single-digits in every quarter except the fourth when the Chargers scored 10.
"On defense, everybody showed up and we really pulled together," coach Trujillo said. "Both teams played great defense."
Los Alamos led 11-9 after the first quarter and 20-18 at halftime. In the third quarter, however, the 'Toppers pulled away with a dominant effort, winning the quarter 18-5 to take a 36-23 lead into the final quarter.
Ashlynn Trujillo led Los Alamos' offense with a 24-point effort. Makaela Jones added 13. Ashley Logan also played in her first game and had several assists in the contest.
Next, Los Alamos will host Belen Thursday.
Boys fall to Moriarty
The Los Alamos boys basketball suffered its first loss of the season, 55-44 to Moriarty. The boys fell behind 16-9 in the first quarter, trailed 31-22 at halftime and were never able to catch up.