The Los Alamos girls basketball team split a pair of games in a span of three days.
On Thursday, the Hilltoppers went on the road and defeated Belen 35-25. But Los Alamos couldn’t carry the momentum into Saturday, as the Hilltoppers fell to Valencia 32-24 at Griffith Gym.
After the pair of games, Los Alamos fell to 3-3 on the season, and hosted Santa Fe High on Tuesday (after the Los Alamos Monitor’s print deadline).
The 25 points allowed against Belen was a season low for the Hilltoppers on defense. But against Valencia, the Hilltoppers 24 points scored was a season low on the offensive side.
On Saturday, Los Alamos struggled to knock down shots and started the game 0 of 6 from the floor and didn’t make a field goal in the first quarter, as the Jaguars took a 9-2 lead after the opening eight minutes.
Los Alamos didn’t convert a field goal until Anna Lemke knocked down a shot with 5:23 left in the second quarter. The Hilltoppers added three more points during the second quarter, as Valencia led 16-7 at halftime.