The Los Alamos girls basketball team played a strenuous schedule during non-district play.
The difficult games didn’t end in non-district, as the Hilltoppers are set to face Española Valley at 7 p.m. tonight in Española.
Playing some of the state’s best talent could prepare Los Alamos against the Sundevils, who were ranked No. 6 in this week’s maxprep.com’s Class 5A rankings.
The Hilltoppers, who are 5-14 overall and 0-1 in District 2-5A, will look to avoid falling behind in the District 2-5A standings with a win.
Los Alamos’ defensive effort is likely going to give the Hilltoppers the best shot of ending its losing streak to Española, a streak that dates back to the 2012-13 season. Since then, the Sundevils have defeated Los Alamos in the team’s last 10 meetings, including four close games last season. The Hilltoppers and Española have played district title games in the previous four seasons.