The Los Alamos boys’ basketball team has had an incredibly busy week making up for the contests that were cancelled during Roswell’s holiday tournament.
The Hilltoppers will conclude the stretch tonight, playing their sixth game in the seven days at Capital to begin their District 2-5A season.
“It’s fast and furious,” Los Alamos head coach Mike Kluk said. “We’ll see if their legs hold up. We’re getting conditioning and playing time all in one.”
The ’Toppers split the first four games of the busy stretch, avenging an earlier loss to Moriarty, 43-40, last Thursday and also beating Miyamura, 47-43, Saturday. Artesia, however, beat Los Alamos on Friday, 57-53, and Monday, 56-46.
As this paper was going to press, Los Alamos was also scheduled to play Tuesday afternoon at Goddard.
“It’s good for us to get these teams we’ve been playing,” Kluk said. “We’re all grouped together so it will give the state selection comittee something to look at — that’s the hope.”
Los Alamos was 6-9 overall after Monday’s loss, but beating a Fighting Pinto squad who previously beat the ’Toppers by 11 points was a definitive sign the team is improving.