After falling behind 15-6 in the first quarter Tuesday against Hope Christian, the Los Alamos girls' basketball team chipped away and chipped away to eventually win the game 55-51.
"They punched us in the face in the first quarter," Los Alamos head coach Nestor Trujillo said. "It seemed like it was an uphill battle the whole game."
Los Alamos, however, won the next two quarters 14-11 and 17-13 to go into the fourth quarter only trailing 39-37.
Los Alamos then completed its comeback in the fourth.
"The girls had a tremendous effort on both sides of the court," coach Trujillo said. "That's something to be proud of. They kept chipping away in one of the toughest places to play in the state."
The 'Toppers sunk seven 3-pointers in the game, including a couple big ones by Ashley Logan. "A three in women's basketball is like a dunk in men's basketball — it changes the momentum," coach Trujillo said.
Makaela Jones also had a big game for Los Alamos, taking advantage of a mismatch and scoring a game-high 19 points.
"We kept going to her and she was on fire," coach Trujillo said.
Kayla Salazar added 12 points.
Ashlynn Trujillo, who continued to draw a lot of attention, distributed the ball well. "Between assists and rebounds, she probably had a double-double," coach Trujillo said.