The good news for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was that it played quite possibly the best game of its season Tuesday night at home.
The bad news, however, was that it still wasn’t enough to win.
Los Alamos did most of what it needed to in order to pull off an upset over the Bernalillo Spartans Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium, including getting the ball inside to the basket. One of the things it did not do so well, however, was finish off its layups.
Those missed shots may have made a difference for the Hilltoppers, who dropped the contest 63-53.
Los Alamos has just one more regular season game remaining, which is scheduled for Friday night at Del Norte.
The Hilltoppers (2-23) celebrated senior night Tuesday, but much of their offense came from their freshmen.
In the first half, Michael Naranjo chipped in one of his best performances of the season, scoring 8 points as Los Alamos tried to claw its way back from a rough first quarter. Late in the first half and going into the second half, guard Antonio Trujillo got red hot from long distance, hitting 5 consecutive 3-pointers.
Trujillo finished with a team-high 19 points, including a big 3 that cut the Spartan lead, which had been as much as 12 in the first half, down to just 4 with a little over 4 minutes left to play.