The Los Alamos girls' basketball team had several players step up Saturday to help it blow by Pojoaque, 76-46, and improve to 2-0 on the season.
"I'm pretty excited about this whole group of girls," Los Alamos head coach Nestor Trujillo said. "They're playing loose and confident and they're having fun. They aren't nervous before the game and it shows."
The 'Toppers jumped all over Pojoaque early in the game, shutting down the Elkettes' attack while sinking buckets at the other side of the court.
"The defense was key," coach Trujillo said. "If we continue to play at that level it will equate to easy, early offense for us."
The coach said Elena Abeyta did well defensively, pressuring Pojoaque's guards to limit their attack. "That was real vital to the success of everybody else," coach Trujillo said.
Sophia Roybal also "played one of her best games on both sides of the court," coach Trujillo said. "She had a phenomenal game."
After winning the first quarter 22-13, Los Alamos limited Pojoaque to 4 second-quarter points to take a 41-17 lead into halftime.
While Los Alamos' defense was shutting Pojoaque down, its offense got production from all over the place.