The Los Alamos girls’ basketball team scored 10 points in under a minute to start its season hot Tuesday against St. Michael’s.
Ashlynn Trujillo grabbed the tipoff and dribbled down the court for a layup. Kayla Salazar sunk a 3-pointer. Makaela Jones stole the ball and scored an easy bucket and then Salazar drained another three to put Los Alamos 10-0 57 seconds into the game.
The ’Toppers went on to win their season opener, 70-61.
After the fast start, St. Mike’s scored the next six points.
Trujillo, however, added three more buckets to help Los Alamos take a 19-10 lead into the second quarter.
The teams shot a combined 27 free throws in the second quarter, but St. Mike’s only made 3-of-12 attempts and Los Alamos did a little better, making 7-of-15.
Los Alamos took a 36-20 lead into halftime.
The fouls continued in the second half — four ’Toppers and two Horsemen fouled out in the game.
Jocelyn Fernandez helped St. Mike’s cut Los Alamos’ lead to 38-30 in the third, but got her fourth foul soon after and spent the rest of the quarter on the bench.
A Salazar 3-pointer gave the ’Toppers a spark. Then Trujillo made a pair of impressive buckets. On one, she spun away from the pressure and sunk a shot with barely a glance at the hoop.