SANTA FE — It was a first for a lot of people around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.
And the debut was a good one for just about everyone involved.
Los Alamos picked up a nice looking win in a tough venue to play, the Perez-Shelley Gymnasium at St. Michael’s. Los Alamos made some adjustments on the defensive end to slow down St. Mike’s primary weapon and employed an aggressive offensive attack.
The Hilltoppers took the lead midway through the second quarter and never looked back as they grabbed a 51-42 victory Tuesday night.
The win was the first in the career of new Hilltopper head coach Nestor Trujillo in his debut with the program.
And it was also an impressive debut for the newest member of the Hilltopper program, Ashlynn Trujillo, Nestor’s daughter.
Ashlynn Trujillo, a star at Española Valley for two seasons, was known for the utter chaos she caused on the floor.
Instead of doing that against Los Alamos, however, she was able to do that for Los Alamos Tuesday, a big factor in the win, along with her team-high 15 points.
“She is there to complement the rest of the team,” her father said.