LAHS to face top teams at holiday tournament

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By Phil Scherer

After a rocky start to the season, the Los Alamos High School girls’ basketball team heads to Clovis for the Plateau Holiday Classic Thursday through Saturday, hoping to build momentum to carry over into 2019.

The tournament will challenge the Hilltoppers, as it is full of tough and unfamiliar opponents from New Mexico and Texas that will push LAHS for three days.

The Hilltoppers are 3-6 heading into the tournament. In the team’s most recent games, the Hilltoppers gave up an early 13-point lead against Roswell, losing in overtime. The next day, LAHS defeated a tough Artesia team thanks to 27 points from junior Becca Green. Along with Green, Natalie Gallegos and Alex Calderon have emerged as offensive threats as the team continues to show signs of improvement.

In the first round of the tournament, the Hilltoppers will face host school Clovis at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The Wildcats have gone 3-5 this year, with wins against Portales, Cleveland and Albuquerque High. The team has struggled for offensive consistency at times, but Mikyla Harkey and Antanishwa Molett have been bright spots, averaging more than 10 points per game each.

The winner of that opening round matchup will face the winner of Farmington against Texas school Borger High School on Friday.

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