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LAHS girls’ basketball picks up big win at Capital

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By Phil Scherer

After leading by double digits at halftime, the Los Alamos High Scholl girls’ basketball team held on for a 45-41 win Tuesday night on the road against former district rival Capital. 

It was the second meeting of the season between the teams. LAHS and Capital met in the second round of the Capitol City Tournament in early December, with the Hilltoppers earning a hard-fought 41-40 victory. 

Early on in the rematch, it appeared the Hilltoppers would have no trouble pulling away. LAHS jumped out to a quick 13-7 lead, with junior Becca Green scoring the first seven points of the game. 

She found herself double-teamed near the basket throughout the evening, but was still able to get her shots in the air to create offensive opportunities. 

When the shots weren’t open for her, she did a good job of distributing the ball to her teammates, as Alex Calderon, Michaela Gonzales and Mattie Ruminer knocked down shots in the opening quarter. 

LAHS’ offensive momentum continued in the second quarter, as Natalie Gallegos knocked down a wide-open three-point shot. Despite being one of the tallest girls on the team, head coach Lanse Carter has played Gallegos near the three-point line a lot this season in an attempt to get her to broaden her skill set. 


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