'Toppers fall to Centennial in tourney first round

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos boy basketball team fell 40-29 against Centennial on Thursday in the first round of the Hub City Tournament in Belen.

It was the Hilltoppers first loss of the season and the 29 points scored was a season low.   

Los Alamos kept it close throughout the first half and trailed only by six at the end of the third quarter. The Hawks then used their guards to open up and 10 point lead midway through the fourth quarter.

The Hilltoppers attempted to capitalize on their height advantage but couldn't convert shots near the basket.

Junior point guard Antonio Trujillo, who was expected to be the Hilltoppers starting point guard to start the season, made his appearance of the 2016-17 campaign, after sitting out the first three games with a thumb injury.

Los Alamos played Valley on Friday in the consolation bracket and finished the Hub City Tournament on Saturday. For a recap of the Hilltoppers performance in the tournament, check the Los Alamos Monitor's Wednesday edition.