Topper Ladies win district title by defeating the Moriarty Pintos in a sport performed Saturday night time in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers struggled within the first half however pulled their sport collectively the second half to win 56-52. Photograph by John McHale/ladailypost.com
GG Romero finds a gap within the robust Pinto protection to attain. Photograph by John McHale/ladailypost.com
By MIKE COTE
Los Alamos Each day Put up
One Los Alamos basketball staff will likely be headed to the 2022-23 postseason, however the different will likely be staying at residence.
The Los Alamos Hilltopper ladies basketball staff was awarded a No. 6 seed within the Class 4A playoffs.
Los Alamos will tackle the Valley Vikings within the opening spherical Friday night time at residence.
Los Alamos’ boys, in the meantime, have been frozen out of the playoffs this season. Los Alamos completed tied for second within the common season District 2-A standings, however after the tiebreaker was utilized, Los Alamos dropped to fourth place.
The Hilltoppers made an excellent case for inclusion through the district match final week, ending because the match runner-up, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to propel them into the postseason.
The Hilltopper boys have been harm by the choice committee’s choice to provide the Pojoaque Valley Elks a No. 15 seed, the second-lowest seed within the match. That meant there was no a couple of extra spot to probably place the Hilltoppers, since they couldn’t be included with out the Elks, who gained the common season tiebreaker between them.
For the Hilltopper ladies, they gained the 2-4A common season title, then held Moriarty off in additional time to win the 2-4A match championship.
Los Alamos, which gained 19 video games this season and misplaced simply three video games out of its final 22, got here again from a double-digit deficit on the break, outscoring Moriarty 18-3 within the third quarter to take the lead that Moriarty held for many of regulation Saturday night time.
That sport was broadcast on the Los Alamos Each day Put up’s YouTube channel.
Saturday’s win was the third Hilltopper victory over the Pintos in as many tries this season. Moriarty did earn an at-large bid into the match, choosing up a No. 12 seed.
Valley, its first-round opponent, completed with a document of 16-11 through the season. The Vikings completed second within the District 6 common season and third within the 6-4A match.
Kirtland Central, to the shock of nobody, is the highest seed within the ladies 4A match. Gallup, St. Pius X and Hope Christian earned the 2-4 seeds.
The winner between Los Alamos and Valley will face the winner between the third-seeded St. Pius Sartans and the 14th-seeded Portales Rams within the second spherical March 7 at College Area in Albuquerque.
For Los Alamos’ boys, their season is finished. They got here inside a couple of minutes of incomes an automated bid into the playoffs, however couldn’t maintain on to a late lead towards the Taos Tigers within the district match championship Friday.
That sport was additionally broadcast on the Los Alamos Each day Put up’s YouTube channel.
Taos put up 21 factors within the ultimate quarter, most of these coming from heart Daemon Ely, topped Los Alamos 57-53. Los Alamos led many of the method.
To get to the 2-4A match championship, the Hilltoppers defeated Moriarty at residence, then knocked off Pojoaque Valley and Espanola Valley, each on the street, to advance.
Taos is the No. 7 seed within the boys match. Albuquerque Academy earned the No. 1 seed on the boys aspect.
Tera McDonald drives by way of the protection to the basket. Photograph by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Abigail Martinez and GG Romero attempt to strip the ball from Aneesa Chavez within the first quarter. Photograph by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Carley Holland and GG Romero field Presley Edwards into the nook late within the sport. Photograph by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Adblock take a look at (Why?)