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Toppers Fall To Pintos In District Opener

on January 26, 2019 - 8:38am

Matthew Owen looks for an opening to the Topper basket, he was the Topper high point shooter with 11 points. The Toppers traveled Thursday night to Moriarty to play the Pintos in John Salvo Gymnasium and led the contest for the first three quarters. But in the fourth quarter the Toppers watched their lead fade away and lost the game 35-38. The Pinto's held the Toppers to just four free throws in the fourth quarter to close out the win. Photo by John McHale/

David Owen has the passage to the net blocked by a pair of Pinto defenders. He scored only 5 points for the night. Photo by John McHale/

JD Carson battles Bobby Shmutz and Caleb Flaming for the ball under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/

Luc Chavez picks up a loose ball ahead of Michael Pisz and heads to the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/

Gabriel Holesinger tries to keep the ball in bounds ahead of Tyler Ortiz. Photo by John McHale/

Gavin Campos finds the going tough as he is double teamed most of the evening holding him to only 5 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/

Gabriel Holesinger had a big night by scoring 7 points and retrieving several rebounds and blocking several shots. Photo by John McHale/

Sebbie Wood and Sahib Khalsa block a shot attempt by Bobby Shmutz under the Pinto basket. Photo by John McHale/