Hilltopper Girls Basketball Beats Academy Chargers

Elena Abeyta had a very BIG night with 11 points and was the high scorer for the game. She made steals at critical times and scored 4points in the over time. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Isabell Larribas drives to the basket for two of her 9 points for the game Monday night. The Chargers were a very physical team but the Toppers were able to respond. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Becca Green, left, Natalie Gallegos and Susana Gallegos are all over Savina Gomero under the Topper basket. The Topper defense was in full swing all through the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Girls Hilltoppers were in need of a victory as they took on the Academy Chargers in Griffith Gym Monday night. 
Well, they got their wish in a upset victory over the chargers 44-41. The Chargers were 3-0 in district play and ranked as one of the top 5 teams in the state so the topper victory was big.
The Toppers started the first quarter with a very stiff defense, which held the Chargers to only 6, while the Toppers scored 15. In the 2nd quarter the Toppers did not fair as well and only scored 4 point to the 16 of the Chargers bringing the halftime score to 19-22 Chargers. 
In the 3rd quarter LA only managed to score 8 points but held the Chargers to only 6 points bringing the bringing the score to 25-30 Chargers. 
In the 4th quarter the Topper defense once again held the Chargers to 4 points while scoring 9, which tied the game at 34-34. In the overtime the Toppers offense made the crucial points to win the game 44-41.
Sienna Ahlers makes a drive to the basket. She had 3 pointers in the game and played great defense, with many steals and rebounds. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Ashley Atencio steals the ball from Caroline Pecos-Duarte in the 3rd quarter. She had 2 points for the game. Photo by John Mchale/ladailypost.com
Coach Josh Archuleta maps out another big play in the 3rd quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Becca Green made her presents under the basket felt all through the game and finished with 4 pionts. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
The Topper defense at work in the 4th quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Yahoo! Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com