Lady Toppers Win Basketball Season Opener 39-37

The Los Alamos High School Lady Toppers share a cheer as they take to the court to play the St Michael’s Lady Horseman in their season opener Tuesday evening in Griffith Gymnasium. The Toppers had a decent first quarter and dominated the Horseman under the basket, but the Toppers struggled throughout the rest of the contest. The game ended in a 32-32 tie, but the Toppers managed to hit crucial free-throws and won the game 39-37. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green battles Carmen Pacheco and Taryn Aguilar for the ball under the Topper basket. Green was the top scorer for the Toppers with 17 points, which included the game winning free-throws in the closing minutes of the game. Photo by John McHale/

Michaela Gonzales picks up a loose ball near the Topper basket in the first quarter. She scored 4 points for the game. Photo by John McHale/

Jenee Montoya turns the corner with Carisa Padilla closing in on her. Photo by John McHale/

Nadia Gallegos goes up for a shot as Taryn Aguilar closley guards her. Photo by John McHale/