Topper Boys Basketball Ends Season With Pojoaque Win

Nico Garcia was the high point man for the Toppers scoring the winning points at the end of overtime. Photo by John McHale/

Cooper Frank and Cameron Haag surround Sean Aragon at midcourt in the 2nd quarter. Photo by John McHale/


The Los Alamos High School Topper Boys Basketball Team closed out their season with a big win over the Pojoaque Elks Saturday evening at Pojoaque High School.

These two teams are well matched and either team could have won the contest as they traded the lead back and forth throughout the game.

In their first meeting earlier this season, the game went down to the last few seconds when the Toppers scored with one second on the clock to win the contest 48-45.  This game was just as exciting and ended in a 50-50 tie at the end of regulation play requiring an overtime to decide the winner.

Once again, the Toppers scored the extra points, with only a few seconds on the clock to win the contest 65-60. The Toppers finished the season with an 8-4 overall win/loss record and 5-3 for conference play.

Cooper Frank flies over the defense of Sean Aragon for a score in the 3rd quarter. Photo by John McHale/

Topper head coach Benito Maestas maps out the strategy for the team in the final seconds of the game. Photo by John McHale/