By MORRIE PONGRATZ
Voice of the Hilltoppers
Topper Girls defeated Taos 79–47 Tuesday night.
guard Kayla Salazar came out on fire against the Taos Tigers. She had 17 points in the first 10 minutes of play leading the Toppers to a 23-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Salazar ended the evening with 31 points to lead the Toppers in scoring and had 5 three pointers.
The Toppers hot start allowed Coach Nestor Trujillo to clear the bench playing all varsity players early in the contest. The Toppers led 41 to 24 at halftime. Taos was simply overwhelmed losing three players via the foul route. Elena Espinoza led the outgunned Tigers with 21 points, 11 points coming at the free throw line as the Toppers were whistled for 28 fouls. The Tigers shot 35 free throws.
Senior guard Ashlynn Trujillo had 18 points and 8 rebounds for the Toppers. Ashley Logan had 10 points.
The next home action for the girls is Tuesday when they host district foe the Capital Jaguars.