Toppers Defeat Pojoaque Elks 63-57

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Harrison Frank goes coast-to-coast for the score that put the Toppers in the lead in the 4th quarter and the Toppers held the lead against the Elks until the final buzzer, winning 63-57. This was the second round of the district playoffs Tuesday evening in Ben Lujan Gymnasium in Pojoaque. This is the 3rd meeting of these teams with the Elks winning both previous games by a narrow margin. The Toppers now progress to the 3rd round game against the Taos Tigers at 6 p.m. Thursday in Taos. Harrison was the top scorer of the game with 27 points, which included 6-3’s for the game. Photo by John McHale/

Elijah Ortiz hits a critical 3 point shot late in the 4th quarter to give the Toppers the edge for a win under the watchful eye of coach Benito Maestas. Ortiz had 10 points, which included 2-3’s. Photo by John McHale/

Gavin Campos tries to drive through traffic to the basket in the 3rd quarter. Photo by John McHale/

JD Carson tries to block a shot by Rob Martinez but is called for the fowl, his 3rd under the Elks basket in the 3rd quarter. Photo by John McHale/

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