Toppers Take 3rd At Hub City Tournament

Los Alamos High School Basketball Coach Mike Kluk talks with his starters during a time out in the first period of the Hub City Tournament played Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Belen High School Gymnasium. The Topper Boys Team’s first game was against the MAS Charter Bulls, a new charter school in Albuquerque. Despite having no gym to practice in and having to practice outside, the Bulls were full of energy in spite of losing to the Toppers, 69-23. The next game for the Toppers was against Manzano Monarchs, which the Toppers lost 65-71. For their final game, the Toppers played the Mayfield Trojans and the Toppers were victorious 68-53 and won third place for the tournament. Photo by John McHale/

Troy Hammock is closely guarded by a Bulls defender in the first period. Photo by John McHale/

Gabriel Holesinger and a Bulls defender try for a rebound under the Topper basket. Photo by John McHale/

David Owen is greeted by a highflying Bulls defender under the Tipper basket. Photo by John McHale/

Deandre Lawrence picks up a lose ball at mid court. Photo by John McHale/

Ivan Balakirev is fouled while going for a layup in the 3 third quarter. Photo by John McHale/

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