Toppers Win Big Start For 2018-19 Basketball Season

Becca Green takes the tipoff Tuesday night to start the 2018-19 basketball season at St. Mikes. The Toppers came up with a big win over the Horseman 62-44. The Horseman are a young team loaded with talent but no match for the Toppers. The Toppers played a complete game with strong showings on both offense and defense. Photo by John McHale/

Lanse Carter is the new head basketball coach for the Topper girls. He is new to Los Alamos but certainly not new to the game of basketball with a long and successful career with several state titles to his credit. Fans can look forward to an exciting and successful season. Photo by John McHale/

Michaela Gonzales works her way through traffic for a layup attempt in the 2nd quarter. Photo by John McHale/

Alex Calderon brings the ball down court guarded by Cia Alvarez in the 1st quarter. She scored 5 points during the game. Photo by John McHale/

 Natalie Gonzales heads to the net in the 1st quarter guarded by Corisa Padilla. She scored 12 points for the night. Photo by John McHale/

Rayna Morales blocks a shot attempt by Corisa Padilla in the 2nd quarter. Photo by John McHale/

Becca Green was the high point shooter for the game with 20 points. Photo by John McHale/

The Toppers were tough on defense, which kept the Horseman off balance the entire night. Photo by John McHale/