Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Strange Season Comes to End For Hilltoppers.(Sports)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

LAS CRUCES Proving a strong finish is better than a strong start, the Farmington Scorpions roared back from an early double-digit deficit to defeat the Los Alamos Hilltoppers 47-40 Thursday in a girls state basketball semifinal.

Played in front of a sparse crowd Thursday morning at the spacious Pan American Center, the game brought an end to the Hilltoppers' title hopes. The setback drops Los Alamos into today's third-place game while Farmington moves on to Saturday's Class 4A state championship game.

Playing for third is hardly the scenario Los Alamos coach Gerry Washburn and his beleaguered troops envisioned after dominating play in the first quarter. …

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