Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bubble Bursts For 'Toppers.(Sports)

Byline: Ken Sickenger Journal Staff Writer

Farmington Abruptly Ends Miracle Run in Semifinals

Class 4A

LAS CRUCES The Los Alamos girls basketball team's remarkable postseason run unraveled Thursday.

Under pressure imposed from within and by an attacking Farmington defense, the Hilltoppers managed just nine points in the second and third quarters of a 47-40 loss in the Class 4A semifinals of the high school state tournament at the Pan American Center.

"I think the pressure of wanting to get to the championship game finally got a little too heavy," said Los Alamos coach Gerry Washburn, whose team rebounded from a New Mexico Activities Association ruling to forfeit all its regular-season victories for using an ineligible player. …

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