Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Much Ado About Los Alamos Hoops Tickets.(Sports)

Byline: Will Webber Journal Staff Writer

LOS ALAMOS Finding a ticket to Friday night's boys high school basketball rematch between the Espanola Valley Sundevils and Los Alamos Hilltoppers would have been a monumental task, regardless.

The 'Toppers won 78-59, but a story just as big as the game centered around a ticket controversy that made things difficult for Espanola fans.

Los Alamos athletic director Robert Abney gave away 1,200 free tickets to Los Alamos High staff and students rather than sell them to the general public.

It was done, Abney said, in hopes of getting the type of fan support from Los Alamos that Espanola's team enjoys from its rabid following. …

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