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Prep basketball roundup: Los Lunas, Highland (in OT), Bosque School boys win first-place showdowns

Feb. 6—Volcano Vista-Atrisco Heritage was not the only important boys basketball game in the metro area on Tuesday night.

Los Lunas, Highland (in overtime, yet again) and Bosque School all collected victories in head-to-head matchups between the top two teams in Districts 5-5A, 5-4A and 5-3A, respectively.

In Los Lunas, Junior guard Jalin Holland had 23 points as the Tigers held on to edge visiting Albuquerque High 46-43 in a game pitting the top two teams from 5-5A.

Los Lunas improved to 5-0 in league play, the Bulldogs are 4-1. Both teams are 14-7 overall.

AHS had the ball in its hands in the final seconds with a chance to win trailing 44-43, but Los Lunas turned the Bulldogs over in the backcourt and scored.

At St. Pius, Highland outscored the Sartans 18-7 in OT and beat St. Pius 79-68.

Junior guard Jesus Licon scored 10 of his game-best 36 points in the extra session for Highland, which improved to 17-5 overall and 4-0 in 5-4A. The Hornets are 4-0 in overtime games this season; two of those have come against St. Pius. The Sartans (11-9, 3-1) had possession at the end of regulation, but a potential game-winning shot misfired.

In 5-3A, Bosque School routed Sandia Prep 60-19 on Tuesday, as the Bobcats (15-5, 4-0) got 17 points from Oliver Tumolo, 11 points and seven assists from Kyle Morris, and nine points and 21 rebounds from Cooper Hautau.

The Sundevils are 2-1 in district, 5-16 overall.

On the girls side Tuesday night, Eldorado absolutely hammered La Cueva 63-40 in District 2-5A action. Bella Hines scored 43 points (including six 3s) for the Eagles.