Boys hoops: Bulldogs bite Pirates postseason chances
At this point in the season Arvada is forced to play spoiler and that is exactly what they did in their 79-66 victory over Alameda Friday at Arvada High School.
With Alameda’s playoff hopes on life-support the Bulldogs came out in the second half and outscored the Pirates 50-31.
Arvada had three different players score at least 15 points including junior Jesse Jackson’s 15 points.
Alameda (7-12, 3-7), may have to win-out in order to qualify for the playoffs and will start that mission Friday at 7 p.m. at Wheat Ridge. Arvada (3-17, 2-8), will play at Conifer Thursday at 7 p.m.
Arvada West boys’ basketball used a big fourth quarter to hold off Standley Lake 47-33 Friday at Standley Lake High School.
After trading punches through three quarters in a game that could have went either way, the Wildcats outscored the Gators 18-8 in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats have won three straight and have playoff seeding to still play for. A-West (12-7, 7-5), will host Columbine Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ralston Valley attacked Bear Creek early and used that big lead to fuel their 62-40 victory Friday at Ralston Valley High School.
The Bears have not been able to keep up with teams who start fast this season and the Mustangs took advantage taking a 31-17 lead into halftime.
Bear Creek’s intensity increased in the second half but their hole was too big to dig out of.
Ralston Valley senior Hunter Price scored a game-high 22 points in the win. Bear Creek (2-18, 1-12), will host Pomona Thursday at 7 p.m. The Mustangs (12-7, 8-4), will play at Standley Lake Thursday at 7 p.m.
Like clockwork D’Evelyn dismantled another opponent, their latest victim being Evergreen in a 72-45 rout Friday at Evergreen High School.
Luke Stratman started the game 0-for-3 and the Evergreen crowd started to chant “0-for-3, 0-for-3, 0-for-3.”
That was a mistake and the D’Evelyn senior went on to score 31 points which included seven three-pointers. D’Evelyn (18-1, 10-0), will play at Green Mountain Thursday at 7 p.m.
Green Mountain (9-10, 4-6), will host D’Evelyn Thursday at 7 p.m.
As they fight to get their record back to .500 Faith Christian got a 51-39 victory over Jefferson Academy Friday at Faith Christian High School.
The Eagles used a 22-9 third quarter to take control of the game and secure their second straight win.
Faith Christian senior Miles Finch scored 17 points.
The Eagles (7-9, 3-3), will play at Manuel Tuesday at 7 p.m.