LAKEWOOD - Arvada West used a monster night from senior Corey Hendrickson to get a 47-43 win Friday at Bear Creek High School.
The Bears battled for four full quarters but they could not overcome Hendrickson’s 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Bear Creek sophomore Edina Krusko recorded 12 points.
A-West (5-13, 4-7) will host Standley Lake Friday at 7 p.m. Bear Creek (8-10, 4-7) will host Ralston Valley Friday at 7 p.m.
In a meeting between the first and last place teams in the 4A Jeffco standings Alameda fell 69-14 Friday at D’Evelyn High School. Alameda wasn’t able to do much against a D’Evelyn team that makes most of their opponents look bad.
But on Friday night D’Evelyn held Alameda to five first half points and then scoreless in the fourth quarter.
Alameda, one of the youngest teams in 4A Jeffco featuring three freshman, will use the loss as a fuel as they lay down the foundation for their future.
D’Evelyn (16-1, 8-0) will play at Evergreen Friday at 7 p.m. Alameda (1-15, 0-8) will host Arvada Friday at 7 p.m.
Arvada couldn’t overcome a slow start and fell to Evergreen 69-26 Friday at Arvada High School.
Junior Kelly Lehnerz scored 13 points to lead the Bulldogs, who were overwhelmed by one of the best teams in 4A Jeffco.
Still, the young Bulldogs have taken a big step forward, improving four wins (and counting) from last season’s campaign.
Arvada (6-10, 1-7) will play at Alameda Friday at 7 p.m.
Shorthanded Golden had no answers in a 67-26 loss Friday at Conifer High School.
With several players out with injury and illness the Demons were no match for a Conifer team that brought a defensive intensity that Golden couldn’t crack.
Senior Lauren Chacho led the Demons with 11 points and seven rebounds, and sophomore Riley Sanders added nine rebounds in the loss.
Golden (7-10, 4-4), losers of back-to-back games, will play at Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.
5A Jeffco’s two best teams collided with Lakewood falling 49-32 Friday at Ralston Valley High School.
Ralston Valley’s defense held Lakewood 32 points under their average of 64 points per game. The Tigers held the Mustangs to three third quarter points, but their deficit was too big to dig out of and Ralston Valley hung on for one of their best victories of the season. Lakewood (14-4, 9-2), had their eight game winning streak snapped in the loss but will attempt to start a new streak when they host Pomona Friday at 7 p.m.
Ralston Valley (16-2, 11-0), remains perfect in league play and will play at Bear Creek Friday at 7 p.m.
Jefferson gave up a late lead after their offense stalled out in a 26-21 loss to Arrupe Jesuit Friday at Jefferson High School.
The Saints led going into the fourth quarter but were outscored 10-3 in the final quarter. The loss was Jefferson’s fourth straight. The Saints (3-11, 1-6) will attempt to get back in the win column when they play at Friday at 7 p.m. at Lake County High School in Leadville.
Pomona used their best defensive effort to hold on and beat Chatfield 39-36 Friday at Pomona High School.
Despite only scoring two fourth quarter points, the Panthers were able to hang on and beat Chatfield.
Pomona senior Kristen Seltenreich scored 10 points and sophomore Dominique Riley scored 12 points and added seven rebounds.
Pomona (9-9, 4-7) will play at Lakewood Friday at 7 p.m.