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A-West rallies for win

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ARVADA - Arvada West rallied down eight points at halftime to beat Bear Creek 61-57 Saturday at Arvada West High School.

A shootout between two of Jeffco’s best scorers broke out as A-West junior Thomas Neff scored 20 points.

Bear Creek senior D.J. Miles scored 22 points but it wasn’t enough to get the Bears their first league win.

Bear Creek (4-5, 0-2 in 5A Jeffco) will attempt to get back to .500 when they play at Ralston Valley on Friday at 7 p.m.

A-West (6-3, 2-0 in 5A Jeffco) has been a pleasant surprise this season and has proved they could be good enough to compete for league title.

Rams fall to Denver South

Denver South outscored Green Mountain by 14 points in the second half to comeback and beat the Rams 71-65 Friday at Green Mountain High School.

Sophomore Austin Fritts scored 24 points and two of his teammates added 13 points each for the Rams, but they could not stop the Rebels and senior Tyson Purifoy who scored 28 points.

Green Mountain took an eight point lead into halftime after a big first half from Daniel Brughelli who not only recorded 13 points but added 11 rebounds as well.

But every bounce and every call seemed to go South’s was in the second half and the Rams could not stop the bleeding.

Green Mountain (3-4, 0-0 4A Jeffco) kicks off their league schedule as they host Evergreen Friday at 7 p.m.

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