Alameda gets its first win

Jeffco girls hoops highlights: Golden nearly upsets Green Mountain

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- Both teams had players with huge individual efforts but Arvada was beaten by Alameda 56-54 Friday at Alameda High School.

Senior Kelly Lehnerz recorded a triple-double (24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks) and was two steals shy of a quadruple-double but her Bulldogs still fell to the Pirates, who had their own huge night from sophomore Preshus Nash.

Nash scored 27 points and seven rebounds, and junior Alejandra Pena had 12 points and seven blocks, and the pair spurred on a fourth quarter comeback where Alameda outscored Arvada 19-12 to secure the league victory.

The Pirates (1-9, 1-3) will host Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.

The Bulldogs (3-9, 0-4) will host D’Evelyn Friday at 7 p.m.

Golden opportunity missed by Demons

Green Mountain used an early lead to hold off a Golden in a 42-38 victory Friday at Golden High School.

Senior Kelli Van Tassel scored 14 points and sophomore Hannah Hank scored 10 points in the Rams’ win.

Golden could not dig itself out of a 23-14 first half hole despite a strong second half rally. The Demons missed the chance at stealing a marquee win.

Golden (6-7, 2-2 in 4A Jeffco) will play at Evergreen Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Green Mountain (11-2, 4-0 in 4A Jeffco) is red hot with nine straight wins. The team will play Friday at Alameda at 7 p.m.

Gray’s 22 rebounds guides Bears

Bear Creek found its early season form and used it to beat Pomona 54-44 Thursday at Pomona High School.

The Bears had three players score at least 16 points including junior Brett Johnson’s 16 points and senior Amber Gray’s 16 points.

But it was Gray’s 22 rebounds that stole the show and powered her Bears’ teammates.

Pomona junior Alexa Zarlengo had 13 points and 12 rebounds but the Panthers could never close the 28-18 gap Bear Creek created in the first half.

Pomona (5-7, 2-5 in 5A Jeffco) has now lost four straight games after winning four of five games in December. The Panthers will host Standley Lake Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Bear Creek (7-6, 3-4) opened the season with four straight wins but has struggled late dropping four of five games this month before their win over Pomona. The Bears will host Standley Lake Friday at 7 p.m.

It took overtime but Ralston Valley hung on to beat Dakota Ridge 57-56 Saturday at Dakota Ridge High School.

Freshman Ashley Van Sickle scored a game-high 20 points and senior Chantal Jacobs 15 points for the Mustangs, who survived a slugfest with the Eagles.

The victory for Ralston Valley keeps them in hot pursuit of Lakewood (7-0 in 5A Jeffco this season) for a league title.

But they still have some work to do as the Mustangs (10-3, 6-1 in 5A Jeffco) will play at Lakewood on Jan. 31 in a game that could be for a league title.

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