Boys hoops: Golden beats Alameda in Jeffco showdown

Daniel Williams
Posted

GOLDEN - Golden used a huge third quarter to beat Alameda 76-55 in a 4A Jeffco matchup Wednesday at Golden High School.

The Demons outscored the Pirates 23-11 in the third quarter and never let Alameda back in the game, after a tightly played first half.Golden (5-5, 1-1) had four double-digits scorers including senior Tyler Richard’s 11 points and eight rebounds.

Alameda (5-4, 1-1) junior’s Marnath Rat and Morwail Arou each recorded 15 points, but Golden was too physical for the sometimes-too-finesse Pirates, who live-and-die by the three.

The two teams will have a rematch at Alameda on Feb. 6. Alameda, who has won five of their previous seven games, will look for a victory when they host Arvada Friday at 7 p.m. Golden will play at Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.

BEARS CAN’T STEAL 2ND WIN

Lakewood scored 20 points in the final quarter and was able to avoid Bear Creek’s upset bid with a 52-49 win Friday at Lakewood High School. Desperate for their second victory of the season, Bear Creek (1-12, 0-6) played their hearts out behind 23 points from junior DJ Miles. But Lakewood (6-6, 3-3) overcame the Bears’ slim first half lead and executed better down the stretch behind over a young Bear Creek varsity team that played only seven players. Bear Creek will host Lakewood in a 5A Jeffco rematch on Feb. 12.

The Bears will play at Columbine Friday at 7 p.m. The Tigers will play at Stanley Lake Friday at 7 p.m.

SLIPPING AFTER STRONG START

Green Mountain boys’ basketball couldn’t dig themselves out of a deep hole the team made in the second quarter and fell 59-47 Friday at Evergreen High School.

The Rams were outscored by 12 points in the second quarter (16-4) and they were unable to erase the Evergreen lead in the second half. Green Mountain had three double digit scorers, but their defense allowed senior Andre Lane to beat them for 23 points and five steals.

After winning four of their first five games of the season Green Mountain (6-5, 1-1) has since dropped three of their last four games.

They hope to get back on track Friday at 7 p.m. at Golden High School.

BEAT UP - BUT BETTER FOR IT?

There is beaten and there is beat up, and Jefferson boys basketball was beat up at Denver Science & Tech Stapleton 97-49 on Friday.

Six of the seven Knights’ players scored in double figures, and DSTS scored at least 20 points in all four quarters.

Jefferson (4-3, 0-2) has to now try and put that ugly loss behind them and look to regain the form that gave them wins in four of their first five games of the season.

Jefferson has used 14 different varsity players this season.