Boys hoops: Pirates not bullied by Bulldogs in league meeting

Daniel Williams
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LAKEWOOD - Alameda needed four big scoring efforts in order to hold off Arvada in their 79-62 victory Friday at Alameda High School.

After a tightly played first half the Pirates used a 26 point third quarter to pull away from the Bulldogs in the second half.

Alameda has four players score at least 13 points which included senior Nyang Reat’s monster 24-point, 17-rebound night.

Arvada fought in the fourth quarter to get back into the game, but Alameda had scoring coming from too many directions to slow down.

The Bulldogs has three double-digit scorers including 16 points from junior Elijah Turner.

Alameda (6-6, 2-2) will play an important 4A Jeffco league game at Evergreen Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Arvada (1-11, 0-4) will play at Golden on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

STREAKY A-WEST FALLS

It has been a season of streaks for Arvada West boys’ basketball and that stood true in their 63-52 loss to Chatfield Friday at Arvada West High School.

After winning eight games in a row the Wildcats have since lost their last three games.

A-West was outscored 22-9 in the second quarter which proved to be the difference in the game. The Wildcats rallied in the second half and cut a 14 point lead down to double digits late in the game.

Arvada West sophomore Dhillion Greene led his team with 14 points and sophomore Thomas Neff added 13 points.

The Wildcats (9-5, 4-3) look to shake their mini-skit against Ralston Valley Tuesday at 7 p.m.

D’EVELYN GETS LEAGUE WIN

A meeting of 4A Jeffco two top teams ended with a D’Evelyn 64-58 victory over Evergreen Friday at Evergreen High School.

The Jaguars took a one point lead into halftime but came out in the second half on fire. D’Evelyn outscored Evergreen 21-9 in the third quarter, opening up a big lead that they never game up.

Senior Luke Stratman led the Jaguars with 26 points and senior Chase Cleary added 13 points in the win.

D’Evelyn (12-1, 4-0) will play at Wheat Ridge Wednesday at 7 p.m.

GOLDEN OVER GREEN MOUNTAIN

Green Mountain was unable to hold onto an early lead and fell 61-51 Friday at Golden High School.

In a matchup between two 4A Jeffco teams trying to climb to the top of their league standings, the Rams took a lead into halftime.

But the Demons held Green Mountain to six total third quarter points and seized control of game in the second half.

Golden (7-5, 3-1) and Green Mountain (7-6, 2-2) sit third and fifth, respectively, in very crowded and talented 4A Jeffco.

Both teams have designs on not only climbing to the top of their league standings but also on making a run in the state tournament.

Golden will play at Arvada Wednesday at 7 p.m. Green Mountain plays Wednesday at Conifer at 7 p.m.

TIGERS GREATER LATER

Lakewood boys’ basketball got a 52-41 victory over Standley Lake Friday at Standley Lake High School.

The two teams traded punches for three quarters and Lakewood took a one point lead into the fourth quarter.

The Tigers then played their best basketball in the final quarter outscoring the Gators 26-16.

After losing four straight games in December, the Tigers have since won four of their last six games to get back to .500.

Lakewood (7-7, 4-3) will host Dakota Ridge Wednesday at 7 p.m.

EAGLES STILL SEARCHING

After a slow start on Friday night Faith Christian could never rebound falling 50-35 at Holy Family High School.

The Eagles were outscored 11-4 in the first quarter and were forced to play catch-up he rest of the contest.

Reigning state champions are still struggling to find the level of play that made them the best team in 3A last season.

Still, with league play just starting for the Eagles, they have a chance to get their season back on track.

Faith Christian (4-7, 0-1) will host Bishop Machebeuf Tuesday at 7 p.m.

RED-HOT MUSTANGS ROLL

Ralston Valley, one of the hottest teams in 5A Jeffco, continued to roll with a 67-60 victory at Dakota Ridge on Friday.

The Mustangs were down double-digits going into the fourth quarter but they closed the game with an impressive 28-9 run, shocking the Eagles in their building.

Senior Spencer Svejcar scored 27 points and senior Michael Dell added 14 points for the Mustangs.

Ralston Valley has now won seven of their last eight games.

The Mustangs (8-5, 4-2) will play at Arvada West Tuesday at 7 p.m.

FARMERS GET ANOTHER WIN

Wheat Ridge beat Conifer 51-35 Friday at Pepsi Center.

Despite their slow start to the season the big stage wasn’t too big for the Farmers Friday night.

After starting the season 0-7 Wheat Ridge has since won three of their last six games, with their latest con coming in dominate fashion over Conifer.

The Farmers held Conifer to six total first half points, taking a 31-6 lead into halftime.

Senior Danny Allen scored a season-high 24 points.

Wheat Ridge (3-10, 2-2) will host D’Evelyn Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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