Boys hoops: Pirates rally to beat Green Mountain in league meeting

Daniel Williams
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LAKEWOOD - Alameda erased a double digit Green Mountain lead on their way to a 70-63 victory Friday at Green Mountain High School.

The Rams took a 32-23 lead into halftime but the Pirates outscored Green Mountain 22-11 in the third quarter and carried that momentum into the fourth quarter

Alameda junior Morwial Arou carried the Pirated with his 29 points.

Green Mountain (8-7, 3-3) will host Wheat Ridge Friday at 7 p.m. Alameda (7-7, 3-3) will host D’Evelyn Friday at 7 p.m. Both teams will attempt to get out of the middle of the 4A Jeffco league standings.

ARVADA BEAT BY D’EVELYN

Luke Stratman’s 31 points fuelled D’Evelyn 80-37 blowout victory Friday at Arvada High School.

Arvada junior Jesse Jackson and senior Michael Jaramillo both had 10 points apiece, but it wasn’t enough to hang with a D’Evelyn team that is the class of 4A Jeffco.

Arvada (1-13, 0-6) will play at Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m. D’Evelyn (14-1, 6-0) will play at Alameda Friday at 7 p.m.

GOLDEN HOLDS OFF FARMERS

Wheat Ridge put together a brilliant comeback only to fall short in a dramatic 48-46 loss to Golden Friday at Wheat Ridge High School.

Down double digits at one point in the third quarter, Wheat Ridge chipped away at Golden’s lead and came all the way back, but the Demons were able to hold the Farmers off.

The victory was Golden’s fourth straight and fifth in their last six games. The loss was Wheat Ridges second straight.

Golden (9-5, 5-1) will host Conifer Friday at 7 p.m. Wheat Ridge (3-12, 2-4) will host Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.

FAITH FALLS JUST SHORT

Faith Christian came back from a slow start but suffered a heartbreaking 45-44 loss Friday at Kent Denver High School.

After getting outscored 14-5 in the first quarter the Eagles rallied and traded punches with Kent Denver in the fourth quarter’s final minutes.

However, too many turnovers came back to haunt a Faith Christian team that has suffered close losses throughout the season.

The Eagles (5-8, 1-2) will attempt to get back on track when they host Lutheran Friday at 7 p.m.

STRONG SEASON DESPITE LOSS

Jefferson boys’ basketball fell 80-65 Friday at Clear Creek High School. The Saints were outscored 26-12 in the second quarter, and despite multiple Jefferson runs, they were unable to close the gap Clear Creek had created.

Still, with their seven total victories on the season, Jefferson matched the win total of their two previous campaigns.

The Saints (7-5, 2-4) will try to get back on track Friday when they host Arrupe Jesuit at 7 p.m.

POMONA’S STILL IN SEARCH

Pomona couldn’t overcome their slow start at fell 50-37 Friday at Dakota Ridge High School.

The Panthers were held to five first quarter points and forced to play catch-up over the game’s final three quarters.

Pomona senior Even Dettke scored 10 points and added eight rebounds, but the Panthers were unable to find a second scorer and were unable to close a double digit gap.

Pomona (1-15, 0-9), still looking for their second win of the season, will play at Chatfield Friday at 7 p.m.

MUSTANGS FALL IN OVERTIME

Ralston Valley had their five game win streak snapped by Chatfield in a 79-68 overtime loss Friday at Ralston Valley High School. Chatfield outscored the Mustangs 18-7 in overtime to secure the dramatic victory.

Ralston Valley got 27 points from senor Spencer Svejcar and senior Hunter Price add 16 more points, but it wasn’t enough to beat the best team in 5A Jeffco.

The Mustangs (9-6, 5-3) will attempt to start another winning streak when they play at Lakewood High School Friday at 7 p.m.

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