Girls hoops: Rams stay perfect in 4A Jeffco
GOLDEN - Green Mountain used a huge fourth quarter to beat Golden 40-33 and stay unbeaten in league play Friday at Golden High School.
Golden took a 23-18 lead into the fourth quarter but was outscored 22-10 by Green Mountain in the final period.
The Rams were paced by senior Grace Mueller, who scored 25 points in the victory.
Golden junior Maddie Murphy led her team not only with gritty defensive play (three steals) but she also added nine points.
Arvada used a big second quarter to get them back on the winning back and keep Alameda winless with their 41-31 victory Friday at Arvada High School.
The Bulldogs outscored the Pirates 18-7 in the second quarter and then used that cushion to hold off still winless Alameda.
Arvada junior Kelly Lehnerz led the Bulldogs with 14 points, and sophomore Nicole Garcia scored 12 points.
Still, Alameda gave the Bulldogs all they could handle for four full quarters. The Pirates 31 total points is more points than they have scored in their previous three games combined.
Suddenly hot Arvada West girls’ basketball beat Chatfield 48-42 Friday at Chatfield High School.
After falling behind 14-7 in the first quarter A-West responded in the second quarter defensively and held Chatfield to three second quarter points.
A-West senior Corey Hendrickson scored 20 points and senior Samantha Waters added 12 more.
After starting the season 1-10, A-West has since won two of their last three games.
Continuing to prove themselves as one of the best teams in 4A basketball D’Evelyn defeated Evergreen 52-39 Friday at D’Evelyn High School.
Evergreen started within striking distance until late in the fourth quarter but the Jaguars used stout defense to secure the win.
It was the sixth straight victory for a D’Evelyn team that is looking to run away with a 4A Jeffco league title.
Bear Creek’s second half rally came up short in their 44-40 loss to Columbine Friday at Bear Creek High School.
Down double digits to Columbine at one point in the first half, the Bears used good defense to get them back in the game.
But the Bear Creek wasn’t able to complete the comeback. Still, the Bears are enjoying their best season in half a decade.
Lakewood recorded their fifth straight win with a 51-26 victory over Standley Lake on Friday.
The Tigers used suffocating defense to totally stifle the Gators offense. Standley Lake was held to three second quarter points and just one point in the third quarter.
Junior Jessica Brooks scored 18 points and senior Celina Quayle added 12 points in the victory.
Moreover, Lakewood is 5-0 on the road this season.
Faith Christian girls’ basketball fell to Holy Family 53-32 Friday at Holy Family High School.
The Eagles fell behind in the first quarter and were never able to get back into the game. Holy Family held Faith Christian to four second quarter points and the Eagles could never get their offense going.
Junior Cassaundra Rindels led the Eagles with 11 points. But her team has now dropped three of their last four games.
Pomona held off a feisty Bear Creek team for a 54-40 victory Tuesday at Bear Creek High School. The won snapped a four game losing streak for the Panthers and gets them back to .500.
Senior Rachel Oester scored 17 points for Pomona. Sophomore Hunter Worthey scored 10 points for the Bears.
Ralston Valley continued to streak with their 69-48 victory Friday at Ralston Valley High School.
The Mustangs ran their winning streak to nine straight and continue to make their case as a force in 5A hoops.
Ralston Valley sits atop 5A Jeffco league standings, but has Lakewood breathing down their neck.
Despite a second half comeback Wheat Ridge fell to Conifer 50-39 Friday at Wheat Ridge High School.
The Farmers cut a 15 points deficit down to double digits late in the contest, but they were unable to complete the comeback.
Sophomore Tasha Taylor led the Farmers with 14 point and five rebounds.