Girls hoops: Wheat Ridge picks up first win
WHEAT RIDGE - Wheat Ridge girls' basketball recorded their first win of the season 55-30 Friday over an Arvada team that is in the middle of their own resurgence.
The Farmers took a 26-22 lead into halftime, and then held Arvada to eight total second half points.
The 4A Jeffco league victory finally gets a Wheat Ridge team that is better than their record in the win column.
However, the loss is Arvada's second straight. Arvada basketball's resurgence has hit a minor bump in the road, but the team is still in position for their first winning record since 2007.
Wheat Ridge (1-8, 1-1) will host Conifer Friday at 7 p.m. Arvada (5-5, 0-2) will host Alameda Friday at 7 p.m.
ALAMEDA ON HARD TIMES
Tough times have hit the Alameda girls' basketball program like a ton of bricks.
They are winless on the season and that was extended with their 66-7 loss at Conifer High School on Friday.
No, that is not a typo, seven total points the Pirates scored in their loss to Conifer. Alameda scored one point in the second quarter, and then two points in the first, third and fourth quarters, as the team continues to struggle for offense.
Alameda (0-9, 0-2) may have help on the way in the form of a trio of freshman who have all been absorbing varsity experience. While the Pirates have been getting beat up this season, they will be better for it in 2013-2014.
Alameda will play at Arvada High School Friday at 7 p.m.
WILDCATS NAB SECOND WIN
Arvada West girls basketball used four double digit scorers to get a 62-51 victory over Dakota Ridge Friday at Arvada West High School.
The victory was the Wildcats second of the season and it is a sign that their hard work is starting to payoff.
A-West (2-9, 1-4) has had a string of single-digit losses over the past two weeks and Friday night the Wildcats were able to get over the hump.
Corey Hendrickson scored 18 points, but as impressive were her 17 rebounds.
A-West will host travel to Chatfield Friday at 7 p.m.
BEARS TESTED BY TIGERS
Lakewood defeated Bear Creek 62-32 in a 5A Jeffco league meeting Friday at Lakewood High School.
The Bears program has been revitalized this season, but they were taught a lesson against a Lakewood team that has become one of 5A Jeffco's elite.
Lakewood senior Ariel Rosa had 10 points and five steals, and senior Sabrina Trujillo chipped in with 11 points.
But the Bears (6-5, 3-2) have also proved themselves as a force in the league. After winning only a single game last season (1-22), Bear Creek is sitting over .500 this season.
Lakewood (9-3, 5-1) will play at Standley Lake Friday at 5:30 p.m. Bear Creek will host Columbine Friday at 6 p.m.
SURGING RAMS BACK TO .500
Green Mountain got their record back to .500 with a 47-36 victory over Evergreen Friday at Green Mountain High School.
The Rams outscored Evergreen in the first, second and third quarter, before holding off a late push by the Cougars.
Green Mountain senior Grace Mueller scored 18 points, and junior Kelli Van Tassel added 12 points in the victory.
Green Mountain (5-5, 2-0) has now won three of their last four games, after dropping four of their previous five games.
The surging Rams will play at Golden Friday at 5:30 p.m.
EAGLES GIVE UP LATE LEAD
Faith Christian suffered a 33-30 loss Thursday to Eaton that will leave a bad taste in their mouth.
The Lady Eagles led 25-22 going into the fourth quarter, but they were outscored 11-5 in the final quarter.
Faith Christian led for most of the action until late in the game when their offense stalled out and Eaton got hot.
Junior Cassuandra Rindels led the Eagles with 10 points.
Faith Christian (4-6) will play at Holy Family Friday at 5:30 p.m.
LOOKING FOR 1ST WIN OF 2013
Jefferson fell to Colorado Academy 57-29 Saturday at Colorado Academy High School.
The Saints went scoreless in the first quarter and were forced to play catch-up the rest of the contest.
After back-to-back victories in early December Jefferson has since lost four straight games.
The Saints (2-7, 0-2) will attempt to get back on the winning track when they host Middle Park Friday at 5:30 p.m.
PANTHERS ON PROWL FOR WIN
Pomona strong start to their season has since turned into a downward spiral after their 54-35 loss at Columbine on Friday.
The loss was Pomona's fourth straight after starting their season 6-3.
The Panthers were outscored 29-13 in the second half, and despite sophomore Dominique Riley's 16 points Pomona's offense stalled out down the stretch.
Pomona will have the opportunity to get back into the win column when they host Standley Lake Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
RALSTON VALLEY STREAKING
Ralston Valley girls' basketball is continuing to roll and their latest victim was Bear Creek who fell 86-32 Tuesday at Bear Creek High School.
The Mustangs victory was their sixth straight and all six of their wins have come in blowout fashion.
Ralston Valley had four double digit scorers in their victory over the Bears, including 19 points by senior Taylor Robson.
The Mustangs (10-2, 5-0) look to extend their win streak when they host Dakota Ridge Friday at 7 p.m.