Hoops roundup: Demons hold off Farmers in thriller

Daniel Williams

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.


Wheat Ridge gave a good Golden team all they could handle but came up short falling 54-42 Friday at Wheat Ridge High School.

Golden used a big third quarter to pull away from a Wheat Ridge team that had upsets on their mind Friday night.

But the Demons used three double digit scorers to hold off a furious Farmers fourth quarter push.

Wheat Ridge (1-12, 1-5), still in search of the second win of the season, will play at Green Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.

Golden (7-8, 4-2), has won three of their last four games, and will play at Conifer Friday at 7 p.m.


Faith Christian boys 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.


Alameda’s tough season continued after they were beaten up by Green Mountain 62-9 Friday at Green Mountain High School.

The Pirates had only one point going into halftime and the Rams cruised in the second half on their way to the blowout victory.

Green Mountain on the other hand has five different players score at least seven points, including 12 points from freshman Hannah Hank.

Alameda (0-13, 0-6), still in search of a win, will play at D’Evelyn Friday at 7 p.m. Green Mountain (9-5, 5-1) will host Wheat Ridge Friday at 7 p.m.


Despite a second half rally Bear Creek fell 58-55 Friday at Standley Lake.

The Bears rallied from a double digit first half deficit and make the game a one-possession game down the stretch. But it was Standley Lake who was able to continue executing, holding off the Bears comeback attempt.


D’Evelyn showed by they are the class of 4A Jeffco with their 71-24 victory over Arvada Friday at D’Evelyn High School.

The Jaguars overwhelmed Arvada in the first quarter, outscoring the Bulldogs 39-6. 12 different D’Evelyn players scored in the win.

After a great start to their season Arvada has now dropped five of the past six games.

D’Evelyn (14-1, 6-0) will host Alameda Friday at 7 p.m. Arvada (6-8, 1-5) will attempt to get their season back on track when they host Evergreen Friday at 7 p.m.


Faith Christian was again the victim of not being able to play four full quarters falling to Kent Denver 46-42 Friday at Kent Denver High School.

The Eagles scored only four points in the second quarter, letting Kent Denver accumulate a double digit lead.

Faith Christian would rally in the second half, but Kent Denver was able to hang on for the victory.

The Eagles (5-8, 0-3), have lost three straight and will look to get back on track when they host Lutheran Friday at 7 p.m. The Lions are ranked No. 2 in Class 2A

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