Boys basketball: Crusaders rout Bruins

Jonathan Maness
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NORTHGLENN - Charles Wittman scored 21 points and hit three treys, while Bryan Hodge added 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Community Christian to a 70-34 victory over Belleview Christian on Jan. 18.

The Crusaders jumped out to a 16-2 advantage after the opening quarter and never looked back; they also outrebounded the Bruins 45-22 and forced 22 turnovers.

Wyatt Potter-Seymour added 15 points to help Community Christian improve to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in the 5280 League.

Allen Johnson led Belleview Christian (1-10 overall, 0-3 5280) with 11 points.

Community Christian also defeated Rocky Mountain Lutheran (1-10, 1-2 5280) Tuesday, 63-33.

LIGHTNING DOWN MUSTANGS: Legacy hit 22 of 25 free throws to edge Mustangs 53-50 on Jan. 18.

Travis Baum and Andrew Hebel each scored nine points to lead Legacy (6-7 overall, 2-4 Front Range League).

Mountain Range’s Jacob Taylor led all scorers with 20 points, while the Mustangs fell to 4-9 overall and 0-6 in the FRL.

TIGERS DOMINATING LEAGUE: Holy Family improved to 3-0 in the Metropolitan League and have outscored their league opponents by an average of 16.7 points.

The Tigers topped Faith Christian 50-35 on Jan. 18 to bring their overall record to 9-3. Jarron Sprenger had a double-double for the Tigers with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

STREAKING RIVALS: The Pinnacle and The Academy each picked up its fourth consecutive win on Jan. 18 and are sitting on top of the Frontier League with a perfect 4-0 record.

The Wolverines topped Arrupe Jesuit, 48-34 while the Timberwolves beat Platte Canyon 56-39.

The two will face off on Friday at The Academy High School.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE TROUBLE: Skyview’s Olufisayo Awolaja is averaging a double-double with 10.7 points and 11 rebounds. He has six double-doubles on the season and had nine points and 11 rebounds in the Wolverines 46-37 loss to Adams City on Jan. 19.

LEAGUE TROUBLES: Jefferson Academy has dropped its past two games in the Metropolitan League.

The Jaguars lost to Lutheran 51-37 on Tuesday and are now 6-5 overall and 1-2 in the league.

Pomona lost its ninth consecutive game on Jan. 16, losing to Bear Creek 62-37.

The Panthers are now 0-7 in the Jeffco League and 1-13 overall.

Standley Lake has also struggled in the Jeffco League, losing six straight games. They fell to Lakewood, 52-41 on Jan. 18.

Horizon has also hit a snag lately; the Hawks dropped their third in a row on Tuesday.

The Hawks lost to Greeley West 75-72, which dropped Horizon to 2-4 in the FRL.

Jake Ralphs had 22 points to lead the Hawks.

NORSE DROP LEAGUE OPENER: Northglenn lost 52-30 to Brighton in its first game in the East Metro League on Jan. 18.

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