The first week of basketball season didn’t go so well for the Westminster boy’s team. The Wolves played four games and lost every one of them, including a 71-43 loss against Fort Collins Dec. 6 at home.
Westminster started well, keeping up …
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Westminster started well, keeping up with the Lambkins, only to lose 21-9 at the end of the first quarter. The Lambkins scored 22 points in the second quarter alone for a 43-14 lead at halftime.
The Wolves improved in the second half, scoring more than twice as many points as they did in the first half with 29. But it wasn’t enough as Fort Collins scored 19 points in the third quarter and nine in the fourth for the 71-43 win.
Westminster will play two games on the road Dec. 12 at Harrison High School and Dec. 19, against Mullen.
Thornton 37, Coronado 36
Thornton is 3-1 after the first week of play, losing their opening game against Horizon and going 3-0 in the Skyline Tournament.
Thornton barely beat Coronado 37-36 in the tournament and defeated both Berthoud and Sterling 49-36 and 42-34, respectively.
Junior Daezionte Henderson was named Player of the Game, leading the team with 17 points and five steals.
Horizon 71, Prairie View 53
Horizon scored 27 points in the fourth quarter in route to a 71-53 victory Dec. 4 against Prairie View.
The Hawks fell behind in the first quarter trailing Prairie View by three points. Horizon fought back to hold a 31-30 lead at halftime and then scored 40 second-half points to win 71-53.
Juniors Michael Skinner scored 35 points for Horizon.
Horizon began the season 2-0 and will play in a tournament Dec. 19-21, in Pueblo.
Legacy 63, Palisade 47
Legacy senior Andrew Hebel scored 30 points to guide his team to a 63-47 victory Dec. 7, against Palisade.
After being up 27-20 at halftime, the Lightning came out in the third quarter and scored 19 points and 17 in the fourth for the win. Senior Nico Brunetti-Ball had seven steals in the game.
Mountain Range 49, Arvada West 63
Mountain Range lost to Arvada West 63-49 after winning their first two games of the season. The Mustangs are now 2-1.
Senior Andrew Romero III was the leading scorer for Mountain Range with 17 points, but the Wildcats junior Thomas Neff scored 23 points to help his team to the 63-49 win.
Mustangs senior Elijah Cone had 11 rebounds; while Arvada West’s senior Marcus Culhane had 12.
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