At this point in the season Arvada is forced to play spoiler and that is exactly what they did in their 79-66 victory over Alameda Friday at Arvada High School.
With Alameda’s playoff hopes on life-support the Bulldogs came out in the second half and outscored the Pirates 50-31.
Arvada had three different players score at least 15 points including junior Jesse Jackson’s 15 points.
Alameda (7-12, 3-7), may have to win-out in order to qualify for the playoffs and will start that mission Friday at 7 p.m. at Wheat Ridge.
Arvada (3-17, 2-8), will play at Conifer Thursday at 7 p.m.
Arvada West boys’ basketball used a big fourth quarter to hold off Standley Lake 47-33 Friday at Standley Lake High School.
After trading punches through three quarters in a game that could have went either way, the Wildcats outscored the Gators 18-8 in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats have won three straight and have playoff seeding to still play for.
A-West (12-7, 7-5), will host Columbine Thursday at 7 p.m.
Ralston Valley attacked Bear Creek early and used that big lead to fuel their 62-40 victory Friday at Ralston Valley High School.
The Bears have not been able to keep up with teams who start fast this season and the Mustangs took advantage taking a 31-17 lead into halftime.
Bear Creek’s intensity increased in the second half but their hole was too big to dig out of.
Ralston Valley senior Hunter Price scored a game-high 22 points in the win.
Bear Creek (2-18, 1-12), will host Pomona Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Mustangs (12-7, 8-4), will play at Standley Lake Thursday at 7 p.m.
Like clockwork D’Evelyn dismantled another opponent, their latest victim being Evergreen in a 72-45 rout Friday at Evergreen High School.
Luke Stratman started the game 0-for-3 and the Evergreen crowd started to chant “0-for-3, 0-for-3, 0-for-3.”
That was a mistake and the D’Evelyn senior went on to score 31 points which included seven three-pointers.
D’Evelyn (18-1, 10-0), will play at Green Mountain Thursday at 7 p.m.
Golden officially turned into one of the hottest teams in Jeffco after their 58-57 comeback victory Friday at Green Mountain High School.
The Demons trailed by 10 points in the second half but fought back and stole the game behind unbreakable defense.
The victory is Golden’s eighth in their last nine games.
Green Mountain has now lost four of five and is trying to hang on and finish their season strong.
Golden (13-6, 8-2), will host Evergreen Thursday at 7 p.m.
Green Mountain (9-10, 4-6), will host D’Evelyn Thursday at 7 p.m.
As they fight to get their record back to .500 Faith Christian got a 51-39 victory over Jefferson Academy Friday at Faith Christian High School.
The Eagles used a 22-9 third quarter to take control of the game and secure their second straight win.
Faith Christian senior Miles Finch scored 17 points.
The Eagles (7-9, 3-3), will play at Manuel Tuesday at 7 p.m.
SAINTS GO MARCHING
Jefferson’s impressive turnaround continued as they defeated Lake County 64-55 Friday in Leadville.
Tied going into the fourth quarter the Saints turned up their defense and executed offensively down the stretch.
Already eight wins better than last season’s win total, Jefferson has turned into a force.
The Saints (10-6, 5-5), will play at Sheridan Thursday at 7 p.m.