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SVVSD basketball wrap-up: Longmont boys beat Silver Creek, remain undefeated

Trojan girls also notch win in crosstown rivalry. Mead boys and girls net Saturday victories. Skyline teams fall to Severance.
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Silver Creek senior Karson Hills inbounds the ball with a backdrop of cardboard cutouts behind him during the Saturday game at Longmont.

Silver Creek vs. Longmont 

Boys

Both teams came into Saturday’s game at Longmont undefeated at 3-0. But Longmont led throughout and ran away with a 52-34 win against one of its crosstown rivals.

The victory followed the Trojans’ dominant win over Niwot on Wednesday, in which quarterback turned point guard Keegan Patterson scored 13 points to go along with big Eddie Kurjak’s game-high of 21 in the 66-28 victory. 

Next up for Longmont is Centaurus at home on Wednesday and a trip to Greeley West on Friday.

Silver Creek, which notched a 63-56 home win against Mountain View on Wednesday, hosts its next four contests. First up are Erie (3-0) and Mead (3-0), which have the potential to be unwelcome guests on Wednesday and Friday since there isn’t much time for pleasantries in a regular season in which only four weeks remain.

Girls 

Both squads are now 2-2 after Longmont downed the Raptors 42-27 on Saturday. Trojans Sophomore Christine D’Epagnier led all scorers with 18 points. 

Centaurus travels to Longmont on Wednesday, with the Trojans playing at Greeley West on Friday.

Silver Creek hosts Erie on Wednesday and Mead on Friday.

Mead 

Girls

The Mead girls on Saturday won one of the most exciting contests of the early season defeating Greeley Central at home. After strong efforts from juniors Edie Morrow and Jackie Stephenson, sophomore Kyra Hahn nailed the game-winning three-pointer in the closing seconds of a 52-51 win. The Lady Mavericks improved to 2-1.

Next up is Greeley West at home on Wednesday and a trip to Silver Creek on Friday.

Boys

The Mavericks are 3-0 and remain among the top-ranked teams in the Class 4A after defeating Greeley Central 57-48 on Saturday and Thompson Valley 58-51 on Wednesday. 

Juniors Elijah Knudsen and James Spier and Sophomore Nick Basson are averaging about 15 points per game in their first three games.

Mead hosts Greeley West on Wednesday before it heads to Silver Creek on Friday. 

Skyline 

Boys 

The Falcons had a tough week as they struggled to play consistently in their 66-55 loss to Severance on Wednesday and in the 61-51 defeat at the hands of league rival Erie on Friday. 

They’ll look to improve on a 1-3 start against Windsor on Wednesday and Holy Family on Friday.

Girls 

Skyline is still seeking its first victory and struggled to score against Severance in a 53-22 loss on Wednesday and against a dominant Erie team, which handed the Falcons a 86-30 defeat on Friday. 

Up next on Wednesday is a game at Windsor, one week after the Wizards hung 90 points on Frederick. Skyline hosts Holy Family on Friday.