The Trojans improved to 6-0 in their short 14-game season with a 57-48 win at Greeley West last night. Longmont was actually up by 21 points after the third quarter but West tightened the margin against the Trojans reserves in the final frame, to lose by only nine.
Wednesday was Longmont’s first big test since their opening night buzzer-beating win at Evergreen back on Jan. 27. Centaurus almost walked out of the Trojans’ home gym with an upset victory but lost 43-40 after Keegan Patterson hit two free throws to seal the win in the final minute. The game was within six points or closer all evening.
A busy week culminates with the biggest game of the year for Longmont on Friday when they visit Mead. Both teams have two games to play this week before the potential matchup of two undefeated Northern League rivals. Longmont hosts Holy Family on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and Greeley Central at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The Mavericks are 5-0 after defeating Silver Creek 62-48 on Friday and Greeley West 73-56 on Wednesday. Elijah Knudsen went off for 28 points in the Greeley West win before four players reached double figures against Silver Creek.
Mead hosts Skyline at 5:00 p.m. on Monday before traveling to Windsor on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Their 7:00 p.m. matchup with Longmont this coming Friday may end up deciding the winner of the boys Northern League.
Boulder County fans returned to the stands for the first time this season on Wednesday. Small groups of parents spread out among the upper level bleachers to watch Centaurus beat Longmont 42-35.
The Trojan ladies concluded a tough week with a 45-31 loss at Greeley Central last night. Things won’t get any easier for Longmont when they welcome the No. 2 ranked team in the state, Holy Family, on Monday at 5:00 p.m.
Currently ranked No. 15 in the state, the Mavericks girls improved to 4-1 this week with two blowout wins. After beating Greeley West 72-21 on Wednesday they annihilated Silver Creek 64-17 last night. Five different Mead girls reached double-figures against Silver Creek.
After hosting Skyline at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Mead travels to Windsor on Wednesday before hosting Longmont on Friday. The Windsor girls are 6-0 and ranked No. 6 among 4A schools.
Silver Creek Boys and Girls
The Silver Creek boys are now 4-2 after losing 66-48 to Mead last night. This came two days after Silver Creek outlasted Erie 65-58 at home. Senior Karson Wells led all scorers with 22 points in Wednesday’s win.
The Raptors host Skyline on Wednesday and Greeley West on Friday. Both games are slated to tip off at 7:00 p.m. in Longmont.
Top 15 ranked Erie and Mead embarrassed the Silver Creek Girls this week. Before their 64-17 loss on Friday, the Raptors were handed a 72-26 loss to Erie. They hope to turn things around when they host Skyline at 5:00 p.m. this Wednesday.
Skyline Boys and Girls
The two Falcons varsity basketball teams are a combined 1-10 so far this season. The boys responded to an 84-25 blowout loss to Windsor with a much closer effort against Holy Family last night. They lost 46-39 in the defensive contest on their home court.
The Skyline girls fell to two top 10 4A teams this week after Windsor won 90-15 and Holy Family followed with a 70-20 victory last night.
Both the boys and girls travel to Mead on Monday. The boys play at 5:00 p.m. followed by the girls at 7:00 p.m.