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BOULDER — There was no flow, no real energy. The game, over the first three quarters, was downright ugly.

No matter. Lewis-Palmer will take ugly. Because the fourth quarter, in the Rangers’ eyes, was a thing of beauty. It led them to a second consecutive state championship.

Lewis-Palmer outscored Valor Christian 22-12 over the final eight minutes of the Class 4A boys basketball championship game Saturday night at the Coors Events Center to wrap up a 51-40 victory.

“Our guys understood that they had to make things happen,” Lewis-Palmer coach Russ McKinstry said. “Just because you want things to happen, or you wish that they would happen, doesn’t mean that they will happen. You’ve got to go make things happen. And these guys make things happen.”

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