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Boys basketball: Holy Family topples Peak to Peak, remains unscathed

BROOMFIELD — Although it wasn’t the showdown it has been in recent seasons, any newcomer in the Holy Family gym Friday night probably would have been fooled.

Well, by the atmosphere at least.

Rivalry-fueled banter springboarded from the opposing student sections and a postseason aura was undoubtedly present. The scoreboard told a different story. Top-ranked Holy Family throttled visiting Peak to Peak 66-35 in a Class 3A Metro League game, making quick work of a three-win Pumas squad that is somewhat retooling this season.

“We come in and each team is the same,” Holy Family guard Chris Helbig said. “We still have to play the game, so you can’t really look at their ranking, their record or anything like that.”

Holy Family (13-0, 4-0) kept its undefeated season intact and didn’t underestimate the Pumas (3-10, 0-3). Even if the Tigers would have tried to sleepwalk through, their packed house probably would have woken them up. Students showed up in beach-themed attire and were rambunctious throughout.

“It was great,” Helbig said. “We didn’t expect this many people to this game.”

Four of the Tigers’ five starters reached double figures in a balanced outing, with David Sommers leading the way with 13 points. Helbig had 12 and Devlin Granberg and Luke Golter added 11 apiece for coach Pete Villecco’s squad.

Peak to Peak, led by reserve Daniel Griffith’s nine points, stayed in striking distance for a quarter until the Tigers ramped things up.

“We were sort of slow at the beginning, slow on rotations, and our shots weren’t really falling,” Golter said. “But we figured things out in the second half and started to get things going.”

Nine different Tigers scored, and they sealed things by blitzing Peak to Peak 22-9 in the third to enter the final quarter up by 24. Even with things firmly in hand, the student section produced down-to-the-wire-like volume.

“We’ve had good student turnout definitely this year,” Golter said. “A lot of big crowds.”

Odds are, they’ll only continue to increase if the Tigers remain unscathed.

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Holy Family 66, Peak to Peak 35

At Holy Family HS

PEAK TO PEAK (3-10, 0-3)

Dee 1 0-0 2, Braswell 3 0-0 7, Howard 2 0-0 5, Jackson 1 0-0 2, Ward 3 0-2 6, Kelly 2 0-0 4, Peterson 0 0-0 0, Dav. Griffith 0 0-0 0, Dan. Griffith 3 2-2 9, Voecks 0 0-0 0, Kakavas 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 2-4 35.

HOLY FAMILY (13-0, 4-0)

Helbig 4 4-4 12, L. Golter 4 2-4 11, Sommers 3 6-8 13, Brown 1 2-4 4, Granberg 5 1-1 11, Kinoti 0 1-2 1, Comeaux 0 0-0 0, Willis 3 0-0 6, Lee 1 0-0 2, Kreutzer 3 0-0 6. Totals 24 16-23 66.

Score by quarters:

Peak to Peak 13 9 9 4 — 35
Holy Family 16 17 22 11 11 — 66

3-point field goals —
Peak to Peak (3): Braswell, Howard, Dan. Griffith; Holy Family (2): L. Golter, Sommers. Total fouls — Peak to Peak 16, Holy Family 11.



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