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Boys basketball: Broomfield’s frustration mounts in loss to Mountain View

BROOMFIELD — The frustration level has reached epic proportions for Terrence Dunn and his Broomfield Eagles basketball squad.

And while the losses are piling up, the effort on a night in, night out basis is still there. The desire to get better and win games is evident.

“We are getting really frustrated, because we know we are right there and we’ve been right there every game,” sophomore Noah Dohm said. “We’ve just been this much away, where one play will determine a game and we’ve been there the whole season.

“This season would have gone a whole lot differently with a few different plays.”

The Eagles came up short again on Friday night against Mountain View, dropping to 4-12 overall and just 1-7 in the Northern League, losing 47-39 to the Mountain Lions.

“It’s been frustrating for a while,” Dunn said. “The kids are fighting hard and they are frustrated. But we are in games, and that’s the frustrating part, we are in close games and we are just not finding ways to win right now.”

The Eagles looked every bit the team that had won two of its past three games early against the Mountain Lions. They found ways around Mountain View’s zone-and-one defense that always had a man tracking Alec McLain. Broomfield also defended well and they hit the boards.

“I thought in the first half we did a good job of scoring and other people were getting touches,” Dunn said. “And in the second half we didn’t handle it as well. And Alec is frustrated but he’s got to hit the shots he gets too.”

Broomfield held a 22-20 lead at halftime, but a 13-2 run by Mountain View — sparked by sophomore Jose Orrantia’s playmaking skills — put the Eagles in a hole. Orrantia and Jerrod Klug both finished with 11 points and Hunter Porterfield paced the balanced Mountain Lions attack with 12 points.

“To my knowledge, this is the first time Mountain View has ever swept Broomfield,” Lions coach Mike Jobman said. “This is a tough place to play, and year after year it is a tough place to try and get a win just because Terrence does a good job. The records don’t matter, we know it’s going to be a battle.”

Broomfield rallied back to take a 36-35 lead early in the fourth, but that momentum quickly went away when Mountain View (10-7, 3-5) went on another 8-0 run to make it a three-possession game.

The Mountain Lions held McLain in check, limiting the senior to just six points. Jake Morris was the top scorer for the Eagles with nine points and Dohm came off the bench to score eight.

The Eagles will have to have a short memory as they hit the road Saturday afternoon for a non-league game in Pueblo against Pueblo East.

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Mountain View 47, Broomfield 39

At Broomfield

MOUNTAIN VIEW (10-7, 3-5)

Jonah Kunisch 1 0-0 2, Bradyn Svendsen 0 2-3 2, Jose Orrantia 5 0-0 11, Zack Jobman 1 1-2 3, Dennis Landry 0 0-2 0, Marshall McKinley 3 0-0 6, Jerrod Klug 5 0-2 11, Hunter Porterfield 5 2-6 12. Totals 20 5-15 47.

BROOMFIELD (4-12, 1-7)

Sam Foster 0 0-0 0, Josh Williamson 0 0-0 0, Jake Morris 4 1-1 9, Nate Lehnerz 2 0-0 4, Jack Burgesser 1 0-0 3, Noah Dohm 3 1-4 8, Alec McLain 3 0-0 6, Payton Holloway 2 0-0 5, Zach Grennan 0 0-0 0, Michael Wristen 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 2-5 39.

Score by quarters:

Mountain View 4 16 15 12 — 47

Broomfield 10 12 10 7 — 39

3-point field goals — Mountain View (2): Orrantia, Klug; Broomfield (3): Burgesser, Dohm, Holloway. Total fouls — Mountain View 10; Broomfield 21.



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