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    Broomfield's Michael Georgiton goes for a layup during Tuesday's game at Legacy. Go to BoCoPreps.com for more photos.

  • Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

    Legacy High School's Jack Olsen takes a shot over two defenders during a game against Broomfield on Tuesday in Broomfield. Go to BoCoPreps.com for more photos.

  • Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer

    Broomfield's Devin Martinez takes a shot in front of Jack Olsen during a game against Legacy on Tuesday in Broomfield. Go to BoCoPreps.com for more photos.



BROOMFIELD — It would have been easy for Broomfield coach Terrence Dunn’s boys to hang their heads.

During a three game stretch at the end of January, the Eagles failed to get a ‘W’ and saw their record plummet to a pedestrian 9-7.

But Broomfield has found its way in the last few weeks and on Tuesday night in a hostile Legacy gym, the Eagles ran their win streak to four game with a 75-66 victory over their crosstown rival.

“I think as long as we play as a team and everybody does their thing, we know our roles and it doesn’t matter where it come from,” senior Michael Georgiton said, “If we get the win, that’s all that matters.”

The theme of the night for Broomfield (13-7 overall, 6-3 Front Range League) was going on runs, building double digit leads and then watching the Lightning strike back at them.

The Eagles took a 54-45 lead into the fourth quarter, only to watch it disappear in the first minute when Legacy went on quick 7-0 spurt — highlighted by Caden Sehr’s third of four 3-pointers.

Broomfield quickly responded with a 6-0 run of their own to push the lead to 60-52.

Legacy (12-8, 3-6) had one last run in them and with four minute to play had again cut the lead to just two points at 60-58.

“They are going to make runs and we are going to make runs and tonight they just made that last run and it was good timing for them and bad timing for us,” said Legacy coach Connor Clay, whose team is on the RPI cusp at No. 44 with three games left in the regular season.

“Losses stink, but every game we are proving that we can play with everybody. We are right in every single game, and now it is just fine-tuning what we have.”

One last run by Broomfield — a 15-5 stretch over the final four minutes — where they made their foul shots closed out the victory in a raucous gymnasium.

Devin Martinez led Broomfield with 20 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the line in the fourth. Georgiton finished with 13 points and both Steven Croell and Tanner Garner had 11.

“Things are definitely coming together right now and I think if we keep playing this way we will be a tough team to beat in the playoffs,” Georgiton said. It’s all abut execution, if we all play together, executing down the stretch and taking care of the ball and making those defensive stops to make it a 20 point game instead of 10.”

Legacy junior Jackson Stapleton was unconscious from long range, hitting six of the Lightning’s 12 3-pointers and finishing with 22 points. Sehr led the Lightning with 27.

Jon Yunt: yuntj@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/JonEYunt


At Legacy

BROOMFIELD (13-7, 6-3)

Berry 3 2-2 8, Felknor 0 0-0 0, Collins 2 3-4 7, Swenson 1 2-2 5, Croell 3 4-6 11, Georgiton 4 4-4 13, Mielke 0 0-0 0, Jaramillo 0 0-0 0, Garner 4 3-6 11, Martinez 5 9-11 20. Totals 22 27-35 75.

LEGACY (12-8, 3-6)

Borelli 0 0-0 0, Boeckenstedt 2 0-0 5, Wagner 0 1-4 1, Mullins 0 0-0 0, Sehr 7 9-10 27, Weber 0 0-0 0, Olsen 4 1-2 10, Servantez 0 0-0 0, Stapleton 7 2-4 22, Jackson 0 1-2 1. Totals 20 14-22 66.

Score by quarters:



3-point field goals — Broomfield (4): Swenson, Croell, Georgiton, Martinez; Legacy (12): Stapleton 6, Sehr 4, Boeckenstedt, Olsen. Total fouls — Broomfield 19; Legacy 29. Fouled out — Borelli, Olsen..