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Boys basketball: Longmont rolls past Cheyenne Mountain into Sweet 16

  • Cheyenne Mountain's Nicholas Bassett, left, tries to stop a layup...

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    Cheyenne Mountain's Nicholas Bassett, left, tries to stop a layup by Longmont's Jayden Elkins during the fourth quarter of their Class 4A second round playoff game hosted by the Trojans on Saturday.

  • Longmont's Calvin Seamons dunks the ball on a breakaway play...

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    Longmont's Calvin Seamons dunks the ball on a breakaway play against Cheyenne Mountain during the third quarter of their Class 4A playoff game Saturday.

  • Longmont's Dallas Dye, left, and Caden Dion, right, try to...

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    Longmont's Dallas Dye, left, and Caden Dion, right, try to get the rebound before Cheyenne Mountain's Will Louis during the first quarter of their Class 4A playoff game hosted by the Trojans on Saturday.

  • Longmont's Dallas Dye, left, tries to find a way to...

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    Longmont's Dallas Dye, left, tries to find a way to the hoop under some heavy defense by Cheyenne Mountain's Will Louis Saturday.



LONGMONT — The Longmont Trojans had a week to stew on what happened the last time they took the floor on their home court.

The regular season ended on a sour note with a home loss to Skyline — something that hadn’t happened in the last 15 meetings with the Falcons. Not exactly the way they wanted to enter postseason play.

On Saturday, in their playoff opener against Cheyenne Mountain in the second round of the Class 4A tournament, the Trojans pulled away from the 28th-seeded Indians in the third quarter and rolled to a decisive 76-46 victory.

“(The Skyline loss) definitely lit a fire under us and we were happy after that because that is a team we know we should have beat,” junior Beck Page said. “We are using that as fuel for the rest of the playoffs, coming out and not taking any more losses on our home court.”

Fifth-seeded Longmont (22-2) advances to the Sweet 16, where it will host No. 12 Windsor on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Tri-Valley League champion Wizards dispatched Steamboat Springs 46-31 on Saturday afternoon.

After a disjointed first half of play that saw Cheyenne Mountain stay within striking distance, trailing 26-18, Longmont opened the third quarter on a 10-1 run to stretch the lead to 36-19.

It was Page that was instrumental in that run, hitting two of his three, third-quarter 3-pointers sandwiched around a two-handed breakaway dunk from Calvin Seamons that ignited the Trojans faithful.

“(Beck) was really calm today and he located his spots, had great rhythm on his shot and when he get in that rhythm, man is he a good shooter,” Longmont coach Jeff Kloster said. “We knew that they were going to come with that 2-3 zone and we talked about how to break it.

“And when we are able to get out and run like that, we are pretty good.”

Page scored all 11 of his points in the third quarter and was one of four Trojans to score double figures.

“(Coach Kloster) had me settle in the corner to shoot the three and bust the zone and I just went in and did my job,” Page said. “Got my feet set and I let it fly.”

Longmont senior Luke Johnson, who was quiet offensively the first three quarters, scored 12 of his team-high 16 in the fourth quarter to lead the Trojans. Dallas Dye finished with 14 , Page with 11 and Jaydon Elkins had 10.

But it was Elkins and Caden Dion that did the job defensively on Cheyenne Mountain’s leading scorer Javonte Johnson. They helped limit the sophomore to just two field goals and 12 points.

“We always wanted to make sure we knew where he was and we scrambled really well,” Kloster said. “Those guys located him really well and made it difficult for him.”

Will Louis led the Indians with 17 points and Brad Helton chipped in with 11.

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Louis 5 6-10 17, Helton 4 0-1 11, Wayne 0 2-2 2, Johnson 2 8-11 12, Heaney 0 0-0 0, Geiger 0 0-0 0, Bassett 1 1-2 4, Wagner 0 0-0 0, Ward 0 0-0 0, Brage 0 0-0 0, Bzdek 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 17-26 46.


Derksen 0 1-2 1, Johnson 5 5-8 16, Fieth 0 0-0 0, Renck 2 3-4 7, Elkins 4 1-2 10, Dye 5 3-4 14, Dehning 1 2-2 5, Dion 1 0-0 2, Rulon 1 0-0 2, Sprecher 0 1-2 1, Page 3 2-2 11, Seamons 3 0-0 7. Totals 25 18-26 76.

Score by quarters:

Cheyenne Mountain4141315—46


3-point field goals — Cheyenne Mountain (5): Helton 3, Louis, Bassett; Longmont (8): Page 3, Johnson, Elkins, Dye, Dehning, Seamons. Total fouls — Cheyenne Mountain 21, Longmont 21. Fouled out — Helton, Brage. Technical fouls — Longmont bench.

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