BoCo Highlights: Jan. 2-4

A rundown of individual and team accomplishments last week

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Mead moved up to No. 2 in the latest Class 4A boys basketball coaches poll on

Boys basketball
• Garrett Green of Holy Family and Joe Cartelli of Frederick were tied for the lead in points per game in the Tri-Valley League going into their showdown on Saturday in Frederick. Green got the scoring edge with 30 points, but Cartelli had 16 and his team won 65-54 to snap a long losing skid to Holy Family.
• Greysen Carter had a night he will not forget for Fairview on Friday. The junior scored a career-high 35 points in an 86-52 win over Chatfield. His previous career high was 22 set against Cherry Creek before winter break.
• Erie held on down the stretch in the fourth quarter to defeat Fort Morgan 61-56 in its Tri-Valley League opener. LaDorian Havard scored 17 to lead the Tigers in the win. Erie now has a 6-2 record with four wins coming by five points or fewer.
• Mead is known for scoring from 3-point range and leads the Tri-Valley League with 75 made shots from behind the arc. The next highest in the league is Frederick with 56. Mead hit 9 of 29 shots from 3-point range Saturday but shot 17-of-29 from inside the arc in a 64-50 win over Berthoud. Elijah Knudsen hit four 3-pointers and led Mead with 16 points.
• Silver Creek and Niwot both played in the Roosevelt Roughrider Shootout in Johnstown. Both teams went 2-1 in the tournament. Silver Creek beat Conifer by one point 50-49 and Pueblo County 64-42 while losing to Steamboat Springs in between both wins. Niwot defeated Skyview 54-39 and held on over Denver North 52-50 before losing to Steamboat Springs.
• Teams in the CHSAA polls this week: Fairview (No. 9 in 5A), Mead (No. 2 in 4A), Centaurus (No. 10 in 4A), Longmont Christian (No. 9 in 1A).
Girls basketball
• Julie Mischke, Laura Gensert and Leesha Taylor-Preston combined for 51 points for Centaurus in a 59-44 win over Golden. Gensert had 19 in the win and is averaging a team-high 14.7 points per game as a freshman for the young Warriors team.
• Niwot had a cold week shooting the ball at the Roosevelt Roughrider Shootout in Johnstown to go 0-3 over the week. The Cougars only scored 26, 18 and 16 points in losses to D’Evelyn, Roosevelt and Steamboat Springs. They’ll look to rebound in a big way in Northern League games against Northridge and Thompson Valley.
• Tyler Whitlock set a new career-high in scoring with 20 points for the Holy Family Tigers in a 59-27 win over Frederick. Whitlock shot 75 percent from the field, including 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range. It was just her second game in double figures this season.
• Erie remains undefeated following a 75-32 win over Fort Morgan on Saturday. Grace Moyers set a new career-high with 22 while Genevieve Gudino had 17 and Deb Altshuler scored 15. The Tigers begin the week ranked No. 2 in the CHSAA RPI listings for Class 4A.
• Teams in the CHSAA polls this week: Erie (No. 4 in 4A), Holy Family (No. 10 in 4A), Shining Mountain (No. 10 in 1A).
• Vince Cornella had the best finish for a local wrestler at the Doc Buchanan Invitational in Clovis, Calif., last weekend. The junior from Monarch made it to the semifinal round at 120 before losing a 1-0 decision, but bounced back to take third place in his weight bracket and finished 5-1. Nathan Fitzpatrick, Matt Fasbender, Emilio Trujillo and Dillon Roman each got one win for Monarch as well.
• Broomfield and Erie also sent a couple of wrestlers to Clovis, for the Doc B. Darren Green led Broomfield with a 3-2 record while Bryant Walker and Morgan Watt each went 0-2. Rudy Lopez went 1-2 and Gus Fonseca-Walker went 0-2 for Erie.
• Hunter Branson of Holy Family earned four wins by fall — all coming in the first period — to win the tournament title at 170 pounds at the Gary Daum Classic in Niwot. The four wins gives him 100 for his high school career.
Girls swimming
• Silver Creek placed second at the Mountain View Invite without the benefit of a single event champion. The breaststroke, however, was particularly strong for the Raptors as Elena Moore (1:14.23), Maddie Black (1:14.33) and Kylie Dirks (1:14.70) all placed top-seven in the event. The 200 free relay team also hit a state cut of 1:45.32 that topped the 5A standard.
• Broomfield had event wins from Mairead Powers (200 free, 2:00.99), Kaylee Austin (100 fly, 1:05.66), Ellianne Effland (100 breaststroke, 1:10.27) and the 400 free relay team (3:49.85) as the Eagles placed second at the Keith Wiedeman Invite in Greeley on Saturday.
• Also at the Mountain View Invite Saturday, a pair of ladies won double events in Erie’s Payten Irwin (200 free, 500 free) and Niwot’s Mary Codevilla (100 fly, 100 back). Irwin’s times were both 4A quality, while Codevilla hit 5A standards.
• Fairview had a huge day in the pool to win the Boulder County Invite by 332 points. Karla Lessing won the 200 free (1:57.91) and 500 free (5:08.15) while Jenna Reznicek had the fastest time in the 100 back (57.09) and 100 fly (57.67), and she also helped the 200 medley relay (1:46.39) and 400 free relay (3:41.21) take first place.
Ice hockey
• Fuller Loose scored two goals in a span of 12 seconds early in the third period on Saturday to help Monarch defeat Cherry Creek 4-3. Sam Zis was the other player with two points in the win with a goal and an assist. The Coyotes are 6-1 on the season.
• Monarch has two games with top-five opponents this week. The No. 3 ranked Coyotes will face No. 4 ranked Ralston Valley (7-2-0) on Friday and then come home to the Sports Stable to host No. 1 ranked Fort Collins (7-0-0) on Saturday.

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