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By The Staff

GIRLS BASKETBALL
“Think Pink Night” scheduled for Feb. 8 at Dakota Ridge

Dakota Ridge High is hosting “Think Pink Night” as part of  the Rebels’ doubleheader girls and boys basketball game against Columbine on Feb. 8. Dakota Ridge will honor family members and friends who are breast cancer survivors during halftime of the boys game.
Each  survivor gets into the game free.

Buchli, Dakota Ridge sneak past host Pomona 43-42
ARVADA
— Sydney Buchli led Dakota Ridge with 12 points as the Lady Eagles nipped host Pomona 43-42 on Jan. 25.
Solveig Nelson added 11 points for Dakota Ridge (5-11, 4-5 5A Jeffco League), which had lost four of its previous five games. Laura Wood added seven points, while Emily Sabo added six.
Rachel Oester scored a game-high 17 points to pace Pomona. Dominique Riley added 10.

Whetsone, Mountain Vista have little problem with Littleton
HIGHLANDS RANCH
— Maddie Whetstone led three Mountain Vista players in double figures with 15 points as the Lady Golden Eagles rolled to a 65-41 win over Littleton on Jan. 25.
Jordan Graff added 14 points and Karlee Schwartzkopf added 13 for Mountain Vista.
Stephanie Puchino was the only player in double figures for Littleton (7-8, 0-3 5A/4A Continental League) with 13 points.

Oosthuizen paves way as FRCS wins its second straight game
Katherine Oosthuizen scored a game-high 18 points as Front Range Christian won its second straight 58-48 over Liberty Common on Jan. 26.
The Lady Falcons (7-5, 2-1 2A Mile High) pulled away in the third quarter, outscoring Liberty Common 18-6.
Janel Hill added 12 points, while Leigh Griffiths scored 11 for Front Range Christian.

ICE HOCKEY
McEwan, Standley Lake send Chatfield to 4th straight setback

Mitch McEwan scored twice and Standley Lake scored three times in the second period for a 5-3 win over Chatfield on Jan 23 at the Edge Ice Arena.
The loss was the Chargers’ fourth straight.
Jake Wellborn’s goal early in the second period gave Standley Lake the lead for good. McEwan followed two minutes later with a power-play tally.
Connor Watkins and Kint Thede also scored for the Gators.
Scoring for Chatfield (5-7-1, five points Foothills Conference) were Jay Tanji, Brian Vits and Tyler O’Connor. Vits’ goal was a short-handed tally in the second period.
Ryan Seltenreich made 26 saves in net for Chatfield.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Jones helps Dakota Ridge to snap a three-game losing streak

Jake Jones scored a game-high 16 points as Dakota Ridge snapped a three-game losing streak with a 50-37 win over visiting Pomona on Jan. 25.
Alden Erickson added 12 points, while Ian MacDonald scored 10 for the Eagles, who improved to 8-8 on the season, 5-4 in the 5A Jeffco League.
Evan Dettke led Pomona with 10 points.
The Eagles took control early on, taking a 10-5 lead after one quarter. The lead was 35-23 after three quarters.

Mountain Vista jumps out to early lead, rolls past Littleton
Mountain Vista wasted little time, jumping out to a 20-point lead after one quarter en route to a 94-48 rout of host Littleton on Jan. 25.
Five players scored in double figures for Mountain Vista, led by Elijah Valdez’s game-high 25 points. Graham Smith and Jake Pemberton added 14 points each, Damani Respass scored 12 and Mitch Carter added 11.
Littleton (6-9, 0-3 5A/4A Continental League) has lost three straight and six out of seven.

Liberty Common sneaks out road win at Front Range Christian
Stephen Allmendinger scored a game-high 27 points as visiting Liberty Common held off Front Range Christian 49-40 on Jan. 26.
Arjun Gill added 11 points for Liberty Common.
Front Range Christian dropped to 5-6 overall, 1-2 in the 2A Mile High League.

GIRLS SWIMMING
Lady Eagles dominate meet against Standley Lake
EVERGREEN
— Dakota Ridge won 11 of 12 events, including all the swimming categories, in a 141-76 victory over Standley Lake on Jan. 25 at the Wulf Recreation Center.
Kelsey Foster scored wins in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle. She won the 50 in 26.43 seconds and the 100 in 59.22. Dakota Ridge scored a one-two-three finish in the 50. The Lady Eagles won all the relays, including the 200 medley (2:04.87), 200 freestyle (1:47.64), and 400 freestyle (4:12.75).
Other Dakota Ridge winners were Katie McCreedy (200 freestyle, 2:20.00), Deseray Sileo (200 individual medley, 2:34.61), Chloe Kaszubowski (100 butterfly, 1:23.39), Rachel Tillery (500 freestyle, 6:07.17), Kaila Munday (100 backstroke, 1:09.86), and Ali Borelli (100 breaststroke, 1:13.81).
Standley Lake’s only win came in diving where Zoie Hoben scored 174 points.