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By The Staff

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Puchino, Marshall lead charge as Littleton gets past Golden

Laura Puchino had a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Destini Marshall came off the bench to score 11 points as Littleton rallied in the fourth quarter to top Golden 43-39 on Dec. 16.
The Lady Lions improved to 6-1 on the season with their sixth straight victory.

Front Range Christian rallies in the fourth for 2nd straight win
Charis Courtney scored 13 points and Courtney Larsen pulled down 10 rebounds as Front Range Christian battled back in the fourth quarter for a 42-37 win over Colorado Academy on Dec. 16.
Cami Ciesielski added 10 points for the Lady Falcons (3-2), who’ve won two straight.
Marin McCoy led Colorado Academy with a game-high 20 points.

Chatfield falls to Ralston Valley despite the scoring of senior trio
Three Chatfield seniors — Shelby Piper, Emily Lachenmayer and Katie Glander — scored 10 points apiece, but it wasn’t quite enough as Chatfield fell at home to Ralston Valley 60-51 on Dec. 17.
The Lady Mustangs went on a 18-8 run in the second quarter, which proved to be the difference.
Four players scored in double figures for Ralston Valley, led by Morgan Nishida’s 16 points. Ashley VanSickle added 13, while Sydney Prey and Chantal Jacobs scored 12 each.
Chatfield dropped to 2-4 with its third consecutive defeat.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Five score in double figures as Dakota Ridge rolls past Pomona

Mason Grothuesmann led five players in double figures with 13 points as Dakota Ridge won its fourth straight with a 71-37 thumping of Pomona on Dec. 18.
Cody Pittman added 12 points, Ian MacDonald scored 11 and Cambrian Antrillo and Alden Erickson had 10 each for the Eagles (5-1).

Matthies scores 29, but Columbine drops its 3rd straight
Carson Simon had 22 points, while Graham Smith added 16 points and 11 rebounds as Mountain Vista toppled Columbine 85-76 on Dec. 17.
Jonathan Moore added 17 points, while Jake Pemberton scored 13 for Mountain Vista.
Keaton Matthies paced the Rebels with a game-high 29 points. Brandon Wilson added 20.