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Eagles Court Action in Last Week’s League Games

By Gary King

The Gilpin County Eagles boys’ varsity basketball team played two League games last week, but came up short in both contests. Both games were played at home with a limited number of preapproved spectators allowed in attendance. The team’s record currently stands at 2 wins and 7 losses in League play, and 4 wins and 8 losses overall with only two scheduled games left to play in the season.

The Eagles versus the Warriors of Longmont Christian High School

A scrappy 1st quarter ended with the score at 10 to 11 with the 1-point spread favoring the Warriors. The Eagles dominated the 2nd quarter scoring 22 points to the Warriors’ 9 points, concluding the period with a 12-point lead on a score of 32 to 20 Eagles. The Warriors responded in the 3rd quarter by narrowing the Eagle’s lead to 3 points, ending the period with a score of 41 to 38 still favoring the Eagles.

The final quarter was hard fought by both the Eagles and the Warriors. With about 6:30 left on the time clock, the Warriors took a 2-point lead via a 3-point field goal. The Eagles responded with two quick field goals tying the score at 48-48 with 5:12 on the clock. The Eagles took a 2-point lead with 4:23 left in the period only to have the Warriors sink another 3-pointer to pull ahead by 1 point at 48 to 49. With the clock at 3:43 the Eagles regained a 1-point lead with a 2-pointer just to have the Warriors tie the score again at 50-50 with a free throw and following up with a field goal to lead by 2 points with 1:25 left. The Eagles scored another point on a free throw, but still trailed by 1 point at 51 to 52. With about 5 seconds left in play, the Warriors sunk 2 free throws ending the game on a score of 51-54 Warriors.

Blake Boulter (25) led the team in scoring with 23 points, trailed by Trey Lindberg (3) with 11 points, and Nolan Lindberg (24) with 10 points. Boulter (25) also led with 14 rebounds. Stephen King (4) led with 5 assists and Trey Lindberg (3) led with 5 steals.

Gilpin Eagles versus Dayspring Christian Academy Eagles in Conference Play

The Dayspring Christian Academy (DCA) Eagles came out shooting hot in the 1st quarter sinking 5 3-pointers, 4 in the first 3 ½ minutes of the game, to the Gilpin Eagles 5 points. In the 2nd quarter the DCA Eagles increased their 20-point lead by 1 more point with the half time score at 38 to 18. The 3rd quarter saw the Gilpin Eagles come back to outscore the DCA Eagles by just 1 point shortening the deficit back to 20 points at 48 to 28 DCA. The Gilpin Eagles came out tough in the 4th period adding 18 points to their tally while the DCA Eagles added 12 points to theirs. Although, the Gilpin Eagles outscored the DCA Eagles in the 3rd and 4th quarters, it was not enough to overcome the DCA lead acquired in the 1st quarter.

Blake Boulter (25) led the Gilpin Eagles with 29 total points, followed by Nolan Lindberg (24) with 9 points. Lindberg (24) and Boulter (25) both led with 10 rebounds each. Stephen King (4) and Lindberg (24) led with 5 assists each, while King (4) led with 4 steals.

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