Green Mountain boys hoops wins Paul Davis Classic

Dennis Pleuss
Jeffco Public Schools
Posted 12/9/19

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain and Battle Mountain boys basketball teams got some extra court time late Friday night on Dec. 6. The Rams and Huskies went double-overtime in the semifinal of the Paul …

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Green Mountain boys hoops wins Paul Davis Classic

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LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain and Battle Mountain boys basketball teams got some extra court time late Friday night on Dec. 6.

The Rams and Huskies went double-overtime in the semifinal of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School. Green Mountain eventually took a 55-50 victory.

Senior Blake Schell opened and closed the 2OT period for the Rams. Schell’s layup off the opening tip of the second overtime period gave Green Mountain a 47-45 lead. His pair of free throws in the final seconds clinched the 5-point victory.

Schell finished with a game-high 13 points. Junior Austin Peterson finished with 11 points for Green Mountain.

Battle Mountain was led by senior Liam McKenny (11 points) and junior Luis Truillo (10 points). A highlight for the Huskies came from senior Dalton Patterson, who nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half. The shot came from well beyond the half-court line.

The Rams (3-0 record) completed a sweep in the tournament with a 52-47 victory over Class 4A Jeffco League rival Evergreen (3-1) in the championship game Dec. 7, at Green Mountain High School.

Schell has a team-high 13 points against the Cougars. Fellow senior Matt Schlieper pitched in 10 points and a team-high six rebounds in the victory that kept the Rams undefeated on the season so far.

Dennis Pleuss is a media specialist for Jeffco Public Schools with a focus on athletics and activities. For more Jeffco coverage, go online at CHSAANow.com

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