D’Evelyn girls’ basketball won’t be making another state championship game appearance this season.
The No. 2 Jaguars had their playoff run ended by No. 1 Mesa Ridge in a 47-41 loss in the Great 8 round of the state tournament Saturday …
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The No. 2 Jaguars had their playoff run ended by No. 1 Mesa Ridge in a 47-41 loss in the Great 8 round of the state tournament Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.
D’Evelyn kept the game close but the undefeated Grizzlies flexed their muscles late in the contest and held off the Jaguars — who had a goal of getting back to the state title game.
Gabby Purnell scored a game-high 22 points to lead Mesa Ridge, and Kylee Shook make things tough for the Jaguars recording 14 total rebounds.
The loss came after two blowout victories for D’Evelyn in the first two games of the tournament.
The Jaguars opened the tournament with a bye but then beat Canon City 46-38 in the second round. D’Evelyn then blew out Pueblo West 74-50 in the Sweet 16 last Saturday at D’Evelyn High School.
The Jaguars (21-5, 13-1 in 4A Jeffco) won another league title this season and had 10, and seven game win streaks this season.
No. 1 D’Evelyn boys’ hoops had their great playoff run end in the Great 8 by No. 2 Sand Creek Saturday at the Denver Coliseum.
After earning a bye and recording a pair of playoff wins, the Jaguars could not close the gap on Sand Creek who survived multiple D’Evelyn charges.
It is also the end of one of the great D’Evelyn athletic careers: Senior Ty McGee starred for both the basketball and football teams.
But before it ended the Jaguars beat Falcon 75-69 in the second round of the tournament.
Then, D’Evelyn blew out Mead 69-46 in the Sweet 16 last Saturday at home.
The Jaguars (20-6, 13-1 in 4A Jeffco) won a league crown again this season with their only league loss coming to Wheat Ridge.
D’Evelyn will have junior Grant Witherspoon returning next season. Witherspoon was one of the best juniors in the state this season.
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