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Boys Basketball: Big night from sophomore Bounds powers Niwot in season opener


December 9, 2016

Photo by Ed Navarro Niwot’s Adam Barber drives to the basket against Frederick.

On opening night in front of the home crowd, sophomore Thomas Bounds scored a game-high 21 points as the Cougars coasted to a 66-40 victory over the Frederick Warriors.

“It’s always nice to win the first one,” Niwot head basketball Coach Preston Hardy said.

Bounds, making his varsity debut for Niwot, had three of the team’s 11 three-pointers, and made eight free throws on nine attempts. Defensively, he chipped in with four steals and a block.

“Tommy Bounds really stepped up,” Hardy said of his youngest team member’s strong performance. “As a sophomore, we were waiting to...

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