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Boys Basketball: Niwot falls to Elizabeth in first round of playoffs


Photo by Ed Navarro Niwot guard Jackson Kolakowski drives against Elizabeth in the Cougars’ first round playoff game.

The Niwot boys basketball season came to a heartbreaking end last Wednesday, with a 73-69 loss to the Elizabeth Cardinals in the first round of the 4A state playoffs. Though the offense struggled most of the night, a 30-19 scoring run by the Cougars in the fourth quarter put a playoff win tantalizingly within reach in the game’s final seconds. But unfortunately for the Cougars and their fans, the comeback fell just short, and the would-be Cinderella story didn’t get its happy ending.

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