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Girls Basketball: Niwot’s comeback bid in Erie falls short


December 7, 2017

Ed Navarro

Senior Mary Gillett (13) on defense against Frederick in the Cougars’ season opening game on Nov. 29, while Rosie Setter (12) looks on.

Led by senior guard Mary Gillett’s 16 fourth-quarter points, the Niwot girls nearly pulled off an improbable comeback against the Erie Tigers last Friday night. Down by seven with just over a minute to go, Gillett rattled off four points in the next 45 seconds to bring the Cougars to within three. After a forced turnover at half court, her senior teammate Sophie Grant evened it up at 55 as the last seconds ticked off, forcing overtime in a game that was seemingly out of reach just seconds earlier.

Alas, tying the game seemed to exhaust the Cougars’ momentum, and they failed to put up m...

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