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Niwot makes early exit from basketball playoffs

Series: Niwot boys basketball | Story 9

Quinn Gossett

Senior captain Sheldon Cooper (5) directed the Cougars' offense during their game against Air Academy in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs on Feb. 26.

Senior point guard Cooper Sheldon was philosophical following Niwot's three-point loss to Air Academy Kadets in the first round of the Class 4A basketball playoffs on Feb. 26. A questionable judgment by the referees in the final seconds of the game cost the Cougars another shot at the net, and, with it, a chance to tie up the score and go to overtime. Instead, the clock ticked away to 0:00 with the score at 53-50 favoring the Kadets, and as their jubilant fans crowded the court, the Niwot players headed to the visitor's locker room to get ready for the final bus ride of the season.


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