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Niwot High School boys basketball has tough week

The Niwot High School boys basketball team had a tough week as they had a long three-game week. The Cougars struggled to get going defensively over the stretch as they lost all three games, giving up a combined 182 points.

Niwot started the week with a 59-44 Monday, Jan. 22, loss to the Mountain View High School Mountains Lions. Niwot's tough week continued as they fell 51-42 to the Roosevelt High School Rough Riders on Wednesday and 72-49 against the Riverdale Ridge High School Ravens on Thursday.

Niwot started strong against Mountain View as they jumped out to a 14-11 lead in the first quarter. Niwot continued to hold off Mountain View as they were up 32-24 after an 18-13 quarter. The Cougars started to unravel in the second half as they were outscored 13-7 in the third quarter, only holding onto a two-point lead as they entered the fourth quarter. Niwot quickly fell behind, losing the game 59-44 after a disastrous 22-5 final quarter.

Niwot continued their struggles into their matchup against Roosevelt. Niwot started slow, struggling to get going before closing the gap late in the third quarter. The Cougars were not able to finish with a win, falling short in the fourth quarter, losing 51-42. Jackson Carano led the Cougar scoring with 18 points, followed by Elliot Wisecup with eight and Archer Buckbee with six. Brighton Langenegger led Niwot with 10 rebounds, and Carano added seven. Sebastian Stenz and Langenegger each had four assists.

Niwot struggled to compete with Riverdale Ridge as they quickly fell to an 18-11 deficit. Niwot continued to fall behind after a 19-13 second quarter, and a 16-10 third quarter. The Ravens finished putting the game away with a 19-11 fourth quarter, and while Niwot was competitive the whole night, they were outscored each quarter, resulting in a 72-45 loss.

Niwot is now 4-11 on the year.

The Cougars play at Severance High School Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Niwot will then return home to take on Skyline High School at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1.


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