Middle Park girls pick up 2 key victories
The Middle Park girls basketball team picked up two important victories over its last two games, defeating KIPP Denver 55-20 on Saturday and DSST: Montview 47-39 on Tuesday.
Against DSST: Montview, Middle Park’s Katie Trail led all scorers with 21 points, including going 3 of 5 from 3-point range, along with eight rebounds and three steals. Behind Trail, freshman Bella Svoboda recorded eight points and eight rebounds, and five other Middle Park players scored points in the game. With the victory, the Panthers’ record sits at an impressive 8-4 overall and 7-1 in Frontier League play.
The Panthers have done this despite being hampered by injuries and a small roster. To make ends meet, the team has relied on some of its younger players to fill valuable minutes on the court, and the freshmen and sophomores have not disappointed, said coach Mike Reigan.
Against KIPP Denver, Trail and senior Briana Baker led the scoring with 12 points each, followed by junior Brianna Renteria with 10 points, and 10 Panthers scored in the game. With 10 rebounds, Renteria logged a double-double. Trail also had eight rebounds, six assists and four steals.
The Middle Park boys hoops team also faced KIPP Denver and DSST: Montview in its last two games. Facing KIPP Denver, Middle Park won 69-54. However, the boys fell 68-51 in Tuesday’s game against DSST: Montview on the road.
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Against KIPP, Alec Laraby led the Panthers with 19 points, and Middle Park overcame a 5 point deficit at halftime for the win. Also, Jacob Smith, Evan Laraby and Seth Holestine each added 11 points. Playing DSST, Alec Laraby scored 19 points, followed by Evan Laraby with 16 and Corbin Solomon, who had eight. The Panthers are 10-4 overall and 7-2 in Frontier League play.
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