2A/1A BOYS MILE HIGH

Regular season play opens for the 2019-20 boys basketball season this week and Colorado Preps continues to provide previews of each team in each conference. This report focuses on the 2A/1A Mile High conference.

In a league featuring 13 teams, Highland had the best run through the 2018-19 season as the Huskies made it all the way to the state finals.  They battled Yuma through the full 32 minutes but came up short 52-39.  The Huskies finished a sparkling 25-2 overall.

Denver Christian was a second league team that made the final eight.  The Thunder upset Sanford 36-34 in the regional finals but lost both games at Loveland; falling to Yuma 47-38 in the quarterfinals and Byers 44-35 in the first round of consolation.

Heritage Christian came close to being a third state qualifier but a tough loss to Mancos (64-55) left them one game short of the Great Eight.  They finished with 18 wins on the season.

We list the top three returnees for each club in several categories.  Numbers are based on stats posted to MaxPreps during the 2018-19 season.

 

Highland (25-2)

  • Points: Tate Bessire (20.8), Jase Bessire (11.0), Holden Morgan (8.7)
  • Rebounds: Morgan (5.7), Bowen Tolle (3.6), Bryce Brug (3.6)
  • Assists: Bessire (4.8), J. Bessire (3.1), Morgan (1.7)
  • Three’s: Bessire (70), J. Bessire (35), Jesse Vasa (6)

Denver Christian (17-8)

  • Points: Henry VanDenBerg (7.5), Ethan Lieber (6.7), Josiah Romero (6.6)
  • Rebounds: VanDenBerg (5.9), Romero (3.6), Zach Johnson (2.8)
  • Assists: Johnson (2.6), Romero & Lieber (2.1)
  • Three’s: Lieber (18), Johnson (12), Romero (9)

Heritage Christian (18-6)

  • Points: Jaden Johnson (10.4), Caleb Stockton (2.5), Zebadiah Bowsher (2.0)
  • Rebounds: Johnson (2.1), Alex Brown (1.8), Nagi Williams (0.8)
  • Assists: Johnson (2.1), Jojo Bork (0.5), Montgomery Case (0.4)
  • Three’s: Johnson (24), Stockton (3), Williams (2)

Clear Creek (12-11)

  • Points: Ben Griffin (14.3), Reese Onago (7.9), Seattle Schuessler (5.1)
  • Rebounds: Griffin (8.4), Onago (4.4), Schuessler (3.5)
  • Assists: Schuessler (3.8), Jett Howard (3.0), Griffin (2.7)
  • Three’s: Schuessler (10), Onago (8), Kiefer Zabel (7)

Dayspring Christian (14-9)

  • Points: Christian Still (16.2), Hunter Wittnam (8.4), Levi Vandesteeg (2.2)
  • Rebounds: Wittnam (5.7), Still (5.2), Elijah Fast (3.6)
  • Assists: Still (3.1), Wittnam (2.1), Fast (1.7)
  • Three’s: Still (14), Wittnam (8), Fast (5)

Gilpin County (8-12)

  • Points: Nolan Lindberg (8.6), Stephen King (7.6), Blake Boulter (5.7)
  • Rebounds: Lindberg (6.5), Boulter (4.7), Michael Fry (1.0)
  • Assists: Lindberg (2.4), Stephen King (1.7) Boulter (1.6)
  • Three’s: Lindberg (17), Boulter (12), King (8)

Longmont Christian (11-9)

  • Points: Ryan Shellenberger (10.8), Nick Holst (9.3), Lee Saunders (9.1)
  • Rebounds: Saunders (7.4), Caleb Schanafelt (4.2), Shellenberger (3.4)
  • Assists: Shellenberger (3.5), Saunders (1.4), Kyle Saunders (1.2)
  • Three’s: Shellenberger (29), Holst (17), Michael Cook (12)

Lyons (7-16)

  • Points: Aidan Christiansen (4.8), Gage Basey (4.1), Harrison Abernathy (1.8)
  • Rebounds: Christiansen (3.1), Abernathy (1.7), Jordan Valente (1.5)
  • Assists: Christiansen (2.7), Abernathy (1.3), Isaac King (1.0)
  • Three’s: Abernathy & Christiansen (4), Kaleb Farner (1)

Front Range Christian (7-13)

  • Points: Luke Hiltman (5.2), Breck Ferrin (3.6), Christian Chisolm (2.8)
  • Rebounds: Ferrin (4.0), Chisolm (2.1), Hiltman (1.7)
  • Assists: Ferrin (0.7), Chisolm (0.3), Hiltman (0.2)
  • Three’s: Hiltman & Ferrin (6), Pryce Ferrin (1)

Twin Peaks Charter (6-14)

  • Points: Aidan Barber (10.2), Andy Garcia (4.8), Isiah Tobias (3.0)
  • Rebounds: No stats posted
  • Assists: No stats posted
  • Three’s: Barber (20), Garcia (12), Tobias (2)

Dawson (8-12)

  • Points: Coby Grant-Krenz (13.7), Phil Geraghty (10.1), Brandon Day (7.9)
  • Rebounds: Geraghty (3.8), Day (3.1), Grant-Krenz (2.2)
  • Assists: Grant-Krenz (1.9), Geraghty (1.3), Day (0.9)
  • Three’s: Grant-Krenz (29), Geraghty (21), Day & Zach Lawson (2)

Union Colony Prep (3-16)

  • Points: Casey Hawkins (5.3), Issac Perez (5.1), Logan Arnold (4.4)
  • Rebounds: Perez (2.1), Hawkins (1.9), Rimson Mathias (1.6)
  • Assists: Hawkins (1.2), Arnold (0.7), Mathias (0.6)
  • Three’s: Perez (19), Wesley Boyd (16), Mathias (9)

Denver Academy (4-17)

  • Points: Dillon Flinchpaugh (11.0), Preston Anguilm (5.1), Harry Voight (4.7)
  • Rebounds: Flinchpaugh (7.3), Zach Miller (5.0), Voight (3.1)
  • Assists: Flinchpaugh (2.5), Will Rinehart (2.4), Voight & Anguilm (1.1)
  • Three’s: Voight (22), Anguilm (16), Flinchpaugh (10)

 

 


Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

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