10 Shot – HS Basketball – Arvada West at Ralston Valley

HS Basketball – Rivals battle for Roundup Title

Last year it was Valor Christian and Montbello for the Roundup Championship.  This year, Ralston Valley made it past Montbello and Loveland to face off against crosstown rival Arvada West who downed Rock Canyon and D’Evelyn to make it to the final game.  The gym at Ralston Valley was packed to see the home team Mustangs defend their home court against the Wildcats and win their own tournament.

This was an awesome game, and it started off great for me even before tip off as sitting in the front row of the student section was a Ralston Valley student wearing a green and gold jersey of the Seattle Sonics.  Way to go RV, represent the 206!

The Mustangs took it to the Wildcats in the first quarter, outscoring Arvada West 16-8.  Arvada West chipped away at that lead a bit outscoring Ralston Valley 12-10 in the second quarter but still trailed the home team Mustangs 26-20 at halftime.

Arvada West was able to get to within one point in the third quarter, outscoring Ralston Valley 15-10.  Then came the fourth quarter.  Trailing by 3 points, Arvada West purposely missed a free throw in order to try to get the ball to their three point specialist, junior Thomas Neff, but he was unable to sink the game tying basket and Ralston Valley captured the Roundup title for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: A Ralston Valley student sports a Seattle Sonics Kevin Durant jersey prior to the start of the championship game of the Ralston Roundup between the Arvada West Wildcats and the host Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs junior guard Andrew Wingard (1) attempts to block the shot by Arvada West Wildcats junior guard Dhillon Greene (0) in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Arvada West Wildcats junior Thomas Neff (15) puts up a shot in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Arvada West Wildcats junior Thomas Neff (15) floats up a baby hook shot in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup against the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Arvada West Wildcats senior guard Jacob Gillan (22) shots over Ralston Valley Mustangs senior guard Rane Hornecker (0) in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs sophomore forward Dallas Walton (35) shoots the ball over Arvada West Wildcats senior guard Jacob Gillan (22) in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs sophomore forward Dallas Walton (35) puts up a one handed shot over Arvada West Wildcats senior guard Jacob Gillan (22) in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs sophomore forward Dallas Walton (35) glides through the air towards the hoop in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup against the Arvada West Wildcats at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Arvada West Wildcats junior Thomas Neff (15) tries to block the shot by Ralston Valley Mustangs junior guard Andrew Wingard (1) in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Arvada West at Ralston Valley

December 13, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustangs sophomore forward Dallas Walton (35) and Arvada West Wildcats junior Thomas Neff (15) battle for the ball in the championship game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School

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