10 Shot – HS Basketball – Ralston Roundup

HS Basketball – Let the Roundup Begin!

Last year I shot the Ralston Roundup, Ralston Valley High Schools pre-season basketball tournament.  It was my introduction to high school hoops in Colorado.  With a season of Colorado hoops under my belt, I was back for the 6th Annual Roundup.

This year, Ralston Valley hosted Adams City, Rock Canyon, Rangeview, D’Evelyn, Montbello, Loveland, and Arvada West.  The first day, Tuesday, was a pretty good day, and a little disappointing on some levels.

Adams City faced off against Montbello to kick off the games.  Montbello junior Troy Green is fun to watch and a high flier.  However Adams City was not up to the task and the Warriors of Montbello easily won the first game 56-36.  Green threw down a few dunks, but that was really the only highlights from the game.

Arvada West was up next against Rock Canyon.  I was impressed with Rock Canyon last season.  However, A-West had little problem with Rock Canyon in the first three quarters and went on to win the second game 48-44.

Host team Ralston Valley tipped off the third game against Loveland and had little problems with the smaller team.  The Mustangs quickly built a lead against the visiting Indians and easily won their first game of the Roundup 57-36.

The final game of day one pitted the Rangeview Raiders against the D’Evelyn Jaguars.  Last year, Rangeview’s Jeremiah Paige entertained the fans with his high flying play and graceful dunks.  This year, I was not as impressed with his play.  He did have one beautiful dunk, but it was D’Evelyn that impressed.  The Jaguars sank a buzzer beater to win the game 58-56.

So Round one done…the next round would come Thursday and that post will come soon.

Here is my 10 Shot from day 1.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Adams City Eagles senior forward Noor Shongolo (5) spits the Montbello Warriors defense in the first game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Montbello Warriors junior Troy Green (0) elevates for a two hand jam in the first game of the Ralston Roundup against the Adams City Eagles at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Rock Canyon Jaguars junior forward Jack Lamb (44) lays the ball up between the Arvada West Wildcat defense in the second game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Arvada West Wildcat junior Thomas Neff (15) lays up the ball over Rock Canyon Jaguars junior forward Spencer Kozmata (32) in the second game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: A Loveland Indians player handles the ball in the third game of the Ralston Roundup against Ralston Valley at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustang sophomore forward Dallas Walton (35) glides to the hoop in the third game of the Ralston Roundup against the Loveland Indians at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Ralston Valley Mustang sophomore forward Dallas Walton (35) throws up a hook shot in the third game of the Ralston Roundup against the Loveland Indians at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: D’Evelyn Jaguars senior Ty McGee (1) attempts to dunk the ball over Rangeview Raiders senior Jeremiah Paige (22) in the fourth game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: D’Evelyn Jaguars senior Ty McGee (1) attempts a base line layup against the Rangeview Raiders in the fourth game of the Ralston Roundup at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

10 Shot - HS Basketball - Ralston Round Up

December 10th, 2013: Rangeview Raiders senior Jeremiah Paige (22) elevates for a one hand dunk in the fourth game of the Ralston Roundup against the D’Evelyn Jaguars at Ralston Valley High School on Tuesday afternoon.

Photos from the Adams City and Montbello game can be viewed and purchased HERE.

Photos from the Arvada West and Rock Canyon game can be viewed and purchased HERE.

Photos from the Loveland and Ralston Valley game can be viewed and purchased HERE.

And Photos from the Rangeview and D’Evelyn game can be viewed and purchased HERE.

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