PHOTOS BY REAGAN FITZKE, TYLER KRAFT, TAYLOR ZAKHEM, KATIE PICKRELL & KELSEY PHARIS
VISTAj will be live blogging Mountain Vista’s varsity men’s basketball game against Highlands Ranch. Stay tuned for updates on the game!
8:44 p.m.: Ranch defeats Vista, 64-59.
8:43 p.m.: Ranch scores a free throw. 0.74 remains and Ranch is given another free throw. Ranch leads, 62-59.
8:42 p.m.: Vista scores another basket and Ranch is then given a free throw.
8:41 p.m.: Belknapp scores one free throw. Ranch is given two free throws after and scores one as well. Ranch leads 61-57.
8:41 p.m.: Belknapp is given two free throws.
8:40 p.m.: A personal foul is called on Belknapp. Ranch scores another two free throws with 34.86 remaining in the game. Ranch leads 56-60.
8:38 p.m.: A personal foul is called on Subart. Ranch scores a free throw making the game 56-58.
8:37 p.m.: A time-out is over. Ranch starts with possession.
8:35 p.m.: Beresford scores a basket! Vista follows behind Ranch, 56-57 with exactly one minute remaining in the game.
8:34 p.m.: Vista and Ranch take turns scoring a basket. Another time-out is called. Ranch leads, 57-54.
8:32 p.m.: Time-out called by Mountain Vista. Ranch leads, 55-51 with 1:30 left in the last quarter.
8:29 p.m.: Belknapp scores a free throw. Subart scores a basket shortly after. Vista trails behind Ranch, 51-55.
8:25 p.m.: Ranch calls a time-out. Three minutes remain in the last quarter. Ranch leads, 55-48.
8:23 p.m.: Belknapp swats Ranch as a player goes for a layup.
8:22 p.m.: Ranch scores two free throws after a foul is called on Phillips. Ranch leads, 53-48.
8:21 p.m.: Senior Riley Nedved scores a basket. Ranch responds by scoring a basket as well. Ranch leads, 51-48.
8:19 p.m.: Ranch scores a layup and a free throw. Ranch leads, 49-46.
8:18 p.m.: Subart scores two free throws and a layup shortly after to tie up the game, 46-46, with six minutes on the clock.
8:17 p.m.: Belknapp scores a free throw with seven minutes in the fourth quarter. Ranch scores another basket shortly after. Vista trails Ranch, 42-46.
8:16 p.m.: Beresford scores two free throws after a foul is called on Ranch. Ranch then scores a lay up making the game 41-44, with Ranch leading.
8:11 p.m.: Phillips scores another free throw. Vista trails Ranch, 39-40.
8:10 p.m.: Ranch takes the lead, 38-37, with two minutes left in the third quarter. Phillips is given a free throw shortly after to tie up the game.
8:06 p.m.: Subart scores with another basket. Ranch then receives two free throws. Vista leads, 37-36.
8:04 p.m.: With 3:12 remaining in the third quarter, Ranch is given a free throw for a foul called on senior Cory Smith. Vista, 35. Ranch, 34.
8:03 p.m.: Ranch scores another basket, which is followed with a time-out.
8:02 p.m.: Beresford scores with Smith’s assistance. Ranch follows with a basket. Vista leads, 32-28 with 4:40 remaining.
8 p.m.: Ranch scores a layup making the score, 30-26, with five minutes remaining.
7:57 p.m.: A time-out is called for Phillips, who took a fall.
7:56 p.m.: Belknapp scores two free throws. Vista leads, 30-24.
7:55 p.m.: Ranch kicks off the second half of the game by scoring a basket. Vista, 28. Ranch, 24.
7:44 p.m.: Ranch scores a final basket at the end of the second quarter. Vista, 28. Ranch, 22. A 10-minute intermission will take place.
7:42 p.m.: Pepper scores a basket with one minute remaining in the second quarter. Vista leads, 28-20.
7:40 p.m.: Ranch scores a free throw and Vista follows with a basket. Vista, 26. Ranch, 15.
7:37 p.m.: Belknapp scores a basket. Vista leads, 24-14 with four minutes left in the second quarter.
7:33 p.m.: 6:30 remains on the clock. Vista leads with 22 points. Ranch, 12.
7:30 p.m.: At the end of the first quarter, Vista leads 19-12.
7:28 p.m.: Ranch scores a basket. Vista leads, 19-12, with one minute left in the first quarter.
7:24 p.m.: Senior Nick Pepper scores a layup and then scores a free throw. Vista, 19. Ranch, 10
7:22 p.m.: Highlands Ranch scores a basket. 3:53 is left in the first quarter. Vista, 16. Ranch 10.
7:20 p.m.: Subart scores a three-pointer and follows with a layup seconds after. Vista, 16. Ranch 8.
7:19 p.m.: Ranch scores a free throw. Vista leads 11-8.
7:18 p.m.: Beresford gets a free throw increasing Vista’s lead, 11-7. 5:28 is left on the clock.
7:15 p.m.: Subart scores his second three-pointer of the game. Vista leads, 7-8.
7:14 p.m.: Highlands Ranch goes for its first basket and is swatted by Subart. Ranch received two free throws and scored both. Ranch leads, 2-0.
7:14 p.m.: Highlands Ranch wins the tip-off.
7:11 p.m.: Mountain Vista introduces its starting line with sophomores Issac Phillips and Jake Belknapp and seniors Brady Subart, Cory Smith and Ray Beresford.
6:55 p.m.: The varsity game has 11 minutes of warm-up remaining.
6:54 p.m.: The JV team narrowly defeated the Highlands Ranch team, 48-47.