LIVE BLOG: Men’s Basketball versus Highlands Ranch High School

GABE RODRIGUEZ

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.

Senior Cory Smith plays defense against Highlands Ranch.

Senior Cory Smith plays defense against Highlands Ranch.

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.

Senior Brady Subart passes the ball as Vista goes for the basket.

Senior Brady Subart passes the ball as Vista goes for the basket.

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.

Mountain Vista's student section shows its support for the men's basketball team.

Mountain Vista’s student section shows its support for the men’s basketball team.

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.

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Sophomore Jake Belknapp goes for the basket.

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.

Sophomore Isaac Phillips waits for the first quarter to nearly end before Vista makes a play. Nobody scored, however, in the last couple seconds.

Sophomore Isaac Phillips waits for the first quarter to nearly end before Vista makes a play. Nobody scored, however, in the last couple seconds.

7:30 p.m.: At the end of the first quarter, Vista leads 19-12.

Senior Brady Subart plays defense as Highlands Ranch tries to drive to the basket.

Senior Brady Subart plays defense as Highlands Ranch tries to drive to the basket.

7:28 p.m.: Ranch scores a basket. Vista leads, 19-12, with one minute left in the first quarter.

Senior Nick Pepper makes for a free throw.

Senior Nick Pepper makes for a free throw.

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.

Senior Ray Beresford goes for a layup. He made the basket and fell into the Highlands Ranch's cheer team upon landing. Beresford was then given a free throw, which he scored.

Senior Ray Beresford goes for a layup. He made the basket and fell into the Highlands Ranch’s cheer team upon landing. Beresford was then given a free throw, which he scored.

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.

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Mountain Vista’s JV team and student section watch the last second of the game as Highlands Ranch’s team goes for a basket.

 

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.

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