LIVE BLOG: Men’s Varsity Basketball versus Overland

GABE RODRIGUEZ

PHOTOS BY TAYLOR ZAKHEM, KELSEY PHARIS, KATIE PICKRELL, GRETCHEN COPE AND GABE RODRIGUEZ

VISTAj will be live blogging the Great Eight game between Mountain Vista High School and Overland High School in reverse chronological order. Stay tuned for updates as we upload details, quotes, photos and other information about the game.

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Seniors and future teammates at Western State College hug each other after losing to Overland, 36-64.

Seniors Nick Pepper and Riley Nedved embrace each other as they experience the end of their last high school basketball game.

Seniors Nick Pepper and Riley Nedved embrace each other as they experience the end of their last high school basketball game.

3:49 p.m.: Overland defeats Vista, 36-64. Overland will be competing in a final four match.

3:47 p.m.: Overland scores and calls a timeout shortly after. 36-64, Overland. 1:23 remains in the game.

3:44 p.m.: Pepper scores with another behind-the-back shot. Timeout called by Vista. 36-62, Overland. 2:40 remain in the game.

3:42 p.m.: Subart scores a basket. 34-58, Overland. 4:15 remain.

Subart makes his way around an Overland player.

Subart makes his way around an Overland player.

3:39 p.m.: Pepper scores with a behind-the-back shot. Overland responds with two more baskets. 32-58, Overland. 5:20 remain.

3:36 p.m.: Subart scores with a three-pointer. Timeout is called by Vista. 30-54, Overland. 7:12 on the clock.

3:36 p.m.: Overland starts the last quarter with a basket. 27-54, Overland. 7:30 remain in the game.

3:35 p.m.: Phillips scores the last point of the third quarter. 27-52, Overland.

3:33 p.m.: Foul called on Vista. Overland scores a free throw to make the score, 25-52, Overland.

3:31 p.m.: Phillips scores one of two free throws. 25-49 is the score.

3:29 p.m.: Overland scores two free throws. Subart scores with a basket shortly after. Overland leads, 24-49.

3:28 p.m.: Subart scores a basket with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, making the score, 22-45.

3:27 p.m.: Phillips scores the free throw. Overland responds by scoring two baskets. Overland leads, 20-45.

3:25 p.m.: Phillips scores a rebound and is given a free throw after. Vista trails Overland, 19-41.

3:23 p.m.: With 5:18 on the clock, Vista calls a timeout. Overland leads, 17-37.

3:21 p.m.: Beresford scores a free throw to make the game 17-33.

3:20 p.m.: Overland scores the first basket of the second half with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. Overlands leads, 16-33.

3:18 p.m.: The second half is about to start. Vista starts with possession.

Phillips dribbles past an Overland defender in the final minutes of the second quarter.

Phillips dribbles past an Overland defender in the final minutes of the second quarter.

3:10 p.m.: Stats: In the first quarter, Mountain Vista scored nine points and Overland scored 15. In the second quarter, Vista scored 7 points and Overland scored 16.

3:08 p.m.: At the end of the frist half, Overland leads, 16-31.

3:06 p.m.: With 50 seconds remaining in the first half, Vista is down, 16-27.

Senior James Viergutz looks to pass the ball to a teammate.

Senior James Viergutz looks to pass the ball to a teammate.

3:03 p.m.: Subart scores another basket with three minutes remaining in the first half. Overlands leads, 14-25.

3:01 p.m.: Subart scores a basket and is given a free throw, which he scores as well. Vista trails, 12-21.

Senior Brady Subart drives toward the basket as the end of the first quarter nears.

Subart drives toward the basket as the end of the first quarter nears.

2:58 p.m.: Full timeout is called by Mountain Vista, with six minutes remaining. Overland leads, 9-19.

Senior Brady Subart dribbles in toward the Mountain Vista basket.

Subart dribbles in toward the Mountain Vista basket.

2:55 p.m.: Overland scores a rebound. Overland leads, 9-17.

2:54 p.m.: Overland ends the first quarter with a three-pointer. Starting the second quarter, Overland leads, 9-15.

Pepper swats an Overland player. While the swat was successful, a foul was called on him.

Pepper swats an Overland player. While the swat was successful, a foul was called on him.

2:49 p.m.: Beresford scores two free throws, making the game 9-10, with Overland in the lead. Beresford substitutes out for senior Espen Thune-Larsen.

2:47 p.m.: Overland scores a basket and Subart follows with a basket as well. The game is tied, 7-7 with three minutes remaining.

2:46 p.m.: Pepper scores a basket to tie the game, 5-5.

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Belknapp shoots for a basket. He scored the point tying the game, 5-5.

2:43 p.m.: Belknapp scores a basket to tie the game. Overland gets ahead with another free throw. The score is 4-3, Overland leads.

2:41 p.m.: Overlands scores a free throw and Pepper follows with a scored free throw as well. Vista trails Overland, 3-1 with 6:30 on the clock.

2:40 p.m.: Overland starts the game with a scored basket. Overland leads, 2-0.

Senior Nick Pepper jumps for the tipoff at the start of the game.

Senior Nick Pepper jumps for the tipoff at the start of the game.

2:37 p.m.: Mountain Vista introduces its starting line with sophomores Isaac Phillips and Belknapp and seniors Brady Subart, Brady Subart and Nick Pepper.

2:26 p.m.: In the preceding game between Eaglecrest and Legend, 64-49.

2:06 p.m.: Vista’s basketball team, shortly after warming up during halftime of the Legend-Eaglecrest game, reflect on the upcoming game that is planned take place at 2:30 p.m.

“I’m a little nervous but I’m more just really excited,” sophomore Jake Belknapp said. This will be Belknapp’s first time playing at the playoff game at the Denver Coliseum.

Senior Espen Thune-Larsen takes a warmup shot during halftime of the game between Eaglecrest High School and Legend High School.

Senior Espen Thune-Larsen takes a warmup shot during halftime of the game between Eaglecrest High School and Legend High School.

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