As they entered the final week of the regular season, the Clear Creek boys basketball players knew they had to win two of the last three games of the regular season to have a shot at the playoffs. …
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As they entered the final week of the regular season, the Clear Creek boys basketball players knew they had to win two of the last three games of the regular season to have a shot at the playoffs.
But only one of those final three games went their way.
Beating the heavily-favored Highland team (13-1) was always considered a longshot, but the players and Head Coach Scott Haebeall had their sights on beating both Dawson School and Longmont Christian last week, in hopes it would raise the team’s state ranking to number 24 or higher in the 2A rankings, high enough to earn a spot in the playoff tournament.
Dawson went down according to plan, 63-37. The impressive freshman Colin Hendrickson led the way, with 16 points courtesy largely of his five 3-pointers. Seniors Kiefer Zabel and Bode Dalton added 11 and 10 points respectively. Senior standout Seattle Schuessler put up 8 points, as well as 8 rebounds and 5 assists.
However a 46-41 heartbreaker loss to Longmont Christian two days later ended up leaving the Golddiggers out in the cold, with a season-ending position of 27th in the state. Player stats for that game were not available as of press time.
The Diggers finished the “Covid” season with a record of 8-6.
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