Eagles win last game of year

Barbara Lawlor, Gilpin County.  In a dramatic overtime game last Saturday, December 16, 2017, the Gilpin High School Eagles beat the Lake County Panthers 56-52 giving them a win on their record, 1-4.


This game came after a loss on Thursday night to the Rocky Mountain Eagles, 41-59.


The Eagles trailed the first three quarters and outscored Rocky Mountain in the fourth quarter, but not by enough to catch up. Will Lorenz had an outstanding game, coming up with 25 points, with six three-pointers.



Quarter scores:
5-16 8-14 14-20 14-9



Individual statistics:
Alex Wilhelm: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Blake Boulter: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Will Lorenz: 25 points, with 6 three pointers, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals
Chris Brutschi: 3 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals
Stephen King: 1 three pointer, 1 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal



Saturday’s overtime win was a great holiday gift for the Eagle boys. The Gilpin boys were behind by one point at halftime, 22-23, caught up in the third quarter and then each team scored 12 points, tying at 47. The overtime pressure was on. The Eagles pushed forward, scored four points and won the game.


Will Lorenz, honing his three-point skills, sunk seven free throws. Their next game will be on January 5.



Quarter scores:
11-6 11-17 13-12 12-12 9-5



Individual statistics:
Alex Wilhelm: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist
Nolan Lindberg: 2 points, 6 rebounds
John Immordino: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Will Lorenz: 21 points and four three-pointers, seven free throws, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 7 steals
Tanner Davis: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 5 steals
Chris Burtschi: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals
Stephen King: 2 points, 1 assist



(Originally published in the December 21, 2017 print edition of The Mountain-Ear.)

Barbara Lawlor

Barbara is a reporter for The Mountain-Ear.