Boys Basketball: Regis Jesuit’s depth spurs second half breakaway from Overland

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AURORA | The Regis Jesuit boys basketball team might be as deep as its ever been and that was on full display Tuesday night.

Ten players saw the floor for coach Ken Shaw’s Raiders and they all contributed to an uneven, but overall impressive 61-45 victory at Overland in a game between Class 5A Aurora powers.

Regis Jesuit's Kip Boryla, right, cuts off Overland's Reggie Gibson during the Raiders' 61-45 non-league boys basketball win on Dec. 2, 2014, at Overland High School. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
Regis Jesuit’s Kip Boryla, right, cuts off Overland’s Reggie Gibson during the Raiders’ 61-45 non-league boys basketball win on Dec. 2, 2014, at Overland High School. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

Seniors Taylor Kallsen and Kip Boryla scored 15 points apiece and Elijah Sanford added nine in a balanced effort for Regis Jesuit, which outscored cold-shooting Overland 33-16 in the second half to win going away.

On the other side, the Trailblazers struggled to get anything going outside of junior De’Ron Davis. The 6-foot-9 center scored 15 points in the first half to send Overland into the lockerroom with a one-point lead at halftime and added seven more for a game-high 22 before fouling out midway through the fourth quarter.

No other Trailblazer reached double figures, as junior Reggie Gibson finished with six points, while University of Wyoming signee Austin Conway managed just four, which included an uncontested layup at the buzzer.

Note: Earlier in the day, Shaw was named one of the five members of the Colorado High School Coaches Association’s 2015 Hall of Fame induction class. The win against Overland pushed his career win total to 670 — third-best all-time in Colorado — in his 40th season as a head coach.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasorts. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel

REGIS JESUIT 61, OVERLAND 45

Score by quarters:

Regis Jesuit  13  15  15  18 — 61

Overland       10  19   7    9 — 45

REGIS JESUIT (61)

Taylor Kallsen 6 0-2 15, Nolan Ebel 1 0-0 3, Geoff Kelly 3 1-2 7, Bryan Staerkel 2 0-0 4, Kip Boryla 3 8-10 15, Elijah Sanford 3 3-5 9, Mark Reininger 0 2-2 2, Tony Caseria 2 0-0 6, Vaughn Samson 0 0-0 0, Colton Ksiazek 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 14-21 61.

OVERLAND (45)

Reggie Gibson 1 3-4 6, Austin Conway 2 0-2 4, De’Ron Davis 8 5-10 22, Ryan Swan 1 0-0 3, King Grant-Perry 0 0-2 0, Padiet Wang 1 2-2 4, Alijah Halliburton 0 1-2 1, Brent Halliburton 1 2-2 4, Asad Youself 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 13-24 45.

3-point field goals — Regis Jesuit (7): Taylor Kallsen 3, Tony Caseria 2, Kip Boryla, Nolan Ebel; Overland (3): De’Ron Davis, Reggie Gibson, Ryan Swan. Total fouls — Regis Jesuit 19, Overland 23. Fouled out — Overland: Davis, King Grant-Perry, Alijah Halliburton. Technical fouls — None.