AURORA | The Regis Jesuit boys basketball team faced its stiffest test of the season thus far Thursday and escaped with a 60-59 victory over visiting Heritage.
The Class 5A fourth-ranked Raiders found themselves down early to the Eagles and faced deficits at halftime and after three quarters for the first time all season, but outscored Heritage 15-12 in the final quarter to earn the one-point win.
Senior Michael Wolf made two of his six 3-pointers in the final quarter on his way to 20 points, which was matched by senior Blakeley Stoughton for team-high honors for coach Ken Shaw’s Regis Jesuit team, which improved to 8-0 overall and it atop the Continental League standings at 6-0.
Senior Alonzo Paul added nine points as well for the Raiders, who had won their previous seven games by an average of 36 points.
Regis Jesuit has an outstanding matchup on tap for Saturday when it returns to the Guy Gibbs Gym for a matchup against Denver East (8-2).
Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports
(4) REGIS JESUIT 60, HERITAGE 59
Score by quarters:
Heritage 14 19 14 12 — 59
Regis Jesuit 16 16 13 15 — 60