Rangeview junior Amya Winfrey (34) gets a hand up as Brighton’s Carly Pomrenke just gets off a shot during the first half of an EMAC girls basketball game on Feb. 6, 2021, at Rangeview High School. Winfrey and the Raiders held the Bulldogs to four points in the second half on their way to a 63-25 victory that moved them to 4-0 on the season. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | At halftime of their EMAC opener with Brighton Saturday afternoon, the Rangeview girls basketball team held just a five-point edge against Brighton and appeared in for a battle to the end.

Then came the second half, when the Raiders held the Bulldogs to just four total points — two in each of the two quarters — and rolled to a 63-25 victory.

Rangeview is off to its best start in at least 15 years at 4-0 and got there with the help of a big game from junior Ny’Era West, who finished with a season-high 22 points. Seniors Amari Bullock and Brianna Linnear added eight and six, respectively, as the Raiders beat Brighton (1-4) by the identical score as they did in the first of two meetings last season.

Rangeview stretched its winning streak to five games again Brighton dating back to a loss late in the 2017-18 regular season.

This time, the game was tied at 17-17 midway through the second quarter after the Bulldogs’ Nikki Antonopoulous made a 3-pointer. Linnear broke the tie with a jumper and junior Genesis Sweetwine and West followed with triples to give Rangeview an eight-point edge that would shrink to five at the break.

A 15-2 second quarter put the Raiders in command and the margin was 22-2 in favor of Rangeview in the final period. Brighton managed just one basket in each of the final two frames and went 0-for-7 from the free throw line to boot.

The Raiders play at Adams City (1-2, 0-1) on Feb. 10.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports

RANGEVIEW 63, BRIGHTON 25

Score by quarters:

Brighton     6  15    2    2 — 25

Rangeview  8  18  15  22 — 63

BRIGHTON (25)

Carly Pomrenke 3 0-0 8, Brooke Johnson 0 0-0 0, Liyah Bruin 2 0-0 4, Nikki Antonopoulus 3 2-2 9, Sydney Rodriguez 1 0-1 2, Kaylee Case 1 0-0 2, Ava French 0 0-2 0, Valeria Salinas-Vargas 0. Totals 10 2-9 25.

RANGEVIEW (63)

Genesis Sweetwine 2 0-0 5, Brianna Linnear 3 0-3 6, Amari Bullock 4 0-0 8, Ny’Era West 8 3-3 22, Amya Winfrey 0 1-4 1, Grace Solarin 1 0-0 2, Daijah Watkins 1 0-1 2, Rae Rae West 1 1-2 3, Dayahna McFall 2 0-2 4. Totals 27 5-15 63.

3-point field goals — Brighton (3): Carly Pomrenke 2, Nikki Antonopoulous. Rangeview (4): Ny’Era West 3, Genesis Sweetwine. Total fouls — Brighton 14, Rangeview 12. Fouled out — None. Technical fouls — None.