Girls Basketball: Regis Jesuit pounds Highlands Ranch to take control of league

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Regis Jesuit junior Kelsi Lidge (25) rises for a jump shot during the second quarter of the Raiders’ 64-47 Continental League girls basketball victory over Highlands Ranch on Feb. 6, 2013, at Regis Jesuit High School. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

The Regis Jesuit girls basketball coach’s club put on a ready-for-prime time show Wednesday night, routing visiting Highlands Ranch 64-47 and taking the driver’s seat in the Continental League championship chase.

Junior Justine Hall had a game-high 21 points, junior Jordyn Molyneaux had a smooth 14, Diani Akigbogun had 12 and Kelsi Lidge 10 for the Raiders, who posted their most decisive all-time victory against the Falcons. Regis Jesuit improved to 17-1 overall and 6-0 in the Continental League.

Shelby Hickey and Kelsey Wainright had 13 points each for Highlands Ranch, which dropped to 14-4 overall and 5-1 in league play. The Falcons’ only other in-state loss came to Palmer on Dec. 5.

Reach Sports Editor Courtney Oakes at [email protected] or 303-750-7555

REGIS JESUIT 64, HIGHLANDS RANCH 47

Score by quarters:

Highlands Ranch    6  15  10  16 — 47

Regis Jesuit            21  11  10  22 — 64

HIGHLANDS RANCH (47)

Abriana Lujan 2 2-2 7, Madison Montgomery 1 0-2 2, Ciera Morgan 1 0-0 2, Shelby Hickey 4 2-2 13, Kelsey Wainright 5 3-4 13, Symone Starks 3 0-0 7, Emily Childress 1 0-0 3, Sarah Powner 0 0-0 0. Totals 17  7-10 47.

REGIS JESUIT (64)

Justine Hall 9 2-3 21, Anna Ptasinski 3 0-0 7, Diani Akigbogun 3 6-6 12, Kelsi Lidge 4 2-5 10, Jordyn Molyneaux 7 0-0 14, Neffie Lockley 0 0-0 0, Wendy Dyer 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 10-14 64.

3-point field goalsHighlands Ranch (6): Shelby Hickey 3, Emily Childress, Abriana Lujan, Symone Starks; Regis Jesuit (2): Justine Hall, Anna Ptasinski. Total fouls — Highlands Ranch 19, Regis Jesuit 11. Fouled out — Highlands Ranch: Ciera Morgan. Technical fouls — None.