No. 2 D’Evelyn beats Summit’s boys |

No. 2 D’Evelyn beats Summit’s boys

DEVON O'NEILsummit daily news
Summit Daily/Reid Williams Senior Kylor Dossett takes it to the hole, despite Skyline guard Jeremy Rubio's (21) best attempts to block the third-quarter baseline drive Friday at Summit High School.

GOLDEN – Apparently it takes more than just a good performance to beat the No. 2 team in the state.The Summit High School boys basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the field and outplayed the second-ranked D’Evelyn Jaguars over the final 16 minutes, but it still wasn’t enough as the 4A hosts improved to 13-3 (2-0 in the 4A Jeffco League) with a 62-50 win on Wednesday night.It was the second consecutive game the Tigers lost to a No. 2-ranked team; Kent Denver, the state’s second-ranked 3A team, edged past Summit in the final seconds on Saturday.

“There were a lot of positives in the game,” SHS coach Mike Rathgeber said of Wednesday’s contest. “We shot well, we rebounded well – but so did they.”Star guard Joel Anderson led D’Evelyn with 30 points, 26 of which came in the first half as the Jaguars built a 44-25 halftime lead. But Summit used a triangle-and-two defense to shut down Anderson and outscore its host in the second half.Garrison Green poured in 21 points to lead the Tigers for the second straight game. He scored 20 on Saturday night in Summit’s two-point loss to Kent Denver.

Seniors Mike Holloway and Kylor Dossett added 14 and eight points, respectively, to give the Tigers 43 of their 50 points from three scorers.Summit shot 24-of-47 for the game, including 18-of-28 from inside the 3-point arc.Even though SHS went home with its fourth straight loss, and second in two weeks to D’Evelyn, Wednesday’s game ended an impossible stretch against some of the state’s basketball powers. And for that reason, despite Summit’s 7-8 record (0-2 in the 4A Jeffco League), “There’s no panic,” Rathgeber said. “We know we have to go on a run now, and the teams that we’re playing are far less talented than the teams we’ve played. We have to go on a run and make the tournament, and that’s all there is to it.”

The Tigers host Jefferson on Friday night at 7 p.m.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 231, or at

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