The Arapahoe Warriors hosted an undefeated Wilcox-Hildreth for their first home game on Thursday, December 13. They then traveled to Southwest on Friday, December 14.
AHS v Wilcox-Hildreth
Arapahoe was hosting a tough Wilcox-Hildreth team for their first home game of the season. The Falcons jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter. They scored 10 points. Arapahoe could not find their offense and scored six points. The Warriors came back in the second quarter with 10 points. Wilcox-Hildreth set the pace with 11 points, holding a 21-16 lead at the half. The Falcons started scoring more in the second half. They dropped 14 points in each of the final two quarters. Arapahoe were consistent in the second half, but could not pull even with Wilcox-Hildreth. The Warriors had 10 points in the third and 11 in the fourth. The Falcons remained undefeated with a 49-37 win.
Arapahoe struggled shooting the ball against the Falcons. They were 23 percent from the floor. They did provide themselves with more possessions with 17 steals and seven offensive rebounds. Wilcox-Hildreth finished the game shooting 53 percent from the floor. They also won the rebounding battle 42-29. Arapahoe finished with six assists and gave up 17 turnovers.
AHS v Southwest
Southwest and Arapahoe meet for the second time in as many weeks. The first game was on a neutral court, but the Warriors were on the road in this contest. Southwest did not waste any time lighting up the scoreboard. The Roughriders scored 21 points in the opening quarter. They had three threes and another six points from the free throw line. Arapahoe had six points in the first. They came back in the second quarter with 11 points, but Southwest matched them.
The Roughriders had a 32-17 lead going into the break. Arapahoe came out in the third quarter with 12 points. Southwest had eight points in the quarter; holding an 11-point lead going into the fourth. Arapahoe scored nine points in the final quarter, but could not make up any ground on the Roughriders. Southwest had 11 points in the quarter and cruised to a 51-38 win.
Southwest had a slight edging shooting in the game. They shot 38 percent from the floor to Arapahoe’s 32 percent. Southwest also had the edge on the glass. They pulled down 28 rebounds. The Warriors had 24. Arapahoe had nine assists and 11 steals. They could not maintain possessions. They finished the game with 26 turnovers.