AURORA — Cherokee Trail handed No. 5-ranked Denver East boys basketball its first in-state loss since the 2013 Class 5A championship game with a 67-54 victory on Tuesday.
Denver East had won 21-consecutive in-state games until the loss.
David Thornton had 19 points and five rebounds to lead Cherokee Trail, Ronnie Barfield had 14 and five, and Drequez Harvey added 10 points. Jaizec Lottie had nine points and eight assists.
Brian Carey poured in 37 points in the losing effort for Denver East. He also had six steals.