PARKER — Mountain Vista boys basketball used a huge second-half effort to upset the No. 5 Chaparral Wolverines, 70-54, on Tuesday night.
The Golden Eagles were led by senior Ray Beresford who had 23 points, 16 coming in the fourth quarter.
“We ran the floor on them, we started to pressure them and pressure them to make them tired," Beresford said. "That’s Vista basketball.”
With 3:15 to go in the game, Beresford drove the baseline and was taken to the floor by Chaparral’s Jake Lane. Beresford watched his bounce around and drop in while being fouled. He converted the and-one to push the lead to 13.
"The play hurt a bit, but as I saw the ball roll around and go in I knew that the game had changed," Beresford said.
“Our effort was great tonight,” Mountain Vista head coach Bob Wood said. “Our plan tonight was to full-court press all night and to get after them and keep the tempo of the game up. We felt they had less depth than us, and by the fourth quarter they would be the tired team. We were excited and more fresh than they were in the last minutes of the game."
Golden Eagle Brady Subart poured in 18, with a strong second and third quarter.
"It feels good to be back on track, and this was a team effort, everybody stepped up," Subart said.
"It got to the point where we were frustrated with our self," said Chaparral head coach Rob Johnson. "We weren’t finishing our shots, and lost focus. It got down to where their two best players started scoring. We feel that we are better than the last two or three weeks; we have had one good game in the last three weeks."
Chaparral was led by senior Jake Holtzman who had 24 points, with 11 points coming in the third quarter. Senior Chris Moody added 16.