HIGHLANDS RANCH — Brady Subart hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to lift No. 8 Mountain Vista boys basketball over No. 2 Regis Jesuit on Tuesday.
His mid-range shot rattled around the rim before falling in for the 57-55 win. The senior finished with a game-high 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals on senior night.
"It was a great team win and just a lot of fun to be a part of," he said after the game.
He wasn't the only senior to step up on Tuesday.
6-foot-5 senior Nick Pepper scored 14 points, and senior Cory Smith nailed two clutch fourth-quarter 3-pointers off the bench.
"They were unbelievable," Mountain Vista coach Bob Wood said of Smith's back-to-back 3s. "They were guarding our two best scorers very well. And sometimes in close games someone has to do something out of the ordinary and Cory hitting those two shots was big. I am sure they were not expecting that."
Said Smith: "I knew if I hit those threes it would pick our team up because we were only down by 2."
Ray Beresford scored 11 points for Mountain Vista and sophomore Isaac Phillips added 7.
The Golden Eagles play top-ranked ThunderRidge on Friday night. The Grizzlies also lost on Tuesday, falling to No. 10 Chaparral 66-42.
"We have great senior leadership," Wood said. "Friday night at ThunderRidge will be a big rivalry game and I am sure it will be sold out."
Regis Jesuit was led by 12 points each from Kip Boryla and Geoffrey Kelly, who also had 12 rebounds. Nolan Ebel added 11 points.
"Our league is very good," Regis coach Ken Shaw said of the Continental, arguably the toughest league in the state this season which currently has five teams ranked. "On any given night if you are not ready to play somebody can get you.
"Take your hat off to Mountain Vista. They competed very hard, and they had the lead down the stretch and dictated some things and then made the last shot of the game. It was a huge win for them."