Green Mountain boys basketball wins 2OT thriller over Battle Mountain

LAKEWOOD — Green Mountain and Battle Mountain boys basketball teams got some extra court time late Friday night.

The Rams and Huskies went double-overtime in the semifinal of the Paul Davis Classic at Green Mountain High School. Green Mountain eventually took a 55-50 victory.

Senior Blake Schell opened and closed the 2OT period for the Rams. Schell's layup off the opening tip of the second overtime period gave Green Mountain a 47-45 lead. His pair of free throws in the final seconds clinched the 5-point victory.

Schell finished with a game-high 13 points. Junior Austin Peterson finished with 11 points for Green Mountain.

Battle Mountain was led by senior Liam McKenny (11 points) and junior Luis Truillo (10 points). A highlight for the Huskies came from senior Dalton Patterson, who nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half. The shot came from well beyond the half-court line.

The Rams (2-0 record) face rival Evergreen (3-0) in the championship game of the annual tournament at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Green Mountain High School.

The Cougars defeated Palmer 50-42 in the other semifinal Friday night to set up the all-Jeffco championship game.