Boys’ Basketball Looks to Get Back on Track


Turner Pruitt, SPEAR Reporter

The Arapahoe boys’ basketball squad is coming off of two tough losses versus two tough opponents in Rock Canyon and Mountain Vista, who both entered the season ranked in the top 10. Despite losing in both of these match-ups, the Warriors put up a good fight and showed some promise. With a 1-2 record, the Warriors have a game against the Dakota Ridge Eagles (1-4) in which they will look to even their record out with a win.

For Arapahoe to get back on track, they will need to see continued contribution from some of their top performers so far, including seniors Kyle Lukasiewicz and Ben Timmons. Lukasiewicz has taken on a leadership role on this team and certainly is a large part of the squad. In the season opener against Rampart, Lukasiewicz had an astounding performance, as he put up 36 points in the Warriors win. In addition, varsity newcomers Drew Hayes and Denzel Valerio, both juniors, have showed lots of potential in the early going of this season. The best part: these two will only improve with more experience at the varsity level.

All of the pieces will have to fit together for the Warriors to break their two game skid, and get back in the win column. Expect big things on Saturday at 1:00 pm from the Warriors as they host Dakota Ridge at Sitting Eagle for their first home game of the year.