Randall leads Raiders to rout of Central

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Feature Photo by Sebastian Wiegand: Senior Tyrei Randall Shoots a Three against Aurora Central. Randall had 23 points in the win.

By Jorion Marshall, Reporter

The Rangeview Raiders have continued their hot streak that has gone one all season and are becoming one of the dominant forces in Colorado Basketball. Coming off of a win against Vista PEAK, Rangeview was prepared to take on the Aurora Central Trojans. The Rangeview boys basketball team already defeated Central a month prior to this match-up and ended up repeating the feat.

On January 19th, Rangeview faced up against Aurora Central for the first time this season, and they came out with the victory. The Raiders were projected to come out on top against Central by double digits.

There isn’t much speculation regarding how well both of these teams have played, both holding the number one and two spots in the EMAC conference. Both Central and Rangeview are undefeated in their league, but as this league game came to pass, one school would have to take a loss.

Rangeview remained victorious after Tuesday’s matchup, and they have high expectations for themselves going forward. Starting point guard Elijah Blake stated, “The team is headed toward the same goal we started with during the first week of season ; A State Championship.”

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Junior Elijah Blake watches a free throw. Blake came off the bench to help the Raiders beat the Trojans. (Sebastian Wiegand)

The boys knocked off Central by a final score of 68-48 giving them a perfect 19-0 record and a 5-0 record in EMAC. Tyrei Randall showed out for the Raiders by pacing them with 23 points in the win.

Elijah Reed another starter shared the same mindset saying, “So far yes I’m satisfied. But we haven’t reach our primary goal with a state championship yet.” Reed had 14 points and 14 rebounds in the game.

The team plans to continue to improve, but also maintains a humble mentality while being the number one team in the state. Elijah Reed continued, “We are getting better everyday! I feel like we are the number 1 team in the state. There is a lot of tremendous talent in the state but we have proven that we are that team, and we haven’t reached our full potential yet.”

“Of course we have to take it one game at a time and first things first we have to make sure to win our league but we still remain fighting for the same goal.” Blake elaborated, “The most important thing to remember as the number one ranked team, is to not get complacent. Every game to our opponents is going to be treated like their state championship, so we can’t afford to have any slip ups. We need to treat every game serious.”

The Raiders continue to have high heads as the season comes to a close. The State playoffs are right around the corner. But first they take on Westminster High School Friday in another league contest.