Legend gave the nationally ranked Denver East Angels a run for their money in the first half of the Final Four match-up at the C.U. Coors Event Center March 15. The game was tied at 26 at half-time, but East came back strong in the third quarter and won the game, 58-45. East advanced to the finals where they were upset by Eaglecrest. Photos by Bethany Eveleth
28 games and 1,069 points later, the Legend Titans Boys’ basketball team can officially call it a season as they fall to the Denver East Angles on Friday night at the CU Event Center during the Colorado 5A State Playoffs.
With a packed student section behind them, Legend held Denver East to 26 points at halftime as the game was knotted up at 26-26.
However, in the second half, the Angles came out hot, outscoring Coach Boley’s squad 32-19 in the second half.
At the final buzzer, Legend’s season came to a bittersweet end, as they lost 58-45.
In the effort, the Titans struggled defensively in the second half, unable to contain Denver East’s high-octane attack, lead by four-star recruit Dominique Collier.
The junior filled the box score with 14 points, five steals, four rebounds and player-of-the-game honors.
It was only the Titans seventh loss of the season, but it will go down as the last contest of Legend’s historic 2012-2013 run.