SENIOR GAME

ROSTERS

 

SENIORS BLACK       SENIORS WHITE    
1 Christian Lewis 6'4" Denver Street School   1 Brian Hunt 6'1" Green Mountain
2 Bryce Velazquez 5'10" Doherty   2 David Arnold 6'2" ThunderRidge
3 Eric Swift 6'3" Denver Street School   3 Beau Gamble 6'0" Fairview
4 Logan Deputy 6'0" Calhan   4 Alex Miller 6'1" Golden
5 Robbie Belveal 6'0" Cheyenne Mountain   5 Travis Shepherd 6'5" Fairview
6 Marquis Burleson 6'2" Sierra   6 Thomas Bropleh 6'5" George Washington
7 Brett Green 6'4" Peyton   7 James Klemm 6'3" Heritage
10 Johnathan Morse 6'7" Fairview   9 Tony Adams 6'4" George Washington
11 Kilen Venable 6'2" Aurora Central   10 Clay Boatwright 6'10" Ponderosa
COACH Brian Green   Peyton   COACH Michael Rogers   George Washington

 

GAME SUMMARY

 

The Senior Game was a back and forth, high scoring affair with very little defense played. The game started out fairly even with both teams trading baskets throughout the first half. The Fairview trio of Travis Shepherd, Jonathan Morse and Beau Gamble each took turns scoring for their teams and Bryse Velasquez was distributing the ball all over the court. The second half saw the White team take a commanding lead behind Shepherd and Thomas Bropleh. The Black squad made it a game and got within ten midway through the fourth quarter but their effort wasn’t enough and the White squad pulled away with a 138-123 victory. Their 138 points shattered the previous RMFS team scoring record of 125.

 

Thomas Bropleh (6’5” SF George Washington) and Travis Shepherd (6’5” SG Fairview) were named Co-Most Outstanding Players of the game. Bropleh set an RMFS scoring record with 35 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Shepherd finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists while shooting 14-20 from the field. He also made his first ten two-point field goal attempts. Jonathan Morse (6’7” P Fairview) and Bryse Velasquez (5’10” PG Doherty) also made strong efforts to be named MOP. Morse finished with 30 points and 11 rebounds and Velasquez finished with 17 points and an RMFS record 12 assists, to go along with 4 steals.

 

TOP PERFORMERS

 

Thomas Bropleh (6’5” SF George Washington) continued his momentum from a strong summer in the event. He was named Co-MOP of the game and finished with an RMFS record 35 points to go along with 12 rebounds. He displayed a nice mix of offensive skills while finishing well at the rim and hitting jump shots from various ranges, including five three pointers. He does a great job of changing speeds with the ball and is a very crafty scorer.

 

Travis Shepherd (6’5” SG Fairview) made a great showing in the event and was named Co-MOP of the game while finishing with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. He also shot a very efficient 14-20 from the field while making his first ten two-point attempts. Shepherd is one of the best shooters in the state from any range. He has a wonderful ability to hit floaters, knock down threes and get to the rim. He also has very good length for his position.

 

Jonathan Morse (6’7” P Fairview) has developed into one of the elite post players in the state over the past eighteen months. He has a wonderful ability to score around the rim and finishes very well. His fundamentals and footwork are phenomenal and he has a huge frame that takes up space. He also has a nice mid range jumper. He finished the game with a very impressive 30 points and 11 rebounds while tying an RMFS record with 14 field goals.

 

Bryse Velasquez (5’10” PG Doherty) has always been one of the elite players in his class and looked very good in the event. He ran his team very well and finished with 17 points and an RMFS record 12 assists to go along with 4 steals. He is a very sturdy point guard who handles the ball very well and has a very nice jump shot. He has crafty moves to the rim and creates opportunities for his teammates to score.

 

Beau Gamble (6’0” PG Fairview) also continued his momentum from a strong summer with a nice showing in the event. He finished the game with 18 points and 8 assists while making five three pointers. He is a very solid on ball defender who makes good decisions with the ball in his hands and always seems to find the open man. He also attacks the rim and shoots the ball very well, especially from beyond the stripe.

 

David Arnold (6’2” SG ThunderRidge) shot the ball well in the event, finishing with 17 points with five three pointers. He has always been one of the top players in this class and is poised to have a huge senior year. He has a very solid frame, nice mechanics on his shot and handles the ball well enough to play either guard position.

 

Marquis Burleson (6’2” SF Sierra) came on strong in the second half and hit some big shots to finish with 21 points and four three pointers. He is a very versatile player who can defend four positions well. He should be one of the top players in the Colorado Springs Metro 4A league after transferring for his senior season.

 

Christian Lewis (6’4” SF Denver Street School) is a nice looking transfer from Virginia with a ton of upside. He is very athletic and able to play multiple positions on both ends of the floor. He finished with a solid 14 points in the game and scored the majority of his points off nice moves to the rim.

 

Eric Swift (6’3” CG Denver Street School) had a huge summer and continues to improve. He finished the game with 11 points and 4 assists and defended the opposing guards well, which didn’t happen much in this particular game. Swift is very athletic and able to play both guard positions and has a knack for scoring around the rim.

 

BOX SCORE

 

TEAM 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
SENIORS BLACK 29 24 32 36 121
SENIORS WHITE 33 23 44 36 136

 

SENIORS BLACK                    
# NAME FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM PTS REB ASS BL ST
10 Johnathan Morse 14 21 2 4 0 30 11 2 2 0
6 Marquis Burleson 8 14 1 3 4 21 3 0 0 1
2 Bryce Velazquez 7 12 1 2 2 17 4 12 0 4
1 Christian Lewis 6 15 2 3 0 14 1 0 0 1
3 Eric Swift 4 17 2 2 1 11 4 4 0 2
7 Brett Green 3 7 0 0 2 8 7 0 0 2
11 Kilen Venable 4 11 0 1 0 8 9 0 0 0
4 Logan Deputy 3 8 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 1
5 Robbie Belveal 3 8 0 0 0 6 3 2 0 1
  TEAM 52 113 8 15 9 121 44 21 2 12

 

SENIORS WHITE                    
# NAME FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM PTS REB ASS BL ST
6 Thomas Bropleh 12 22 6 9 5 35 12 2 0 0
5 Travis Shepherd 14 20 3 3 1 32 10 5 0 0
3 Beau Gamble 6 15 1 1 5 18 3 8 0 3
2 David Arnold 6 11 0 0 5 17 2 2 0 1
7 James Klemm 6 11 0 2 4 16 7 3 0 0
10 Clay Boatwright 3 9 0 0 0 6 10 1 0 2
1 Brian Hunt 2 10 1 2 0 5 3 3 0 2
4 Alex Miller 2 4 0 0 0 4 3 3 0 3
9 Tony Adams 1 4 0 0 1 3 5 2 0 0
  TEAM 52 106 11 17 21 136 55 29 0 11

 

 

 

CO-MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYERS

Thomas Bropleh (L) and Travis Shepherd (R)