A game that can only be described in the exact words of an RJ Media broadcaster: "pure basketball magic."
KUSA – Regis Jesuit and Denver East varsity boys basketball squads put on a dazzling hoops show Tuesday night in what could very well end up being the best high school basketball game in the state this season. We’ll see.
The defending Class 5A state basketball champion Angels pushed the undefeated Raiders to the very. last. second – literally, the score was tied at 59 with twenty seconds left on the clock. And then, Regis’ Taylor Kallsen nailed the game winning buzzer beater, sending a majestic whirlwind of classic high school basketball to an abrupt 61-59 final score.
Regis remains unbeaten with a 14-0 overall record, and boasts a No. 1 Class 5A ranking in the Colorado HS Boys Basketball AP Media Poll for Jan. 20. Denver East now has a 6-7 overall record – but is still the defending state hoops champ, and is tied with Manual for the most boys basketball state titles (eleven) in Colo. Oh, and the Angels also came [this close] to beating the No. 1 team in the state.
Now, relive the magic:
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RJ Media Crew
Producer: Charles Smith
Assistant Producer: Alex Osredkur
Play-by-Play: Tyler Ballinger
Color: Ryan Maxfield
Camera: Ryan Zoelner