DENVER — Macy Scheer was a beast on both ends of the court Wednesday night.
Six-foot Devlin Jr. wreaked defensive havoc at the top of the Jaguars’ half-court trapping defense while pouring in 18 of his game-high 20 points in the first half against Evergreen.
“That’s why I laugh a lot,” D’Evelyn’s coach Chris Olson said of Scheer’s performance. “We didn’t have a lot of length, and when we got shorter, we put more pressure all over the court. to make other teams feel uncomfortable.
D’Evelyn — No. 2 in the CHSAAANow.com Class 4A Women’s Basketball Rankings — dominated the Cougars with a 78-30 home victory in a 5A/4A Jeffco League game.
The undefeated Jaguars (12-0, 2-0 league) jumped to a 16-0 lead in the third minute of the first quarter. Schaer hit four of his 3-pointers in the first half and produced a number of Cougar turnovers.
“I like it a lot,” Scheer said, referring to the point of the Jaguar’s trap defense.
Senior Rebecca Taylor scored 10 points in the first quarter as D’Evelyn took a 24-9 lead in the first eight minutes. Taylor finished with 15 points and junior Peyton Marvel was her regular stable self with 18 points.
Marvel averaged a double-double of 17.9 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. Share is just under 17 points per game, making him the second-most scorer for the Jaguars, averaging four or more over the last three games, with him scoring 23 points and three-balls. shoots very well.
“One of the things I really love about this team is that they’re really unselfish,” Olson said. “When we play, there are very few forced shots. The ball moves and we find people open.”
D’Evelyn’s defense held Evergreen senior Jameson Mott down to 12 points. The Cougars’ top scorer surpassed his 1,000-point career last week.
“She (Mott) is a dangerous player,” Olson said of last year’s 4A Jeffco League MVP. “She is smart and cunning in her. A great player will score points and do her job.”
D’Evelyn will continue the job as he breaks his unbeaten record against Wheat Ridge (6-5, 0-2) in another home conference game on Friday night.
“We are working hard every day to be ready for our next opponent,” Scheer said. “We work hard to beat everyone we play with.”
Evergreen (2-9, 0-2) will try to grab their first league win as they travel to Bear Creek (5-6, 1-1) in Saturday’s midday game.