Gabriel Christus
Evergreen’s Brady Bokelman passes the ball against Standley Lake on Feb. 20. The Cougars won 54-50.
Cougars seal playoff ticket

WESTMINSTER — It was the kind of atmosphere that Evergreen head boys basketball coach Scott Haebe said that his team can learn to respond from. It was a playoff-like atmosphere Feb. 20 at Standley Lake.

And maybe it was a playoff game for the Cougars. Finishing no higher than third in their division of the 4A Jeffco League, which included the conference’s top two teams — Golden and Valor Christian — every win down the stretch was much-needed.