Lewis-Palmer’s Matthew Ragsdale, the junior responsible for the “shot heard around Monument,” had 38 points and was awarded the game’s MVP, Harrison’s Donta Dawson added 16, and the White Team beat the Blue Team 110-107 on Saturday at Metro State.
Doherty’s Alijah Bates had 12 points and Vanguard’s Seth Fuqua added nine for the victors, which had four of its seven players from Colorado Springs. Fountain-Fort Carson’s Keyshawn Maltbia had 16 points for the Blue Team.
The White Team squandered a big lead before Ragsdale came to the rescue with eight of his team’s final 12 points. Fuqua found the Lewis-Palmer junior on the breakaway as Ragsdale threw down a two-handed dunk to put his team back in control in the final minute.
The late-game theatrics was nothing new for Ragsdale, who topped the Gazette’s Plays of the Winter with a buzzer beater over Widefield in the 4A quarterfinals. Lewis-Palmer eventually fell in the finals to Longmont, 62-59.
“It was fun being able to play with really good talent,” Ragsdale said. “I was just running the floor, that’s what I’ve been taught. If you run the floor you get open looks.”
“The Show” will continue Saturday with six games scheduled.