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Sand Creek boys advance in 4A playoffs

Sand Creek boys defeat Denver West 67-45 at Sand Creek High School.

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark passes the ball while Denver West's Chris Anderson, left, and Jose Rodriguez defend during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark passes the ball while Denver West's Chris Anderson, left, and Jose Rodriguez defend during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Dylan Clark is fouled during the third quarter against Denver West Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark is fouled during the third quarter against Denver West Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Cody Fox shoots over the defense of Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Cody Fox shoots over the defense of Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Langston Bell goes up for a shot against Denver West during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell goes up for a shot against Denver West during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Denver West's John Portillo, left, battles Sand Creek's Cody Fox for a rebound during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Denver West's John Portillo, left, battles Sand Creek's Cody Fox for a rebound during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Langston Bell drinks some water during a timeout against Denver West in the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell drinks some water during a timeout against Denver West in the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch reacts to a Scorpion basket against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch reacts to a Scorpion basket against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Michael DeCarmo drives toward the basket against Denver West's John Portillo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Michael DeCarmo drives toward the basket against Denver West's John Portillo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Garrett Bingham scores against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Garrett Bingham scores against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Justin Tucker moves the ball down court against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Justin Tucker moves the ball down court against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Langston Bell shoot under the defense of Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell shoot under the defense of Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Dylan Clark drives toward the basket against Denver West's Chris Anderson during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark drives toward the basket against Denver West's Chris Anderson during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek leaves the court after defeating Denver West 67-45 to advance in the Colorado State 4A playoffs Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek leaves the court after defeating Denver West 67-45 to advance in the Colorado State 4A playoffs Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Dylan Clark goes up for a shot against Denver West's Jesus Martinez during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark goes up for a shot against Denver West's Jesus Martinez during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Nick Pasley goes up for a shot against Denver West during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Nick Pasley goes up for a shot against Denver West during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Jason Pasley defends against Denver West's Jason Medina during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley defends against Denver West's Jason Medina during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch watches from the sidelines against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch watches from the sidelines against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Cody Fox, right, and Nick Pasley defend against Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Cody Fox, right, and Nick Pasley defend against Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Jason Pasley blocks a shot by Denver West's Jose Rodriguez during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley blocks a shot by Denver West's Jose Rodriguez during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Dylan Clark save the ball from going out-of-bounds against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark save the ball from going out-of-bounds against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, center, battles Denver West's John Portillo, left, and Eduardo Rosales for the ball during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, center, battles Denver West's John Portillo, left, and Eduardo Rosales for the ball during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Xavier Lapioli passes to a teammate against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Xavier Lapioli passes to a teammate against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Nick Pasley steals the ball from Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Nick Pasley steals the ball from Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, left, Cody Fox and Garrett Bingham, bottom left, defend against Denver West's John Portillo during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, left, Cody Fox and Garrett Bingham, bottom left, defend against Denver West's John Portillo during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Sand Creek's Dylan Clark passes the ball while Denver West's Chris Anderson, left, and Jose Rodriguez defend during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark passes the ball while Denver West's Chris Anderson, left, and Jose Rodriguez defend during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark is fouled during the third quarter against Denver West Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark is fouled during the third quarter against Denver West Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Cody Fox shoots over the defense of Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Cody Fox shoots over the defense of Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell goes up for a shot against Denver West during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell goes up for a shot against Denver West during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Denver West's John Portillo, left, battles Sand Creek's Cody Fox for a rebound during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Denver West's John Portillo, left, battles Sand Creek's Cody Fox for a rebound during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell drinks some water during a timeout against Denver West in the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell drinks some water during a timeout against Denver West in the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch reacts to a Scorpion basket against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch reacts to a Scorpion basket against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Michael DeCarmo drives toward the basket against Denver West's John Portillo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Michael DeCarmo drives toward the basket against Denver West's John Portillo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Garrett Bingham scores against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Garrett Bingham scores against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Justin Tucker moves the ball down court against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Justin Tucker moves the ball down court against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell shoot under the defense of Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Langston Bell shoot under the defense of Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark drives toward the basket against Denver West's Chris Anderson during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark drives toward the basket against Denver West's Chris Anderson during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek leaves the court after defeating Denver West 67-45 to advance in the Colorado State 4A playoffs Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek leaves the court after defeating Denver West 67-45 to advance in the Colorado State 4A playoffs Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark goes up for a shot against Denver West's Jesus Martinez during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark goes up for a shot against Denver West's Jesus Martinez during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Nick Pasley goes up for a shot against Denver West during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Nick Pasley goes up for a shot against Denver West during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley defends against Denver West's Jason Medina during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley defends against Denver West's Jason Medina during the first quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch watches from the sidelines against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek head coach Joe Rausch watches from the sidelines against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Cody Fox, right, and Nick Pasley defend against Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School.  (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Cody Fox, right, and Nick Pasley defend against Denver West's Alpha Diallo during the second quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley blocks a shot by Denver West's Jose Rodriguez during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley blocks a shot by Denver West's Jose Rodriguez during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark save the ball from going out-of-bounds against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Dylan Clark save the ball from going out-of-bounds against Denver West during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, center, battles Denver West's John Portillo, left, and Eduardo Rosales for the ball during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, center, battles Denver West's John Portillo, left, and Eduardo Rosales for the ball during the third quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Xavier Lapioli passes to a teammate against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Xavier Lapioli passes to a teammate against Denver West during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Nick Pasley steals the ball from Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Nick Pasley steals the ball from Denver West's Eduardo Rosales during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, left, Cody Fox and Garrett Bingham, bottom left, defend against Denver West's John Portillo during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Sand Creek's Jason Pasley, left, Cody Fox and Garrett Bingham, bottom left, defend against Denver West's John Portillo during the fourth quarter Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Sand Creek High School. Sand Creek won 67-45. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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