Standout performers south metro


Skylar Backstrom, senior, basketball, Douglas County: Backstrom is the leading scorer in the Continental League and scored 31 points in the Huskies' 66-56 win over Rock Canyon on Jan. 31.

Mary Newland, senior, basketball, Valor Christian: Newland, who scored 25 points in a win over Golden on Feb. 1, tallied 17 points in a 46-44 Jefferson County 4A victory over ninth-ranked D'Evleyn on Feb. 4. She made a basket with a minute to play against D'Evelyn that gave the Eagles a four-point advantage.

Delaney Smith,junior, swimming, Arapahoe: Smith was one of five Warriors to win individual titles at the Centennial League championships on Feb. 4. She won the 100 backstroke in 57.33 and was first in the 200 freestyle in 1:51.73.

Rebekah Sandstrom, junior, basketball, Littleton: Sandstrom recorded her eighth double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds in a 51-37 Jeffco 4A loss to Evergreen on Feb. 1. Sandstrom averages 11.7 rebounds a game to lead the league.

Ben Reinholtz, hockey, Mountain Vista: The Golden Eagles killed six Monarch power plays, including a 5-on-3 disadvantage and Reinholtz made 25 saves in a 2-0 victory over the Coyotes on Feb.4


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