LOUISVILLE — The Raven, one of famed poet Edgar Allan Poe’s greatest works, symbolized the grief that one feels after a significant loss. On Wednesday night at Monarch, 18th-seeded Denver South’s boys basketball team felt the sting of such a defeat, 73-67, when it visited No. 15 Monarch during the first round of the Class 6A state tournament. Denver South’s own mascot foreshadowed its undoing at the hands of the Coyotes. Once upon a Wednesday dreary, while they pondered, weak and weary Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten season — While their offense nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping on the glass, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at their backboard. “’Tis some Coyotes,” they muttered, “tapping at my season’s closing door — Only this tournament game and nothing more.” Monarch (19-5) senior forward Van Nellessen was the harbinger of the Ravens’ end.

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