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Austin Conway and Overland (Aurora, Colo.) will be a team to watch over the next two years. The Trailblazers knocked off defending national champ Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) Thursday at the Great Western Shootout.

Defending Xcellent 25 national champion Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) suffered its first loss in nearly a full calendar year Thursday night at the Great Western Shootout.

Overland (Aurora, Colo.) outplayed Lone Peak to win 70-63 in the opening round matchup, ending the Utah team's 17-game overall win streak. The Knights won their sixth state title in the past nine years last winter and were crowned national champs (Montverde Academy was also recognized as a national champion among independent/academy programs – a split approach which has since been scrapped).

Lone Peak's last loss came Dec. 22, 2012 against Montverde Academy in the final of the City of Palms Classic in Florida.

Thursday in Orem, Lone Peak was finally overtaken again. Overland's young and talented trio of Jervae Robinson, De'Ron Davis and Austin Conway led the way in what could be a sign of things to come for the Denver-area program.

According to the Shootout's official Twitter account (@GWShootOut), Robinson – a 5-foot-9 sophomore guard – led the Trailblazers with 24 points. Despite foul trouble, 6-9 sophomore De'Ron Davis added 16.

Conway was also a major contributor. The 5-10 junior guard is coming off a football season where he threw for over 1,800 yards and 19 touchdowns while running for nearly 1,200 and 12 more scores.

That wasn't the only shocker in Orem on Thursday as Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) stunned defending WCAC champ Bishop O'Connell (Arlington, Va.) 64-58.