Roundup: Belleview Christian earn No. 3 seed

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WESTMINSTER - Belleview Christian girls swept the 1A District 8 tournament this weekend, winning all three of its games and is the No. 3 seed at the regional tournament which is played at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.

The Bruins will face the winner of No. 4 Pawnee and No. 9 Otis on Saturday.

Belleview Christian got some revenge on rival Jim Elliot Christian on March 2, beating the Warriors 43-33 in the title match.

Sydney Ahaneku led the way with 22 points, 11 boards and eight blocks, Jim Elliot beat Belleview Christian earlier this season 43-37.

Jefferson Academy gets No. 28 seed

The Jefferson Academy girls basketball team earned the No. 28 seed for the Class 3A state tournament.

The Jaguars will face fifth-seeded Moffat County on Friday in the opening round.

Jefferson Academy (10-12) won one of three games at the regional district tournament, beating Peak to Peak 42-38. The Jaguars lost 50-24 to Holy Family and 52-44 to Kent Denver.

The Jaguars’ boys basketball team put up a good fight at the Metro District tournament, but fell short of its state bid.

They opened the tourney by giving Holy Family a scare, before falling 52-50. Jefferson Academy (9-11 overall) then lost to Faith Christian 53-40 on Mar. 1 to get knocked out of the tournament.

Brody Hornaday was the Jaguars’ leading scorer this season with 18.4 points, while Bryson Sharpley also averaged 14.3 points and was Jefferson Academy’s leading rebounder with 9.5 boards a game.

Horizon, Thornton boys knocked out

Both the Horizon and Thornton boys basketball teams got knocked out in the first round of the 5A state basketball tournament.

The Hawks fell to Dakota Ridge 65-58 on Feb. 27, while the Trojans lost to Liberty 68-43.

Seniors Dustin Rivas and Dillon Harshman each scored 13 points to lead the way for Horizon (11-13). The Hawks and Eagles were tied up at 42 points going into the fourth, but Dakota Ridge outscored the Hawks 23-16 in the final quarter.

Thornton (14-10) couldn’t overcome a slow start in its playoff game, the Trojans fell behind 18-4 in the opening quarter and was playing catch up the rest of the game.

Senior Donovan Gomez-Onofre led the way for Thornton with 12 points, while sophomore Daezionte Henderson added 11.