The state boys and girls basketball tournaments are in full swing and teams are seeded in their classification brackets and it is a single-elimination format. Seven area teams earned berths in state …
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The state boys and girls basketball tournaments are in full swing and teams are seeded in their classification brackets and it is a single-elimination format.
Seven area teams earned berths in state basketball tournaments and two, Horizon girls in 5A and Holy Family girls in 4A continue their bid for state championships each by winning their games needed for the Hawks and Tigers to become one of 16 teams remaining in their tournaments.
The Horizon girl’s 21-2 regular season record helped earn them a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the 48-team Class 5A state girl’s basketball tournament.
The Hawks took the court Feb. 23 for the second-round tournament game against 30th seed Rocky Mountain. Horizon won the game 65-43. Isabella Allen and Samantha Deem shared the scoring lead with 16 points each. Deem posted a double-double as she also hauled down 11 rebounds and was named her team’s player of the game.
Horizon’s win moved them into the Sweet 16 round of play where they will meet 19th seeded Arapahoe on Feb. 27.
Legacy was another of the area teams that qualified for the state Class 5A girls state tournament. The Lightning met Cherokee Trail in the Feb. 21 opening round game and the Legacy won the game 53-34. The team next faced Highlands Ranch in the second round Feb. 23, a game the Falcons won 68-26.
The Legacy boys team also qualified for the 5A tournament and they played their first round Class 5A state tournament game on Feb. 20 against Far Northeastern. The Warriors won the game, 64-42.
The Mountain Range boys team was seeded 30th and they won their first Class 5A tournament game against Fountain-Fort Carson 63-59 on Feb. 21. They advanced to the second round game where they played Chaparral on Feb. 24. The Wolverines won the game, 65-49.
The Mustangs girls team opened Class 5A tournament play Feb. 20 against Pine Creek. Pine Creek won the game, 47-25.
The Skyview boys team won their first round game in the Class 4A state tournament by outscoring The Classic Academy 47-42. The Gators faced Widefield in second-round play on Feb. 24. The Gladiators won the game, 64-51.
In the Class 4A girls tournament Skyview faced Standley Lake in first round play. The Gators won the game, 46-36. In second round play Standley Lake played No. 2 seeded Valor and Eagles won the game, 44-32.
Standley Lake’s boys team played Vista Peak in the first round of the 4A tournament on Feb. 21. Vista Peak won the game 67-61.
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