March 09, 2017

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Four more games are on tap today in the Class 2A girls state basketball tournament.  Consolation games open the day with the state semifinals set for this evening at the Loveland Events.  Colorado Preps will provide in-game updates and final scores on all four games.

To track scores, please click here for our girls’ basketball scoreboard and game recaps are available below.



7:00pm:  #1 Yuma vs #4 Wray


​For the first time in 5 years the State Title Game will not feature the Yuma Lady Indians as they go down in defeat 46-44 at the hands of the Wray Lady Eagles. It was everything you'd expect from a state semifinal game. Both teams put on quick the show in the first half as they traded buckets in the second quarter. It was 18-13 with Yuma leading heading into the half. But it wasn't over then.

The Eagles came alive in the second half. Wray outscored Yuma 18-12 in the third quarter. Yuma still had the slim 31-30 lead heading into the final quarter. The Eagles went on a tear from the stripe line as they only made one field goal the entire fourth quarter. Wray was 11 of 16 from the stripe in the quarter. Yuma only attempted 11 free throws, they made 10. Wray ended the game 20 of 28 from the line and Yuma was 13 of 15. Leading the Eagles in scoring was Morgan Smith with 12. Cody Robinson was the high point scorer for the Indians as she poured in 25.

Wray will now play in the state championship game tomorrow evening at 7:00pm. Yuma will play for 3rd at noon. Both games are at the Budweiser Event Center.


​It wasn't easy but Paonia came out on top over Del Norte 49-48. The Eagles and Tigers traded leads all night. What else would you expect from a state semifinal? The Eagles got out to the early lead but the Tigers came back and took the lead twice in the second quarter. It was Paonia who was on top at the half 20-17.

The Eagles came out of the locker room hot  en route to a 7-0 run. But the Tigers wanted the upset and fought back to gain the lead multiple times throughout the second half. Free throws down the stretch were key as Paonia was 11 of 18 in the second half, Del Norte was 7 of 12. Leading the scoring for Paonia was Sophia Anderson with 20. Lacie Jones led the Tigers with 12.

Paonia will play in its second consecutive state title game tomorrow night at 7:00pm. Del Norte will play for 3rd place at noon. Both games are at the Budweiser Event Center.




​The Ignacio Lady Bobcats went down in defeat to the Simla Cubs by a score of 47-34. Simla got out to the early 5-0 lead but it was a 9-2 run by the Bobcats that put Ignacio back in the game. At the half it was a 3 point lead for the Cubs. We shot 30 free throws in the first half combined with 20 made. Each team had 10 makes.

The second haf belong to Simla as the Cubs went on a 9-0 run. It was basically over from there as Simla was just to much for Ignacio. We shot an additional 23 free throws, with SImla shooting 20 and Ignacio with 3. At the final buzzer it was Simla who made 19 of 34, while Ignacio was 11 of 19. Leading scorer for Simla was Jerraldawl Rector with 12 points. Makayla Howell led Ignacio with 13 points.

Simla will now play for 5th place tomorrow at 9:00am, here at the Budweiser Event Center. Ignacio finishes the season with a record of 16-8.



​The Haxtun Lady Bulldogs end the Swink Lady Lions season with a 49-36 victory. It was 10-6 after the first quarter but that was as close as it would get. Haxtun went on a 9-2 run in the second and never looked back. The Lions could only muster 2 points in the second quarter. The Bulldogs scored 14 in the second. The halftime score was 24-8 in favor of Haxtun.

The Bulldogs continued their dominance in the third quarter outscoring Swink 11-10. The entire offense for Haxtun was free throws in the fourth as they went 5 of 7. Haxtun finished 9 of 13 from the line, while Swink was 18 of 22. Leading scorer for Haxtun was Callie Dickerson with 17 points. Swink was led by Kyla O'Neal and Brianna Denton both with 8.

Haxtun moves on to play in the 5th place game tomorrow morning at 9am at the Budweiser Event Center. Swink finishes the season with a record of 20-4.


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