Kit Carson topped Fleming earlier this season but the rematch on Saturday will decide the 1A girls’ state basketball championship. The two sets of Wildcats are the third game of the day with third and fifth place trophies also awarded on Saturday.
To track scores, please click here for our girls’ basketball scoreboard and game recaps are available below.
4:00pm: #1 Kit Carson vs #3 Fleming
KIT CARSON CLAIMS FIRST STATE BASKETBALL TITLE
Kit Carson claims their first girls basketball state tite with a 55-35 victory over Fleming. From the beginning Kit Carson was in control. The Wildcats got out early and didnt look back. After one quarter it was 16-7 in favor of Kit Carson. It seemed like everything that Kit was shooting just happened to be going in. At the half it was 30-18, and the Wildcats went into cruise control.In the first half Fleming was 3 of 6 from the charity stripe. Kit Carson was 2 of 4.
The second half saw both teams trade baskets the first half of the third quarter. Kit Carson then caught fire and was running up and down the court. Fleming could not buy a basker in the second half At the end of the game Fleming was 8 of 12 from the line. Kit Carson was 6 of 10. Leading Kit Carson was Tess Hornung with 15. Jenna Lengfelder & Sandra Lockard led Fleming with 7 a piece.
Kit Carson finishes the season 25-0. Fleming finishes 24-2.
SOUTH BACA CLAIMS THIRD WITH 51-45 VICTORY OVER HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
In the closing minutes, two freshmen played like veterans for South Baca. Alison Wilson and Delaney Eskew combined to score a dozen points in the fourth quarter for the Patriots, with both going 3-3 from the foul line, as South Baca defeated Heritage Christian 51-45 to take third place. Those two young ladies finished with seven points each, but the Patriots were led in scoring by Bree-ann Carwin (17) and Frankie Ormiston (11). Sarah McGinley was the only Eagle in double figures with 18.
Heritage Christian will lose five seniors off of this year's 23-3 team, including McGinley. South Baca, who loses four seniors, finished 21-4.
BRIGGSDALE BEATS EADS 54-44 FOR CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP
Heading into the fourth quarter tied at 34, Briggsdale outscored Eads 20-10 to claim the consolation title, 54-44. After missed free throws in the quarterfinal sent the Falcons into the consolation bracket, Briggsdale converted 10 out of 13 from the line in the final frame to secure the victory. Three Falcons finished with at least 10 points, led by Jodel Erickson with 15. Skyla Miller and Ailaina Suppes each added 10. Ashley Rueb and Nikki Anderson contributed nine and eight points, respectively for Briggsdale. Miranda Mitchek matched Erickson with 15 points for Eads. Kaylee Wilson chipped in 11, while Mariah Smith and Brenna Rouse gave the Eagles nine and seven points.
Briggsdale follows up last year's state runner-up finish with the consolation championship and will lose one senior to graduation, Leilah Johnson. The Falcons were 20-5 this season. Eads will return the complete roster next season after finishing 18-10 this year.