GIRLS BASKETBALL: Schedule/Results 1-23-13
Top ten action is limited to Class 5A and 3A tonight on a limited schedule across the state. Co-leaders of the 5A Centennial League Arapahoe and Grandview collide on Friday to determine the lead but both are in action tonight as well. In Class 3A, two first places are on the slate as Colorado Academy meets Peak to Peak in the Metro and Classical Academy and Manitou Springs square off in the Tri Peaks West.
Below is the schedule for games involving top ten teams and other important matchups across the state. We will post final results of all games as they’re reported. Scores can be sent in by text to either 970.380.7737 or 970.380.7738 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINAL: #1 Arapahoe beat Mullen 62-31
FINAL: #4 Grandview beat Overland 70-26
FINAL: #9 Cherry Creek beat Smoky Hill 52-31
FINAL: Rocky Mountain beat Mountain Range 57-43
FINAL: Legend beat Denver North 63-12
FINAL: Chatfield beat Columbine 56-43
FINAL: Bear Creek beat Arvada West 52-36
Through two weeks of conference play, Arapahoe and Grandview still share the conference lead with perfect 4-0 league records. The two collide in Grandview on Friday but before taking part in the top five clash, both must take care of business tonight. Arapahoe faces a Mullen team that may have played their best game of the season in a five point loss to Cherry Creek last week. They’re also coming off a 42-21 win over Eaglecrest in their last conference game but still sit below five hundred (5-8) for the season. Arapahoe beat Cherry Creek (37-35) by just two points but has rolled past their last three league opponents beating Smoky Hill, Eaglecrest and Overland by a combined 105 points and stand 13-0 on the season. Grandview features the talented senior duo of Adaeze Obinnah (12.9) and Natasha Edge (11.1). Obinnan scored a season best 21 points in a win over Mullen and is coming off a 16 point effort against Smoky Hill. Edge dropped in 20 ponits in a quality win over Sand Creek and has reached double figures in ten of 13 games thus far. Cherry Creek (3-1) sits in alone in third and needs a win to stay within range of the two leaders. Since they face Grandview and Overland next week, the Bruins need to keep winning to make those games important to their conference championship hopes.
FINAL: Peak to Peak beat #4 Colorado Academy 57-29
FINAL: #5 Classical Academy beat Manitou Springs 28-16
FINAL: #6 Holy Family beat St Mary’s Academy 46-20
FINAL: #9 Machebeuf beat Faith Christian 41-37
#10 Lamar vs James Irwin
FINAL: Kent Denver beat Manual 68-39
FINAL: Florence beat Buena Vista 43-29
A share of first place in the 3A Metro is on the line tonight as Colorado Academy visits Peak to Peak. Both are 2-0 in league play and tied with 2A #2 Lutheran (3-0) for the early conference lead. The Mustangs have beaten Jefferson Academy (40-31) and Manual (50-45) in league play and have won five straight overall since a 14 point loss to 2nd ranked Denver Science. Senior Katie Magid paces the team in both points (15.1) and rebounds (9.6). The senior has recorded six double-doubles on the season. Peak to Peak does not have much size so they may have difficulties matching up with Magid. Instead they’ll rely on their outside shooting of Katherine Kia (12.2). The sophomore has nailed 17 three pointers on the season compared to a combined six for the rest of the team. Holy Family (2-1) and Kent Denver (1-1) both sit one game off the pace. Kent Denver scored a huge win over Machebeuf (40-39) last Wednesday but then lost some of the momentum in a 49-27 loss to Lutheran two nights later. That loss ended a six game winning streak. Leading scorer Chloe Graves scored at least 20 points in four of those six wins and added 17 against Machebeuf before being limited to 11 against Lutheran. Holy Family offers up one of the top freshmen in the 3A division in point guard Katie Chavez. Asked to do most of the ball handling and also shoot from the outside often, the youngster has responded with ten points and nearly five assists per game. She’s also drilled a team best 18 three pointers with her older sister Lindsey Chavez also hitting 16 treys. Classical Academy (4-0) and Manitou Springs (5-0) battle for the top spot in the Tri Peaks West. Since they both have at least a two game edge on all other conference foes, the loser will only fall to second. The unbeaten Titans do not feature a double digit scorer and in averaging 42 points a game, they prefer a slower pace. Manitou Springs is the defending conference champion but they won just two of seven non-league games but their schedule overall has been more difficult when compared to the Titans. Senior Ali Thompson averages 14 points and six rebounds a night and has scored at least nine points in each game. Lamar (8-2) is coming off a high quality win over Trinidad last week. That win pushed the Savages into sole possession of second place in the Tri Peaks East one game back of first place and top ranked St Mary’s. Lamar visits the Pirates on Friday so they cannot afford a stumble against a James Irwin squad that has dropped four of their last five. The Savages are paced by point guard Chelsea Vallejos (9.9) but she was held to just four points against Trinidad. Junior Summer Eberhardt led the way in that win scoring 13 points which nearly doubles her season average (7.3).
FINAL: #2 Lutheran beat Jefferson Academy 58-27
FINAL: #6 Peyton beat Calhan 93-46
This is a makeup contest from an earlier postponement and the timing is very good for the Panthers. They have a showdown with 4th ranked Simla on Saturday so this gives them a mid-week game to prepare and since the visiting Bulldogs played Simla just last week, then it will also give them a barometer of how they stack up against the Cubs. Simla beat Calhan 61-19 last week ending the Bulldogs five game winning streak. Peyton has won seven in a row and blew past a good Evangelical Christian club (63-41) last week. The Panthers led that contest 24-20 at halftime but exploded for a 22-7 run in the third quarter to take control. Taylor Bond (15), Shelby Patterson (11) and Victoria Goodman (10) led the offense.