A busy Friday night of conference action in boys’ basketball and we churn through the results to see how the impact the top of the standings.
- Top ranked DeBeque dropped a second straight league game as they fell at West Grand 43-41. The loss dropped the Dragons one game back of Vail Christian in the overall conference standings but they remain the top seed for the district tournament.
- Fleming won a tight battle with Prairie (65-60) and is now alone in second in the North Central. The Wildcats still trail Briggsdale by one game who won a non-league contest with Arickaree/Woodlin.
- Sangre De Cristo picked up a tough road win at Manzanola to remain unbeaten atop the Southern Peaks. They continue to sit alone in first.
- Vail Christian now has the Western Slope lead as they beat Paonia to take advantage of the loss by DeBeque. The Saints and Dragons were tied for the lead going into the evening but the Saints are now alone in first despite a loss to DeBeque earlier this year. Meeker took another stop to third place in the league and the #2 district seed with a road decision at Hotchkiss.
- Dolores Huerta used their 49-46 win over Peyton to take over the top spot in the Black Forest. Both teams were unbeaten in league play at tipoff.
- Highland took over top honors in the Mile High with an impressive 25-point win over Denver Christian. The teams were ranked #1 and #3 statewide and unbeaten in league play but the Huskies now control the chase. Denver Christian and Dayspring Christian battle for second next Wednesday.
- Fowler kept their perfect Santa Fe league mark intact by downing Crowley County 65-36. The Grizzlies look to finish off the unbeaten mark against Swallows Charter next Tuesday.
- Limon officially clinched the Union Pacific crown with a convincing win over Byers. The Bulldogs, who started the night tied with Burlington for second place, slipped to third with their second league loss.
- Crested Butte and Sanford kept their 1-2 positions in the Southern Peaks as both picked up wins on Friday. The Titans topped Custer County and the Indians downed Center. Crested Butte gained a one game edge overall by beating Sanford last weekend.
- Resurrection Christian hit the century mark (104) in their win over Liberty Common on Friday. The win also wrapped up the Patriot crown for the Cougars. Sterling also clinched second by beating University. The Bulldogs slid down to fourth with Eaton now alone in third.
- Faith Christian’s win over Machebeuf gave the Eagles second place to Lutheran in the Metro conference. They finish the league slate at Kent Denver next Tuesday.
- Alamosa stayed alone atop the Intermountain as they beat Pagosa Springs on the road. Centauri barley kept pace with a double-overtime win at Montezuma Cortez. The Falcons trail Alamosa by one game heading their second matchup of the season tomorrow.
- Coal Ridge and Gunnison continue to share the Western Slope lead as both collected wins. The Titans downed Aspen and the Cowboys ran past Grand Valley. Gunnison owns the tiebreaker as they beat Coal Ridge earlier this year.
- Cheyenne Mountain locked up the Pikes Peak championship with a win over Air Academy. The Indians (11-1) have a three-game lead on Lewis Palmer with just two conference games remaining. Leis Palmer tops Sand Creek and Discovery Canyon by one game in the race for second.
- Erie’s double-overtime loss to Skyline handed the Tri Valley championship to Mead. The Mavericks now have a three-game edge on Erie with just two games to play. The two meet up for a second time on Tuesday but the outcome will no longer factor into the league championship discussion. Erie’s loss also left them just one game up on Windsor and Skyline as they try to hold onto second.
- Wheat Ridge stayed one game back of Golden in the Jeffco as they moved past D’Evelyn 84-57. The Farmers go to Golden next Friday but also have a date with Evergreen two nights earlier.
- Fairview and Boulder both picked up wins on Friday to remain unbeaten and tied for the Front Range lead. Their conference matchup is set for Monday at Fairview.
- Chaparral gained sole possession of the Continental lead by beating ThunderRidge 53-40. Both teams had just one league loss going in. Mountain Vista also downed Regis 72-66 so the Golden Eagles now share second with ThunderRidge. They meet next Friday.
- Denver East remains in contention for another DPL crown. They overpowered Thomas Jefferson 86-76 on Friday and now sit tied with Northfield in first place. Both teams lead George Washington by one game. Denver East meets both Northfield and G-W in the final week. Northfield has already beaten George.
- Ralston Valley and Columbine both picked up wins on Friday so each keep a piece of the Jeffco lead. Both teams are 5-1 and will be tied with the winner between Valor Christian and Arvada West. Those two clubs played on Friday but the result is not yet reported.