A light but attractive Wednesday schedule for boys’ basketball teams ranked in the top 10. Many games involve league leaders battling for first place in their respective conference.
Leading the list is the top four showdown in Class 3A between Manual and Faith Christian. Both clubs are 4-0 in conference play so the winner will stand alone atop the standings at the end of the night.
A second top four clash can be found in the 4A Pikes Peak between Air Academy and Cheyenne Mountain. The Kadets and Indians sit one-two in the standings with the Kadets alone in first. 5th ranked Pueblo West sits in the same situation in the South Central as the Cyclones are 2-0 and atop the league race. Pueblo County is one of four teams one game back at 1-1.
In Class 1A, top ranked De Beque shares the Western Slope lead with 2A Plateau Valley but they face a difficult road trip to Paonia. The host Eagles sit third with just one league loss and remain very much alive for a league championship.
The full schedule for top 10 clubs is below. Final scores can be sent to Colorado Preps by text to 970.380.7737.
FINAL: #1 De Beque beat Paonia 66-36
FINAL: #2 Manual beat #4 Faith Christian 62-55
#7 Lutheran at Skyview Academy
FINAL: #1 Lewis Palmer beat #4 Cheyenne Mountain 96-61
FINAL: #5 Pueblo West beat Pueblo County 69-35
FINAL: #1 Chaparral beat Castle View 54-38
FINAL: #2 Grandview beat Cherokee Trail 58-23
FINAL: #3 Mountain Vista beat Heritage 71-49
FINAL: #10 Eaglecrest beat #4 Smoky Hill 82-80
FINAL: Mullen beat #5 Overland 71-62