Regular season basketball concludes today for girls basketball teams as they get in one final game before beginning the playoff push. Most conferences have declared their league champion so a good share of the games only factor into RPI but there are exceptions of course.
Maybe the feature attraction for the regular season is the DPL battle between George Washington and Denver East. Both teams are unbeaten in league play so the winner is crowned champion.
Rangeview and Vista Peak share the same scenario in the 5A East Metro. Both clubs are 7-0 in league play and they battle on the final day of the season to determine a champion. The Raiders are favored due to their 92-57 win over the Bison in non-league play to start February.
In Class 2A, Peyton also needs a win to land the Black Forest championship. They are separated by one game in the league standings but Peyton has 12 more wins overall and beat the Bulldogs easily in a non-conference matchup.
There’s also an intriguing non-league matchup between #9 Heritage Christian and Wray. The two sets of Eagles are both playing good basketball down the stretch as Heritage Christian downed Dayspring Christian to land the Mile High crown and Wray ended a tough stretch by beating Merino on Friday night.
Class 4A has a great day lined up as the crossover tournament between the Northern and Longs Peak conferences comes to a close. The three games featuring top 10 teams are all at Niwot High School today so fans there can see some of the best teams in Class 4A. Thompson Valley pairs up with Northridge for fifth place; Roosevelt and Mead clash for third while Holy Family challenges top ranked Windsor in the championship tilt.
Class 3A continues to get a big head start on the remaining divisions concerning playoff action. District tournaments there began on Thursday and three more brackets hold pigtail games today. Winners of all nine games advance to the quarterfinals of their respective tournaments early next week. Teams that come up short see an end to their season.
In Class 1A, top ranked Briggsdale can turn in a perfect 19-0 regular season by beating Hi Plains. South Baca and Cheraw get together in what could be a preview of a regional tournament game and Kit Carson-Simla look for a quality win to gain more confidence entering district tournaments.
Full schedule of games is below and Colorado Preps will update with results throughout the day. We’ll also spend the weekend gathering district tournament brackets in Classes 1A-3A and post state tournament pairings for Classes 4A-5A when they’re released by CHSAA on Sunday.
FINAL: #1 Briggsdale beat Hi Plains 67-28
FINAL: #9 Sangre De Cristo beat Antonito 53-18
FINAL: #10 Kiowa beat Byers 62-33
FINAL: #2 Sanford beat Del Norte 44-28
FINAL: #5 Soroco beat Plateau Valley 38-36
FINAL: #8 Sargent beat Custer County 49-28
FINAL: #9 Heritage Christian beat Wray 59-54
FINAL: #10 Peyton beat Calhan 68-10
FINAL: #10 Grand Valley beat Gunnison 64-32
FINAL: #1 Windsor beat #4 Holy Family 37-21
FINAL: #6 Roosevelt beat #3 Mead 54-48
FINAL: #5 George Washington beat Denver East 45-40
FINAL: Northridge beat #9 Thompson Valley 63-59
OTHER GAMES OF NOTE
1A: FINAL: Cheraw beat South Baca 36-24
1A: FINAL: Simla beat Kit Carson 44-43
2A: FINAL: Ignacio beat Dolores 54-18
5A: FINAL: Vista Peak beat Rangeview 72-61
3A DISTRICT TOURNAMENTS
Sheridan at Bruce Randolph (Frontier)
Pinnacle at Jefferson (Frontier)
FINAL: DSST-Montview beat KIPP Collegiate 39-13 (Frontier)
FINAL: St Mary’s Academy beat Manual 62-28 (Metro)
FINAL: Peak to Peak beat Faith Christian 42-35 (Metro)
FINAL: Salida beat Woodland Park 54-28 (Tri Peaks)
FINAL: Lamar beat James Irwin 57-10 (Tri Peaks)
FINAL: Manitou Springs beat La Junta 57-51 (Tri Peaks0
FINAL: Buena Vista beat Banning Lewis 50-24 (Tri Peaks)