Several results from Wednesday in girls’ basketball played a major role in league championship chases. We break them down and will continue to update as more results come in.
- Simla’s 60-49 win over Peyton made the Black Forest a two-team chase between the Cubs and Colorado Springs School. The Cubs remain unbeaten in conference play and they share the top spot with the Kodiaks. Peyton fell two games off the pace with tonight’s loss.
- Rye moved past Hoehne 57-30 for their 18th straight win this season. The win also kept the unbeaten Thunderbolts tied with Rocky Ford atop the Santa Fe conference. The two clubs have already locked up the top two spots ahead of their battle next week. Rye gets a strong challenge on Saturday against Simla on the road.
- Skyview Academy and Faith Christian continue to share third place in the Metro as both collected wins on Wednesday. Skyview Academy downed St Mary’s Academy 69-37 and Faith Christian downed Peak to Peak 38-21. Both teams are now 6-3 in conference and sit two games back of Jefferson Academy for second. Skyview Academy topped Faith Christian earlier this season.
- Academy kept sole possession of the Frontier lead with their easy 75-32 win over Sheridan. The Wildcats also improved to 16-0 overall with three games left in the season. They need two more wins to wrap up the league crown. They meet Jefferson and Arrupe Jesuit yet this week.
- Roaring Fork’s 54-39 win at Basalt kept the Rams tied with Cedaredge in second across the Western Slope. The Rams and Bruins are both one game back and have a loss to first-place Delta.
- St Mary’s had already clinched the Tri Peaks championship but they finished off a perfect run in the conference with their win over La Junta. The Pirates close the regular season on Saturday at Palmer Ridge (4A).
- Glenwood Springs topped Rifle 37-31 to take a commanding three game lead on the Bears atop the Western Slope. The Demons took both games from the Bears this year so they need to win just one of their four remaining league games to officially clinch the title. The first chance comes on Thursday at home against Eagle Valley.
- Canon City rolled past Mitchell 64-25 to remain atop the CS Metro by one game over Sierra. The Tigers are now 11-0 in league play with Sierra a game back at 10-1. The two leaders were slated to play last Friday but the game was moved back to the 22nd due to weather. Sierra stayed within range by beating Widefield 64-39.
- Green Mountain’s 51-34 win over Golden left the Rams two games up on Evergreen for the Jeffco title. Golden started the night three games in third place but the loss drops them into a tie with D’Evelyn for the spot.
- Skyview captured a second straight regular season Colorado 8 championship with their 66-39 win over Riverdale Ridge on Wednesday. It was the 13th straight league win for the Wolverines. Riverdale Ridge slides to third with a second league loss and will square off with Weld Central later this week for second place. The teams will compete in the league tournament starting next week where the official champion is crowned.
- Grandview and Cherry Creek easily stay 1-2 atop the Centennial as both were winners on Wednesday. The Wolves topped Eaglecrest 68-48 and the Bruins downed Arapahoe 57-30. Mullen also stayed alone in third with a win over Smoky Hill.
- Valor Christian kept the Jeffco lead and moved to 6-0 in league play with the 89-32 win over Dakota Ridge. Ralston Valley beat Lakewood 69-61 and is now alone in second. The Mustangs were tied with Lakewood and Arvada West for second but the Wildcats also lost to Chatfield 54-33. Chatfield, Lakewood and Arvada West now all share third place with two league losses apiece.