A quick rundown of the best five games in girls’ basketball for Tuesday night as we pick from all the games on tap in all classifications.


1A:  #5 Lone Star vs #8 Shining Mountain:  Lone Star is ranked #2 in RPI and Shining Mountain is #3 but both teams need a good test against a quality opponent.  The Longhorns have one win over a top 10 rival as they edged Genoa Hugo 33-32 in the season opener.  They also earned a tough win at Idalia 36-23 earlier this month.  Shining Mountain has played just one Top 10 opponent and fell to Briggsdale 54-36 but they have nice wins over 2A opponents Dawson and Union Colony Prep.

1A:  #9 Genoa Hugo vs Idalia:  The Pirates are much in the statewide rankings than Idalia but the two clubs are separated by just two spots in the RPI.  The Pirates are #19 and Idalia #21 so the game is very important to those standings and post-season bracketing.

3A:  #8 Eaton vs University:  Both teams are 2-0 in the Patriot conference and share the early lead with Liberty Common.  Both are also 9-2 overall.  Eaton has already beaten Platte Valley so another win puts them in great shape for no worse than a top two finish.  University moved past both Brush and Resurrection Christian last week and their scenario is similar.  A win should get them into the top two at the end of the conference race.

3A:  #9 Delta at Montrose:  It’s a good intra-classification matchup between two rivals separated by less than 25 miles.  Delta moved back into the 3A Top 10 this week while Montrose has a strong case to be including in the 4A poll.  The Indians are 12-2 on the season with losses to Durango and Palmer Ridge.  Delta, who has battled injuries all season, sits at 7-3 overall but the Panthers are 5-0 since Christmas.

4A:  #6 Berthoud at Windsor:  Both teams lost Tri Valley conference games to Holy Family (6-0) last week so this one could help determine second place.  Berthoud is 5-1 and alone in second place.  They lead Windsor (5-2) and Erie (4-2) by one game in the standings.  Both the Spartans and Wizards get a second crack at Holy Family later in the season.


Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

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