Colorado Springs Christian and Limon’s boys basketball teams are about to put their unbeaten records to the ultimate test.

The Class 3A Lions and 2A’s No. 1 Badgers have a taxing schedule this week, starting Wednesday night for CSCS. The fifth-ranked Lions host No. 2 Salida before visiting No. 1 Faith Christian on Friday, while in the 2A classification, Limon travels to No. 3 Evangelical Christian on Thursday and hosts No. 4 Simla next Tuesday.

Colorado Springs Christian (8-0, 5-0 in 4A/3A Tri-Peaks League) has only played three games this month so far, but is in the midst of a stretch where it will play four contests in five days. CSCS, Salida and The Vanguard School are currently undefeated in Tri-Peaks play, with the Coursers now ranked seventh in the Coaches Poll.

Limon, on the other hand, has been busy since winter break. After playing only two games in December, the Badgers (7-0, 2-0 in 2A/1A Union Pacific) have played five games in nine days.

In 1A, the top 10 teams didn’t see much movement. Cheraw moved up to No. 6 and Genoa-Hugo/Karval dropped to eighth after a loss to 2A’s No. 6 Merino.

Here is a quick look at the week that was, and the upcoming weeks, for the 3A, 2A and 1A classifications:

Class 3A

Colorado Springs Christian put some momentum in its corner headed into its big week. The Lions shut down St. Mary’s 63-44, with Nathan Davies coming up with a monster double-double of 14 points and 18 rebounds. Salida is also rolling though with four consecutive victories, as the Spartans moved to 8-1, 4-0 in league. Tristan Jackson is averaging a double-double of 17.6 points and 11.2 rebounds.

Faith Christian (9-0, 2-0 in 4A/3A Metro) added victories last week over a ranked foe in Platte Valley before upending Colorado Academy in league play. Carson Jasa scored 28 points and pulled down 16 rebounds in the victory over Platte Valley, and went for 17 and 17 against Colorado Academy. Master Diggins also scored 17 points against the Mustangs.

Centauri earned a huge victory last Friday, downing 4A No. 6 Pagosa Springs 43-38. The No. 4 Falcons (10-1, 4A/3A Intermountain) have won seven in a row with another 4A ranked opponent, No. 10 Alamosa, on the schedule Friday.

No. 6 Prospect Ridge Academy won its Metro League opener by holding off a determined Manual squad 66-63 behind 21 points and 12 rebounds from David Agbosse. The Miners face 4A’s No. 2 Kent Denver in another league clash Thursday.

Highland held off No. 9 Yuma 65-62 behind 21 points and 14 rebounds from Sawyer Morgan, and 21 points from Colton Steinke. The Huskies (8-2, 1-0 in Patriot) have a big league game against No. 8 Platte Valley on Tuesday.

Windsor Charter Academy cracked the top 10 after pushing its winning streak to eight games. Ball Kellen is averaging 16.1 points a game for the Firebirds, whose only loss came in the opener to Highland.

Class 2A

Limon certainly has its hands full this week with Evangelical Christian and Simla. The No. 3 Eagles (8-0, 1-0 in 2A Black Forrest) defeated Colorado Springs School and 1A Flatirons Academy – a top-five team – last week. Simla (8-2) opens Black Forrest play Thursday before visiting Limon. The Cubs have won six in a row, and Caston Cox (15.5 points) is one of three players averaging in double figures.

Crowley County (13-0, 6-0 in 3A/2A Santa Fe) won four games in the past week, including Tuesday’s 60-40 triumph over Las Animas. The Chargers had to rally to defeat No. 7 Holly last Saturday, outscoring the Wildcats by seven points in the fourth quarter. Gunner Hughes led the way with 21 points.

Merino (6-3, 1-1 in 3A/2A Lower Platte) avenged an earlier loss to Wiggins with a 57-53 victory last Friday, overcoming 24 points and 15 rebounds from Cole Kerr. The Rams followed that up with a 74-25 rout of 1A’s Genoa-Hugo/Karval.

Custer County (6-1, 1-0 in 2A/1A West Central) has won four in a row to move to No. 8 in 2A, and Plateau Valley (7-2) is now ranked No. 10.

Class 1A

Cheraw is one of the few teams yet to play a league game, but that will change Friday as the sixth-ranked Wolverines open High-Plains play against Cheyenne Wells. Cheraw (7-2) has won two in a row, but the Tigers (4-5, 0-1) are riding a three-game winning streak that includes a 71-64 overtime triumph over No. 10 Stratton.

Junior Carson Noe scored 32 points in that contest on 11-of-14 shooting, and Ty Scheler added 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Cheyenne Wells turns around and faces No. 8 Genoa-Hugo/Karval on Saturday.

Top-ranked Belleview Christian continues to roll along. The Bruins (12-0, 3-0 in 5280) picked up four more victories over the last week, including a 66-41 victory over 2A Peyton. Nathaniel Owen, who is now averaging 24.1 points a game, went for 28 points and 10 rebounds in that contest.

Denver Jewish Day posted three victories in three days as the No. 2 Tigers (7-1, 1-0 in 5280) try and keep pace with the Bruins. Andrew Zimmerman is averaging 23 points and Gavin Foonberg is at 18.1 points and just shy of 10 assists a game.

Kade Hankins scored 29 points to go with 10 rebounds as No. 7 Dove Creek (7-2, 1-0 in 2A/1A San Juan Basin) ran its winning streak to four with a 71-42 victory over Nucla.