There are nine days remaining in the girls basketball regular season — and before the postseason field is then announced, there will be league champs to talk about.

Perhaps the most interesting race comes from the Class 6A Centennial League, where neither Colorado Preps Coaches and Media poll’s No. 1 Cherokee Trail or No. 3 Cherry Creek has lost inside league play.

The regular season title can be decided when the two teams meet later Wednesday night.

In this week’s look-in on girls hoops, we dive into tight league races across the 6A, 5A and 4A classifications.

6A Centennial League

Going into its regular season, league-deciding showdown Wednesday, Cherry Creek (16-2, 7-0) has won 10 straight, Cherokee Trail (17-2, 6-0) nine. Both are expected to head up one of the four postseason quadrants in 6A, starting in a couple weeks.

Tianna Chambers (15.4 PPG) scored 17 in the Bruins’ 36-30 win over defending champ Grandview a week ago. Meanwhile, Damara Allen (11.7 PPG) combined for 29 points on 14-of-27 shooting in a pair of wins for the Cougars.

Cherry Creek is 30-1 against Cherokee Trail since 2009, with the Cougars’ last win in the series coming in January of 2010. The Bruins won the regular-season league title a year ago, but not the ensuing league tournament title, which Arapahoe went on to win.

6A/5A Continental League

No. 2 Legend (18-2, 7-0) and No. 7 Regis Jesuit (14-6, 7-0) are both undefeated in league play, with a meetup to potentially decide the league title coming Feb. 16.

Legend’s Katie Lewis (10.8 PPG, 5.4 RPG), who is committed to Fort Lewis, scored in double figures over the three games ahead of her team’s 40-point win over Castle View Tuesday. It included a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double against Heritage Jan. 29.

Regis’ Hanah Belibi (18.1 PPG, 8.5 RPG) recorded her sixth double-double of the season in a win over Heritage Friday.

Each team has three league games remaining. Before facing off in the regular season finale, Legend is at Highlands Ranch Friday and hosts Ponderosa Feb. 13. On the same nights, Regis is home against ThunderRidge and Castle View.


Class 5A No. 3 Mead is atop the league standings, one game ahead of 4A No. 1 Holy Family, and two games up on No. 5 Windsor.

The Mavericks, winners of 10 straight, will face each of them once again, after beating them earlier in the month.

Gianna Wurth (9.8 PPG), the lone senior on Mead’s varsity roster, committed to Coe College, has scored in double figures in three straight games. Rayleigh Hester (13.3 PPG) has put up at least 10 points in seven of her last eight games for Windsor. And Jennifer Altschuler (10.1 PPG) is coming off a 15-point performance, on 3-for-5 shooting from 3, against Centaurus Saturday.

Mead is at Holy Family Friday before hosting Windsor Feb. 14.

5A/4A Longs Peak League

The 5A defending champ, Roosevelt (17-1, 14-0) is a game up on 4A No. 3 Riverdale Ridge in the standings. The Roughriders beat the Ravens by 30 on Jan. 20, holding star sophomore Brihanna Crittendon (29.8 PPG) to 20 points on 33% shooting.

Roosevelt has won 17 straight since opening the winter with a two-point loss to 6A No. 3 Cherry Creek. The Roughriders haven’t put stats on MaxPreps since Jan. 25, but prior to it, sophomore Kyla Hollier led the team at 16.4 PPG on 49% shooting.

Riverdale Ridge has won seven straight. During the stretch, Crittendon posted a career-high 45 points against Skyline on Jan. 30.

4A Patriot League

No. 5 Resurrection Christian (15-3, 7-1) forced a tie in the league standings after beating No. 4 University (16-3, 7-1), 60-52, Thursday. Eaton (12-7, 7-2) is a game back of them.

In Rez’s win over the Bulldogs six days ago — a win that might complicate the league race— Mackenzie Flikkema (12.9 PPG) scored a season-high 23 points for the Cougars, who have now won nine straight. Addison Harding (11.9 PPG, 8.4 RPG) had 12 points and 11 boards in the loss.

Eaton, winners of four in a row, will face both teams next week. The Reds host University Feb. 13 and are on the road at RC Feb. 16.