Some quick notes on results from Tuesday and how they changed up league races across the various classifications. We’ll continue to update as results are reported.
Front Range: Five teams entered the night tied for the conference lead as Boulder, Broomfield, Fairview, Greeley West and Poudre had yet to experience a league loss. Poudre fell off the pace with a loss to Fairview (79-53) but the other four teams were winners. At least one more league leader will drop off on Friday when Boulder and Broomfield get together.
CS Metro: It was a narrow win but the 58-54 decision for Fountain Fort Carson over Coronado kept the Trojans alone in first place at 4-0.
East Metro: Five teams began action without a conference loss but one team lost a share of the top spot as Gateway topped Prairie View in overtime. The result left the Olympians tied with Rangeview, Vista Peak and Brighton in first place. Rangeview moved to 3-0 by beating Westminster and Vista Peak collected a second straight league win by besting Aurora Central. Brighton had the evening off.
Northern: Longmont takes sole possession of first place with a 62-53 win over Centaurus. Both teams were ranked in the top 10 going in and unbeaten in conference play. With the win, the Trojans are the lone remaining team without a league loss.
CS Metro: Harrison moved their league record to 6-0 with a narrow 55-53 win over Classical Academy. The Panthers are now alone atop the standings as Widefield upset Sierra 58-51. The two results leave Harrison up by one game on Sierra and by two over Classical Academy. Harrison and Sierra meet on Saturday.
South Central: Pre-season favorite Pueblo West used plenty of offense in a 73-63 win over Pueblo East. It was the conference opener for both clubs. The Cyclones were joined in the winner’s circle by Pueblo South and Pueblo Central who posted 20-point wins over County and Centennial respectively.
Western Slope: Battle Mountain came up short to Palisade (65-58) and suffered their first league loss. The decision knocks the Huskies out of a first place tie with Glenwood Springs and Steamboat Springs. Glenwood Springs stayed perfect inside league play with a 63-59 win over Eagle Valley.
Tri Valley: Holy Family beat Berthoud 68-44 and Mead won at Fort Morgan 67-54 so the Tigers and Mavericks continue to share the top spot with identical 5-0 records. They meet next Tuesday to close out the first half of the league schedule.
Metro: Big night for both Manual and Faith Christian as they scored important wins inside the conference to remain tied for the league lead. Manual blew past Kent Denver 78-41 as they raced up a third consecutive win over a quality opponent. The Thunderbolts rolled Colorado Academy and Jefferson Academy last week. Faith Christian had a much more difficult time but still managed a 48-47 win over Lutheran. The results leave Manual and Faith Christian as the last two league unbeatens.
Patriot: Sterling worked overtime on the road but their win in Loveland over Resurrection Christian keeps them unbeaten in league play and tied for the top spot with Strasburg and Frontier Academy. Strasburg picked up a quality win over Platte Valley while Frontier Academy moved past Estes Park. Sterling faces Eaton on Friday; Frontier Academy tangles with Platte Valley and Strasburg meets University on the road Thursday.