Class 3A

Boys

No. 4 Highland 85, No. 20 Stargate, in Ault: Highland rode its sizzling offense to a regional title and to the Round of 8 of the 3A state tournament. The Huskies led 31-5 after one quarter and 56-24 by halftime. Highland won its eighth consecutive game and improved to 21-3 overall. Stargate ended its season at 14-9. The Huskies will face No. 21 Skyview Academy (16-8) at a to-be-announced time Thursday when the state tournament continues at the University of Denver. The Hawks advanced with a 65-54 win Saturday against No. 28 Strasburg (10-14).

No. 6 Windsor Charter 64, No. 22 Manual 48, in Berthoud: In its first year as a CHSAA-sanctioned program, Windsor Charter also has a regional title and a trip to the 3A tournament’s round of 8 to its credit. The Firebirds led just 14-13 in the first quarter before beginning to create some separation with a 15-6 run in the second to lead 29-19 at halftime. Windsor Charter improved to 20-3, ending Manual’s season at 9-15. The Firebirds will face No. 3 Centauri (20-3) in the round of 8 at a to-be-determined time Thursday at the University of Denver. The Falcons advanced with a 53-35 win Saturday against No. 14 Prospect Ridge (13-10).

DENVER, CO – MARCH 11:Platte Valley’s Andi Schissler (1) shoots as Grand Valley’s Jaycee Pittman (12) defends during the Platte Valley Broncos 3A girls basketball semifinal game against the Grand Valley Cardinals in Hamilton Gym at the University of Denver in Denver March 11, 2022. (Alex McIntyre/Greeley Tribune file photo)

Girls

No. 6 Platte Valley 60, No. 22 Woodland Park 33, in Kersey: The two-time defending 3A champion Broncos dominated their way to another regional title and a trip to the state tournament’s round of 8. Platte Valley led 21-2 after one quarter and 34-11 by halftime. Senior Andi Schissler led the way with 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting to go with six rebounds, six steals, four assists and a block. The Broncos won their 11th consecutive game and improved to 17-7. They’ll face No. 3 Colorado Springs Christian (22-2) in the next round at a to-be-announced time Thursday at the University of Denver. The Lions advanced with a 62-14 win Saturday against No. 14 Fountain Valley (18-5).

No. 7 St. Mary’s 59, No. 10 Highland 48, in Colorado Springs: Highland began with a 13-10 lead in the first quarter but couldn’t quite sustain the momentum in this regional title game. The Huskies ended their season with a 15-9 record. St. Mary’s improved to 19-5 and will face No. 2 Centauri (21-2) in the round of 8 at a to-be-determined time Thursday at the University of Denver.

2A girls

No. 13 Limon 39, No. 4 Dayspring Christian 36, in Greeley: Dayspring dropped an absolute nail-biter in a regional finals game on its home court. With the loss, the Eagles ended their season at 18-5. Limon (17-6) advanced to a 2A round of 8 game Thursday against No. 12 Heritage Christian (18-5) at the Budweiser Event Center in Loveland.

1A girls

No. 3 Briggsdale 68, No. 14 Eads 31, in Briggsdale: Perennial state title contender Briggsdale kept its championship hopes burning bright with this dominant regional title win. The Falcons led 24-5 after one quarter, extending that lead to 46-18 by halftime. With its sixth consecutive win, Briggsdale improved to 21-2. It will face No. 11 Fleming (15-7) in the round of 8 at a to-be-announced time Thursday at the University of Northern Colorado’s Bank of Colorado Arena. The Wildcats advanced with a 44-36 win Saturday against No. 6 Kiowa (19-4). Fleming went 0-2 against Briggsdale during the regular season.

Bobby Fernandez covers high school sports for the Greeley Tribune. Reach him at (970) 392-4478, by email at bfernandez@greeleytribune.com or on Twitter @BobbyDFernandez.


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