Boys basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

Staff report
Posted 3/3/20

Five south metro area teams prevailed in second-round Class 5A boys playoff basketball games played on Feb. 29. Sweet 16 games were scheduled to be held March 4, with the winning teams advancing to …

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Boys basketball playoffs: How area teams fared

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Five south metro area teams prevailed in second-round Class 5A boys playoff basketball games played on Feb. 29.

Sweet 16 games were scheduled to be held March 4, with the winning teams advancing to the Great Eight on March 7 at the Denver Coliseum.

Grandview, Valor Christian, Chaparral, Smoky Hill and Regis Jesuit were the teams advancing to the Sweet 16.

Fifth-ranked Grandview raced to a 34-point halftime lead and went on to collect an 86-49 victory over Aurora Hinkley.

Amondo Miller scored 17 points to help sixth-seeded Valor Christian earn a 65-61 victory over Rocky Mountain.

Chaparral, the No. 7 seed, connected on14 3-point shots and Konnor Ruth tied a school record with seven as the Wolverines downed Douglas County, 91-64. Ruth wound up with 23 points.

Tenth-seeded Smoky Hill got past Fossil Ridge, 105-76, and Regis Jesuit, seeded 29th, pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament with a 69-65 win over No. 4 Cherry Creek.

Boulder outscored ThunderRidge, 15-9, in the fourth quarter and notched a 51-49 second-round win over the Grizzlies.

Denver East made 59 percent of its field goal attempts, used a third-quarter flurry and then held on to down Legend, 65-59. No. 3 Ralston Valley held on to its 15-point halftime advantage in a 63-52 triumph over Arapahoe in another second-round contest.

Five teams notched first-round victories on games played Feb. 26 but teams from Highlands Ranch, Heritage, Rock Canyon and Castle View saw their seasons end.

ThunderRidge had a 28-point halftime lead and a 47-point advantage after three quarters in a 71-23 victory over Arvada West. Junior Garrett Arnold and senior Tommy Crawford each had 13 points for the Grizzlies.

Blakeley Stoughton scored 29 points and Regis Jesuit held off Monarch for a 65-62 win.

A 29-point fourth quarter helped Legend earn a 77-65 win over Legacy.

Jaeton Hackley had 16 points to spark Douglas County’s 78-57 conquest of Rampart.

Senior Bryson Stephens scored 26 points while Derik Pranger and Korey Hess each had 16 points in Arapahoe’s 73-50 victory over Fort Collins.

Highlands Ranch went into overtime but lost 61-59 to Arvada West.

Fossil Ridge pulled away from Heritage in the second half in a 77-60 win over the Eagles. Rock Canyon also came up short in overtime in a 68-64 loss to Rocky Mountain.

Castle View fell behind by 35 points heading into the fourth quarter and wound up losing, 75-38, to Overland.

Littleton and Pueblo Central were tied at halftime but the Wildcats pulled out a 56-51 win over the Lions in Class 4A first-round action. Ponderosa was not able to catch up to Lewis-Palmer in a 64-52 setback.

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