Grandview, Valor advance to boys basketball semifinals


Grandview will face the challenge of playing top-seeded Rangeview in the semifinals of the Class 5A boys high school basketball playoffs, while sixth-seeded Valor Christian (20-6) will play second-seeded Fairview.

The Grandview-Rangeview game is set for 7 p.m. March 13 at the Denver Coliseum to be followed at 8:30 the Valor game.

Grandview earned its ticket to the Final Four with a 48-41 win over Regis Jesuit March 7 at the Coliseum.

Cole Bott and Roger Rosengarten each had 16 points as Valor shot 59 percent from the field in a 67-56 victory over George Washington.

Fairview ended Chaparral's season with a 19-7 record as the Knights posted a 55-46 Great 8 victory.

Grandview, Valor, Chaparral and Regis Jesuit were area teams getting Sweet 16 victories on March 4.

Grandview collected a 62-29 win over Broomfield. Senior Lian Ramiro paced the Wolves with 19 points.

Valor sank 11 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off Eaglecrest, 60-52. A.J. Kula was Valor's leading scorer with 12 points.

Chaparral went into double overtime and came away with a 85-82 win over Smoky Hill, while No. 29 seed Regis, which upset No. 4 Cherry Creek in the second round, knocked off another higher seeded team with a 62-58 win over 13th-seeded Denver East.

Rangeview connected on 56 percent of its field goal attempts in a 94-73 victory over Mountain Vista. Junior Ben Bowen scored 27 points and senior Reece Kelly had 20 points in the Vista loss.

Lutheran advanced to the Class 3A Great 8, scheduled for March 12. The Lions defeated Pagosa Springs, 83-62, in a first-round game on March 6 and then topped Fort Lupton, 75-55, in a Sweet 16 contest on March 7.

Lutheran, seeded ninth, will play top-seeded Resurrection Christian in the Great 8.


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