State playoffs: Holy Family boys, girls move on to Great 8

Legacy girls lose to Dakota Ridge

Kate Ferraro
Holy Family senior Brennon Lee is guarded by Centauri in a game in the 3A State Tournament March 8 at Holy Family High School.
Kate Ferraro
Holy Family sophomore Chris Helbig looks for someone to pass to in a game against Centauri in the 3A State Tournament March 8 at Holy Family High School.
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The No. 2 Holy Family boy’s basketball team flew through the first and Sweet 16 rounds of the 3A State Tournament. The Tigers beat No. 31 Sterling 53-24 and No. 15 Centauri 55-32.

They move on to the Great 8 against No. 7 Brush at 5:30 p.m. at the Air Force Academy. If the Tigers win, they play either No. 6 Denver Science & Tech Stapleton or No. 3 Colorado Springs Christian in the Final Four.

Holy Family beat Denver Science & Tech Stapleton earlier in the season 77-60.

The girl’s team earned the No. 1 spot in the State Tournament and beat No. 32 Estes Park 60-39 in the first round. Holy Family defeated No. 17 Cedaredge in the Sweet 16, 62-43 and will move on to the Great 8 where they will play No. 9 Eaton at 4 p.m. March 13 at Air Force Academy.

If the Tigers beat Eaton, they move on to play either No. 4 Lamar or No. 5 Peak to Peak in the semifinals, March 14. Holy Family has beat Peak to Peak twice and Eaton once this year.

The 3A State Tournament Finals are March 15 at Air Force Academy.

— No. 1 Jefferson Academy boys beat No. 32 Eagle Ridge Academy 73-23, and then was upset by No. 16 Manitou Springs 36-35. The Jaguars finished the season with a 20-4 record.

No. 22 the Academy girl’s team lost to No. 11 Bishop Machebeuf 48-27 in the first round of the State Tournament. The Wildcats finished the season 15-8. The boy’s team earned the No. 24 seed and lost to No. 9 Faith Christian 56-43. They ended their season 12-12.

No. 19 Pinnacle boys finished their season 17-6 after losing to No. 14 Grand Valley 70-53. No. 26 Pinnacle girls ended their season 13-10 after falling to No. 7 Manitou Springs 53-36 in the first round of the tournament.

— The Belleview Christian girls team earned a first-round bye in the Regionals Tournament, and then lost 50-38 to Briggsdale. The Bruins finished their season 17-6.

The Rocky Mountain Lutheran girl’s team ended their season with a 15-8 overall record after losing to Hi-Plains 57-44 in the Regionals Tournament.

— After defeating the No. 2 seed ThunderRidge 40-36 in the second round of the Class 5A State Tournament, the Lightning lost to Dakota Ridge 60-46 in the Sweet 16. Legacy also beat No. 10 Chatfield in the first round 61-58. They finished the season 11-15.