Friday, Feb. 5
Severance 72, Fort Morgan 65, in Fort Morgan: After dropping its first game of the season a couple weeks ago, Severance has now won three consecutive game to improve to 3-1 overall, 1-0 in Class 4A Longs Peak Conference play. The Silver Knights outscored Fort Morgan by modest margins in the first three quarters to lead 53-44 heading into the fourth. Junior Carson Fagan led Severance with 19 points. Sophomore Ty Adam added 16 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks.
Roosevelt 56, Niwot 39, in Niwot: Roosevelt bounced back nicely from its first loss of the season three days earlier, improving to 3-1 overall, 1-0 in 4A Longs Peak Conference play. The Rough Riders outscored the Cougars in all but one quarter. Junior Andrew O’Brien and senior Garrett Peterson led a balanced offensive effort with 14 points apiece. O’Brien added seven rebounds, and Peterson contributed seven steals.
Briggsdale 64, Peetz 43, in Peetz: With four players scoring 13 or more points, Briggsdale improved to 3-1 overall, 1-0 in 1A North Central Conference play. Junior Malik Carlson led the way for the Falcons with 17 points and three steals. Junior Bradon Krise added 15 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and seven steals.
Prairie 65, North Park 38, in New Raymer: Prairie’s offense was clicking, especially in the first half, as the Mustangs took a 17-5 lead after one quarter and a 38-15 lead at halftime. This was the first half of a back-to-back for Prairie.
Thompson Valley 75, Northridge 33, in Loveland: Northridge fell to 0-4 overall, 0-1 in 4A Longs Peak Conference play. Thompson Valley led 24-8 after one quarter. Sophomore Jackson Jenkins was the Grizzlies’ lone double-digit scorer, pouring in 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting.
Roosevelt 73, Niwot 18, in Niwot: Another day, another dominant win for Roosevelt, which improved to 4-0 overall, 3-0 in 4A Longs Peak play. The Rough Riders led 28-4 after the first quarter and 47-8 at halftime. Senior Skylar Keller led Roosevelt with 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Junior Mackenzie Sailors added 11 points, nine steals, five assists and seven rebounds. The Rough Riders are outscoring opponents 70-25 points per game.
Severance 73, Fort Morgan 44, in Fort Morgan: Like their boys counterparts, the Severance girls have also won three consecutive games, improving to 3-1 overall, 1-0 in 4A Longs Peak play. Juniors Natalia Puchino, Anastasia Zelenko and Tyne Killip had 19, 16 and 13 points, respectively. Killip added 12 rebounds, while Zelenko chipped in 10 rebounds and five assists. Puchino had eight assists and four steals.
Northridge 61, Thompson Valley 46, in Greeley: Northridge stayed red hot, improving to 4-0 overall, 2-0 in 4A Longs Peak play. After a back-and-forth first half, Thompson Valley led 21-18 at halftime. The Grizzlies responded out of the half, outscoring the Eagles 43-25 the rest of the way. Sophomore Karly Beck and junior Seneya Martinez scored 15 and 14, respectively, for Northridge. Beck also grabbed 15 boards and swiped four steals.
Briggsdale 70, Peetz 7, in Peetz: Briggsdale stayed perfect on the season (4-0 overall, 1-0 in North Central play), as sophomore Mandy Metzger and freshman Jenna Frise scored 14 and 10 points, respectively. Nine players scored for the Falcons, who jumped out to a 28-2 first-quarter lead and a 36-2 lead by halftime.
Eaton 57, Resurrection Christian 47, in Loveland: Eaton picked up a quality league win, improving to 4-0 overall, 3-0 in 3A Patriot League play. The game was tied at 23 at halftime before the Reds outscored the Cougars 34-24 in the second half. Senior Catelyn Adams and junior Ahana Leffler scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for Eaton. Junior Jiselle Chumacero added eight points and 16 rebounds for the Reds.
North Park 43, Prairie 22, in New Raymer: Playing in the first half of a back-to-back, Prairie struggled on offense, shooting just 12% from the field and committing 36 turnovers. Despite the loss, junior Bobbie Schriener had a solid outing, recording nine points, 14 rebounds and five steals.
Eaton 60, Brush 18, in Eaton: Eaton won eight of 11 contested matches against another historic Patriot League power. Kris Sabatino (132 pounds), Ryan Dirksen (152) and heavyweight Tanner True were just three of many impressive performances for the Reds. They each secured technical falls. In fact, all by one of Eaton’s wins were by pin or technical fall.
Platte Valley 84, Holyoke 0; Platte Valley 60, University 15, in Kersey: Platte Valley dominated a pair of duals, winning all four contested matches against Holyoke and five of eight contested matches against University. Broncos 182-pounder Jed Sidwell earned two pins, by a combined 23 seconds.
University 48, Holyoke 12, in Kersey: University went 1-1 on the day, evening out the loss against Platte Valley by winning two of three contested matches against Holyoke. The Dragons forfeit six matches.
Platte Valley 24, Mead 18, in Kersey: The Broncos won a pair of contested matches. Kate Hinijosa (127 pounds) and Navea Garcia (185) each recorded pins for Platte Valley.
Saturday, Feb. 6
Windsor 71, Greeley West 41, in Windsor: Windsor’s offense continued to sizzle. The Wizards led 19-9 after one quarter and 35-20 after two. Windsor improved its record to 3-0 overall, 1-0 in 5A/4A Northern Conference play. The Wizards have scored at least 71 points in every game. Greeley West fell to 2-2, 0-1.
Union Colony 59, Loveland Classical 55, in Loveland: Union Colony earned its first win of the season, improving to 1-2 with this nonleague victory. In this seesaw game, the Timberwolves led 23-13 after one quarter, trailed 33-29 at halftime and 48-43 after three, before outscoring the Lions 16-7 in the fourth quarter.
Mead 57, Greeley Central 48, in Mead: After winning two consecutive games, Greeley Central fell behind big in its 5A/4A Northern Conference opener. Mead led 22-11 after one quarter and 46-25 through three quarters, negating a 23-11 fourth-quarter run by the Wildcats. Junior Isaiah Flores and senior Arturo Guzman scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Central. The Wildcats fell to 2-2 overall.
Eagle Ridge Academy 73, Valley 44, in Brighton: Sophomore Cooper Foster scored 13 points for Valley, but it wasn’t enough, as the Vikings fell to 0-4 with this nonleague loss. Eagle Ridge led 21-10 after one quarter, and Valley could never make a dent on the early deficit.
Clear Creek 60, Dayspring Christian 58, in Greeley: These two teams went back-and-forth throughout, with the Eagles coming up just short. Dayspring fell to 1-3 overall and in 3A/2A/1A Mile High League play.
Haxtun 63, Prairie 53, in Haxtun: Prairie was unable to extend its two-game win streak, falling behind big in the first quarter and never completely recovering. Haxtun lead 23-14 after one quarter. Despite the loss, junior David Speicher scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting, to go with 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals for the Mustangs (2-3).
Windsor 93, Greeley West 29, in Windsor: Windsor continued to put up some of the best offensive numbers in the state, regardless of classification. The Wizards led 45-17 at halftime. Junior Olivia Reed and senior Kylie Sanger scored 26 and 22 points, respectively, for Windsor. Reed added nine rebounds. Senior Nevaeh Sepeda scored a team-high 13 points for West. The Wizards improved to 4-0 overall, 1-0 in 5A/4A Northern Conference play, while the Spartans fell to 0-4, 0-1.
Valley 39, Eagle Ridge Academy 22, in Gilcrest: Valley ran its record to 3-1 with this nonleague win. Senior Makayla Kissler and junior Hallee Sherman scored 12 points apiece for the Vikings. Valley outscored the Warriors in every quarter and held them to single-digit scoring in each quarter.
University 43, Sterling 23, in Sterling: University shook off a three-game losing streak, improving to 2-3 overall, 1-1 in 3A Patriot League play. The Bulldogs held the Tigers to four or fewer points in all but the third quarter. Senior Kylie Kravig led University offensively with 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting, to go with five assists and seven steals.
Dayspring Christian 53, Clear Creek 14, in Greeley: Dayspring won its third consecutive game, improving to 4-0 in 3A/2A/1A Mile High League play, 4-1 overall. The Eagles jumped on the Golddiggers early, leading 21-6 after one quarter and 35-10 at halftime. Sophomore Aliya McClanahan and junior Corrin Sides scored 14 and 13, respectively, for Dayspring. They also grabbled nine and eight rebounds, respectively.
Union Colony 59, Loveland Classical 13, in Loveland: Union Colony led wire-to-wire to pick up its first win of the season (1-2). Defense was the name of the game, as the Timberwolves led 14-1 after one quarter, holding the Lions to four or fewer points in each quarter. Junior Kamryn Arnold had another spectacular outing for Union Colony, recording 27 points, 13 rebounds and five steals. Sophomore Mariah Glasper had a near-triple-double with nine points, 14 rebounds and 11 steals.
Mead 52, Greeley Central 51, in Mead: Greeley Central’s first win of the season escaped it by the slimmest of margins. The Wildcats fell to 0-4 overall, 0-1 in 5A/4A Northern Conference play. This was Central’s first game this season decided by single digits.
Brush 56, Weld Central 39, in Brush: Weld Central saw its three-game win streak come to an end in a nonleague game against a strong Brush squad. The Rebels led 25-23 at halftime before being outscored 33-14 in the second half. Despite the loss, Weld Central senior Kaydee Sims continued to put up eye-popping statistics. She had 22 points, 14 rebounds and six steals. Her talented senior teammate Sydnie Pevler added 11 points, 14 rebounds and five steals.
Haxtun 58, Prairie 21, in Haxtun: Prairie dropped the second half of a back-to-back, falling to 1-4 overall, 1-1 in 1A North Central play. Haxtun led 30-4 after one quarter, 42-13 at halftime. Sophomore Alliyah Nelson and junior Bobbie Schriener scored eight points apiece for the Mustangs.
Windsor 72, Longmont 12; Windsor 45, Riverdale Ridge 21, in Windsor: Windsor controlled a pair of duals, as 195-pounder Aiden Ray picked up a pair of pins, each in under a minute. Against Riverdale Ridge, the Wizards prevailed by winning six of 10 contested matches.
Roosevelt 60, Loveland 15, in Johnstown: Roosevelt continued its strong start to the season, winning seven of 10 contested matches. At 145 pounds, Clayton Robinson secured the closest win of the dual, topping Loveland’s Isaac Padgett, 7-5.
Eaton 54, University 21; Eaton 45, Wray 32; Eaton 45, Poudre 36, at University: Eaton picked up a trio of quality wins, as 182-pounder Morgan Tribbett earned a trio of pins. One of his pins came in the final moments, as he put away Wray’s Jake Johnson in 5:44. Heavyweight Tanner True made much quicker work of his three opponents, earning pins in 32 seconds, 44 seconds and 3:13. At 126 pounds, Alex Castaneda also picked up three pins.
Poudre 65, University 16; Wray 60, University 10, at University: In addition to the loss against Eaton, University dropped two other matches Saturday. At 138 pounds, Paxton Daggett excelled for the Bulldogs, picking up three wins in contested matches: two pins and a major decision.
Platte Valley 72, Resurrection Christian 10; Platte Valley 58, Sterling 23; Platte Valley 38, Valley 34, in Kersey: Platte Valley picked up a pair of impressive dual wins, including a tight victory against Valley, the defending 3A co-champion (along with Eaton). Against the Vikings, the Broncos won five of 12 contested matches but also benefit from two Valley forfeits. At 182 pounds, Jed Sidwell earned Platte Valley’s quickest win of the dual, pinning Ty Fix-Roc in 31 seconds.
Valley 45, Sterling 15; Valley 62, Resurrection Christian 12, in Kersey: Despite the dual loss to Platte Valley, Valley had a solid day overall in this quad meet. The Vikings’ 152-pound defending state champion Isaiah Rios picked up a trio of wins in contested matches: two pins and a major decision. Valley heavyweight Aidan Trujillo earned three pins. At 120 pounds, Christian Corral had two pins and a major decision. Zach Brown (138) and Collin Brown (145) also won three contested matches apiece.
Fort Morgan 36, Greeley West 31; Greeley West 48, Holy Family 26; Thompson Valley 63, Greeley West 15, in Fort Morgan: Greeley West went 1-2 in a trio of duals. In its win against Holy Family, the Spartans won seven of 10 contested matches. At 138 pounds, William Roybal earned three wins in contested matches, as did 170-pounder Alex Somer. All three of Somer’s wins were via pin.
Fort Lupton 57, Aurora Central 12; Fort Lupton 54, Englewood 12, in Fort Lupton: Fort Lupton picked up a pair of dominant wins in a triangular meet. Against Aurora Central, the Bluedevils won six of seven contested matches. Against Englewood, they won five of seven contested matches. At 113 pounds, Donovan Birmingham picked up two pins on the day, as did D’mitri Garza-Alarcon at 126.
Bobby Fernandez covers high school sports for the Greeley Tribune. Reach him at (970) 392-4478, by email at email@example.com or on Twitter @BobbyDFernandez.