Despite a late comeback attempt, the Poudre boys basketball team fell by five points to Thomas Jefferson 53-48. Poudre scored 23 fourth quarter points, but only scoring three in the second quarter proved too difficult to overcome. Tucker Clay led the team with 12 points, Lake Reed had 11 and Lukas Lindquist had 10.
Clay, Reed, Trent McFall, Sawyer Finley and Chandler Kahl all hit a 3-pointer for Poudre.
The Impalas (0-2) will play their second game of the Boulder Valley Invitational in Lafayette at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
THUNDERRIDGE 72, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 48 — The Rocky Mountain boys basketball fell in a 37-15 hole after two quarters on the road at ThunderRidge and were never able to climb out, losing 72-48. Michael Dermody led the Lobos with 17 points. Rocky Mountain hit one 3-pointer on the night, compared to six from ThunderRidge.
Rocky Mountain (1-3) next plays on Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. on the road against Mountain Vista.
CHEYENNE CENTRAL 55, FORT COLLINS 46 — The Fort Collins boys basketball team lost by nine points in Cheyenne against Cheyenne Central. The Lambkins are now 1-2 and next play Friday at home against Cheyenne South. No stats were reported from the game.
GRANDVIEW 55, FORT COLLINS 45 — Despite three 3-pointers and 14 total points from Payton Humpal, the Fort Collins girls basketball team fell by 10 points at home to Grandview.
Kasey Dietrich added 12 points for the Lambkins (0-2), but after being tied going into the fourth quarter, Grandview outscored Fort Collins by 10 in the fourth to take the win.
HIGHLAND 34, LIBERTY COMMON 19 — Jamie Clawson had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help lead the Huskies to their second win of the season. Jenna Frink had eight points and five assists. Highland (2-0) outscored Liberty Common (1-1) 13-4 in the third quarter to help put the game away.
“Our girls continue to impress me with how hard they play,” Highland coach Jeremy Van Soelen said. “I felt we played very well defensively and did a tremendous job rebounding despite struggling on the offensive end.”