Rocky girls win opener in San Francisco tourney

Rocky girls win opener in San Francisco tourney


Rocky girls win opener in San Francisco tourney


Anna Ernst scored 22 points and Rocky Mountain High School’s girls basketball team opened its season with a 58-33 win Thursday night over Wallenberg of San Francisco in the opening round of the Mustang Classic in San Francisco.

Maddie DeBord added nine points and Wesley Bannister seven for the Loboswho will face either University or host Lincoln in a second-round game at 9 p.m. Friday.

“It was a good first game,” Rocky Mountain coach Todd Matkin said. “It’s a nice opportunity for everybody to get some playing time and experience outside of Fort Collins and outside of Colorado.”

FOSSIL RIDGE 51, LARAMIE, WYO. 41 — Savannah Smith and Gabby Smith scored 11 points apiece to lead Fossil Ridge to a come-from-behind win over Laramie, Wyo., in the first round of the McDonald’s Classic in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Laramie, last year’s Wyoming Class 4A state champion, raced out to a 17-8 lead after one quarter of play at Cheyenne South High School before the SaberCats reeled them back in. Fossil Ridge outscored Laramie 24-12 over the second and third quarters and 18-12 in the fourth.

“I think it was just first-game jitters,” Fossil Ridge coach Chad Salz said. “We had a bad warmup and came out really slow, kind of intimidated; we let them bully us around. Then we kind of figured out the speed of the game and what we needed to do to be effective and the game slowed down a lot for us after that.”

Haley Murphy and Lauren Roeling scored eight points apiece for the SaberCats.

Fossil Ridge continues play in the tournament Friday with a 6:30 p.m. game against Cheyenne South at Cheyenne South.

WINDSOR 55, EVANSTON, WYO. 46 — Senior Korbyn Ukasick scored 17 points and Windsor raced out to a 31-18 halftime lead and never let up while beating Evanston, Wyo., in the opening round of the McDonald’s Classic in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Brooke Temerton added 12 points and Alysa Manicone eight for the Wizards in their season-opener. Windsor continues play in the tournament with a 5 p.m. game Friday against Rock Springs, Wyo., at Cheyenne East High School.

“You never know what’s going to happen in the first game, but our girls came out that first half and played really well,” Windsor coach Gary Perko said. “We played really good defense that first half, and we’re happy to have the first game under our belt.”

Meghann Crawford scored 14 points and McKensie Heruld 12 for Evanston.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 28, CAMPION 14 — Marian Green and Kassi Kuppinger scored eight points apiece to lead Heritage Christian over host Campion Academy in Loveland.


HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 82, CAMPION 44 — Matthew McGinley scored 20 points and Ryan Hurley had 18 to lead Heritage Christian over host Campion in a season-opener in Loveland.


FOUR-TEAM MEET — Tessa Thull, Elisa Mooney, Elisa Forzley and Jill Remmers each won an individual event and joined forces on two winning relay teams to lead Fort Collins to wins over Rocky Mountain, Boulder and Horizon in a four-team Front Range League meet at Edora Pool Ice Center.

Rocky Mountain went 2-1, with wins over Boulder and Horizon.

The Lambkins won both the 200-yard medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Rocky Mountain’s Andi Johnston won the 100- and 200 freestyle and swam a leg on the winning 400 freestyle relay team.


ROCKY MOUNTAIN 45, LAKEWOOD 27 — Rocky Mountain won the first six matches of the night and got a late pin from 285-pounder Tony Martinez in a season-opening win over host Lakewood.

Two of the Lobos’ five pins came from freshmen Coby Dolgin at 120 pounds and Matt Williams at 170. Rocky Mountain also picked up pins from Roman Ortiz (138 pounds) and Danny Clark (145).


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