Heritage Christian edges Estes Park 111-109 in triple overtime

Heritage Christian edges Estes Park 111-109 in triple overtime


Heritage Christian edges Estes Park 111-109 in triple overtime


Matthew McGinley scored 34 points and Ryan Hurley 30 Tuesday night to lead Heritage Christian High School’s boys basketball team to a wild 111-109 triple-overtime win over host Estes Park.

Joel Barreras added 21 points and Jake Huebner 11 for Heritage Christian, which trailed 24-12 after the first quarter and repeatedly rallied from deficits of 10 or more points.

Heritage Christian (7-0), ranked No. 8 among Class 2A schools in the state by The Denver Post, didn’t take its first lead until the first overtime period. The Eagles scored the first four points of the third overtime to build the cushion they needed to get the win over Estes Park, a Class 3A school.

“They’re a run-and-gun team, and they were shooting the ball really well (Tuesday night),” Heritage Christian coach Kevin McGinley said. “Fortunately, we there were several times when we came back.”

Matthew McGinley, the coach’s son, and Huebner each fouled out in the first overtime period, leaving the Eagles down three starters for the final two overtime periods. Another starter, Garret Niichel, had fouled out in the third quarter.

LOVELAND 63, POUDRE 41 — Loveland made four of its 10 3-pointers while outscoring host Poudre 18-4 in the second quarter and never let up in a win over the Impalas (4-5, 0-2 Front Range League).

Zach Casey scored 15 points and Sawyer Finley eight for Poudre, which trailed 32-16 at halftime after making just 1 of 12 shots from the floor in the second quarter.

Poudre was playing without starters Lukas Lindquist and Lake Reed. Lindquist was held out by coach Steve Hawes after missing practice a day earlier, and Reed was held out after picking up a technical foul in a scrimmage Saturday.

FORT COLLINS 73, GREELEY WEST 39 — Ryan French scored 24 points and Tristan Von Nieda scored 21 to lead Fort Collins over host Greeley West.

Toby Van Ry added 18 points for the Lambkins, who outscored the Spartans 22-5 in the second quarter to build a 35-16 halftime lead.

WINDSOR 62, ROOSEVELT 57 — Dylan Ochsner scored 17 points and teammates Dalton Walker and Alex Baldwin each had 14 to lead Windsor (7-4, 2-0 Tri-Valley League) past host Roosevelt.

Windsor led 37-27 at halftime but gave up an 11-0 run at the start of the second half to take a brief one-point lead. Windsor went to the free-throw line 38 times, making 26. Roosevelt was 5 of 11 at the line.

RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 59, HIGHLAND 43 — Wyatt Simon scored 23 points and Brock Buxman had 17 to lead Resurrection Christian (4-3) over host Highland.

Jake Lohr added 13 points for Resurrection Christian, which led 24-20 at halftime.


POUDRE 52, LOVELAND 41 — Ashley McDaniel scored 17 to lead Poudre (8-1, 2-0 FRL) over host Loveland.

Myanne Hamm added 13 points and McKenzie McDaniel 12 for the Impalas.

Poudre turned 29-28 halftime lead into a 38-31 edge entering the fourth quarter and pulled steadily away for the win.

“We just had a terrible start,” Poudre coach Curtis Glesmann said. “We talked before the game about how Loveland can really shoot the 3, and they four 3s in the first quarter. After that, we clamped down. We did a good job communicating and locating the 3-point shooters.”

All four of Loveland’s 3-pointers came in the opening quarter.

FORT COLLINS 74, GREELEY WEST 48 — Payton Humpal scored 20 points and Fort Collins (6-3, 2-0 FRL) raced out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter and never let up in a win over host Greeley West.

Kasey Dietrich added 13 points and Nicole Lange 10 for the Lambkins, who led 36-24 at halftime.

WINDSOR 58, ROOSEVELT 56 — Brooke Pemberton scored 25 points and Windsor (8-3, 2-0 Tri-Valley League) held off a late comeback bid to beat host Roosevelt.

Alyssa Manicone added 11 points and Sophie Griggs 10 for the Wizards, who led 29-25 and twice built 13-point leads in the second half.

Roosevelt took advantage of a number of late turnovers by Windsor to get back into the game, outscoring the Wizards 26-15 in the fourth quarter, but never did catch up.

ESTES PARK 50, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 31 — Kassi Kuppinger scored 10 points and Mariah Green had six points and 10 rebounds for Heritage Christian (4-3) in a nonleague loss at Estes Park.

Amanda Dill scored 19 points for Estes Park, which led 26-10 at halftime.

Anika Wallace added eight points, and Micaela Bush had seven rebounds for Heritage Christian.

LIBERTY COMMON 49, CAMPION ACADEMY 14 — Rachel Tralmer scored 14 points and Molly Gillis had 10 to lead Liberty Common (4-4) past host Campion Academy.

Liberty Common led 28-8 at halftime and 40-12 after three quarters.


FRL DOUBLE DUAL — Rhianna Williams won the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events and anchored two winning relay teams to help Fossil Ridge defeat both Loveland (192-120) and Horizon (241-68) in a Front Range League double-dual meet at Edora Pool Ice Center.

Fossil Ridge also picked up wins in individual events from Sammie Guay (200 individual medley), Bailey Nero (100 butterfly) and Riley Hoffman (100 backstroke). Fossil Ridge’s Julia Gorham eclipsed the state-qualifying time for the first time in the 100 breaststroke while finishing fifth in 1 minute, 13.07 seconds.

GREELEY WEST 149, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 137 — Daphne Williams won the 100 and 200 freestyle and swam on two of Rocky Mountain’s three winning relay teams in a dual-meet loss to host Greeley West at the Greeley Rec Center.

Rocky’s Analise Iwanski won the 100 backstroke and swam and also swam on two winning relay teams.


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