High school roundup: Fort Collins girls advance to Sweet 16

High school roundup: Fort Collins girls advance to Sweet 16

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High school roundup: Fort Collins girls advance to Sweet 16

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Nicole Lange scored 21 points as No. 6 seed Fort Collins dropped No. 4 Prairie View 63-49 on the road at Prairie View High School in Henderson Friday night, advancing the Lambkins to the Sweet 16 of the Class 5A Tournament.

Fort Collins (17-8) plays at No. 1 Regis Jesuit Tuesday night. The winner there advances to the Great 8 at the Denver Coliseum.

Fort Collins led 32-23 at halftime and pushed the lead to 17 midway through the third. Prairie View (17-7), however, caught fire from deep, sinking three straight 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to cut the lead to eight. Prairie View wouldn’t get closer than that.

Katie Couperus and Ashley Evans scored 12 and 11 points, respectively, for Fort Collins.

Jordan Wilson led Prairie View with 17.

WINDSOR 37, STEAMBOAT SPRINGS
24 — There was some rust after a 10-day layoff, but No. 3 Windsor advanced to the Sweet 16 of the Class 4A state tournament thanks to strong defense and 12 points from Brooke Pemberton.

Maggie Griggs and Korbyn Ukasick each added 10 points for the Wizards (21-3), who play at No. 2 seed Mesa Ridge at 5 p.m. Saturday in Colorado Springs.

LIBERTY COMMON 39, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
31 — Molly Gillis scored 17 points and Kayla Rhoads held Heritage Christian’s leading scorer, Mariah Green, in check as Liberty Common (13-8) advanced to the district tournament championship game.

Liberty Common plays the winner of Friday night’s matchup between Dayspring Christian and Highland Saturday at 5 p.m. at Mountain View High School in Loveland for the district title.

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WINDSOR 59, PUEBLO SOUTH 49 — No. 3 seed Windsor had led all game, but No. 11 Pueblo South tied the score at 47 with a 3-pointer with less than two minutes remaining. The Wizards (18-6) responded, however, as Dalton Walker hit a layup, was fouled and hit the free throw and Windsor reeled off a 12-2 run in the final 1:47 to win the second round game of the Class 4A state tournament.

Walker led all scorers with 22 points. Alex Baldwin added 19 as Windsor advanced to the third round. The Wizards will play at Broomfield High School at 7 p.m. Saturday against No. 2 Broomfield, which beat No. 2 Montrose 72-29.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 52, HIGHLAND

39 — Matthew McGinley scored 20 points and Ryan Hurley added 15 as the Eagles responded from a one-point first-half deficit to advance to the district championship game.

Heritage Christian (19-1) plays Resurrection Christian, which beat Liberty Common 57-24 Friday night. The district championship game is Saturday at 7 p.m. at Mountain View High School in Loveland.

The Eagles trailed 23-22 at halftime.

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