A furious 30-point fourth quarter wasn’t enough as No. 10 seeded Rocky Mountain High School fell 65-54 on the road to No. 7 seeded Rampart in the opening round of the Class 5A girls basketball state playoffs on Tuesday night.
Rocky (7-17) got 17 points from Anna Ernst and 10 from Madison DeBord. The Lobos were down 46-22 going into the fourth quarter and were able to come within eight at one point, but just didn’t have enough time to finish the comeback and extend their season.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 74, RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 44 –Micaela Bush helped lead the Heritage Christian to a win over Resurrection Christian with 22 points. Mariah Green came up just short of a triple-double with 17 points, nine assists and nine steals as Heritage Christian (14-6) won in the district quarterfinal.
Resurrection Christian (7-14) was led by 17 points from Preston Lienemann and 14 from Sarah Wallman.
Heritage Christian plays in the district semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Mountain View High School in Loveland against Liberty Common.
LIBERTY COMMON 40, UNION COLONY 25 — Hannah Ellis scored 18 points as Liberty Common took a 19-8 advantage after the first quarter and never looked back. The Eagles (12-8) held Union Colony (5-14) under 10 points in every quarter. Kayla Rhoads had eight and both Molly Gillis and Christiana Spicer had six.
Liberty Common plays Heritage Christian on Friday at 4 p.m. in the district semifinal. The game will be played at Mountain View High School in Loveland.
RAMPART 65, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 54 — A furious 30-point fourth quarter wasn’t enough as the No. 10 seed Lobos fell on the road to Rampart, the No. 7 seed in the Class 5A state playoffs. Rocky (7-17) got 17 points from Anna Ernst and 10 from Madison DeBard. The Lobos were down 46-22 going into the fourth quarter and were able to come within eight at one point, but just didn’t have enough time to finish the comeback and extend their season.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 75, LONGMONT CHRISTIAN 42 — Ryan Hurley hit three 3-pointers and led Heritage Christian with 20 points as the Eagles (19-1) advanced to the district semifinals. Matthew McGinley added 16 points and Jake Huebner had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Heritage Christian plays in the district semis at 5:30 p.m. Friday against the winner of Tuesday’s game between Highland and Alexander Dawson. The game will be played at Mountain View High School in Loveland.
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 64, UNION COLONY 31 — The Cougars held Union Colony under 10 points in every quarter and three players scored double figures for Resurrection Christian (16-4). Wyatt Simon led with 18 points. Brock Buxman had 13 and Thomas Ervin had 11.
The Cougars now advance to the district semifinal and will face Liberty Common at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Mountain View High School in Loveland.
LIBERTY COMMON 50, LYONS 38 — The Eagles were carried by 20 points from Arjun Gill, the only Liberty Common player to reach double figrues, as the team advanced to the district semifinals. Eight different players scored for the Eagles.
Liberty Common plays Resurrection Christian in the district semifinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Mountain View High School in Loveland.