Poudre High School’s boys basketball team fell behind 18-2 at the start of the game and never recovered Thursday night in a 58-42 loss to visiting Boulder.
Lake Reed scored 27 points for Poudre (6-8, 2-5 Front Range League) but none of his teammates had more than Tucker Clay’s seven.
The Impalas trailed 18-8 at the end of the first quarter, 31-20 at halftime and 40-32 after three quarters. Poudre closed within six of Boulder (10-4, 4-3) twice in the fourth quarter but couldn’t get any closer.
FOSSIL RIDGE 69, LEGACY 39 — Evan Smith scored 13 points and Alex Semadeni had 10 as Fossil Ridge (10-4, 5-2 FRL) bounced back from a difficult loss to rout host Legacy in Broomfield.
Cory Peter scored nine points and Cody McCoy added eight for the SaberCats, who raced out to a 41-19 halftime lead and never let up.
Fossil Ridge was coming off a 79-69 loss Tuesday night to Fairview, the SaberCats’ second loss in three games.
“We executed pretty well, and we did a nice job on the defensive end,” Fossil Ridge coach Matt Johannsen said. “We rebounded well from a tough loss the other night, and I’m proud of them.”
MOUNTAIN RANGE 66, ROCKY MOUNTAIN 58 — Michael Dermody made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points for Rocky Mountain (2-12, 0-7 FRL) in a loss to Mountain Range (5-9, 1-6) in Westminster.
Jacob Taylor scored 36 points for Mountain Range, which led 29-23 at halftime.
Aaron Hines added 10 points for Rocky Mountain, which lost its ninth straight game.
FORT COLLINS 61, HORIZON 44 — Ryan French scored 29 points and teammates Austin Hunt and Toby Van Ry each scored 10 to lead Fort Collins over host Horizon in Thornton.
The Lambkins outscored the Hawks 23-10 over the second and third quarters to take control of a game they led by just two points after the first quarter.
POUDRE 49, BOULDER 36 — McKenzie McDaniel had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds and Reagan Travis held Boulder star Lena Jaycox five points below her average of more than 19 points a game with a strong defensive effort.
Myanne Hamm added nine points for the Impalas (13-1, 7-0 FRL), who led 19-10 at halftime and 35-19 after three quarters.
Jaycox led the Panthers with 14 points.
HORIZON 59, FORT COLLINS 56 — Nicole Lange scored 20 points and Austyn Casale had 14, but Fort Collins (8-6, 4-3 FRL) was unable to rally from a seven-point halftime deficit in a loss to visiting Horizon (9-5, 6-1).
Lauren Bennett scored 12 points and three of her teammates had 10 apiece for Horizon, which took advantage of some defensive lapses by the Lambkins to build a 31-24 halftime lead.
The Hawks sealed the win by making 10 of 13 free throws in the fourth quarter. Fort Collins, which took a brief one-point lead in the fourth quarter, was 6 of 12 at the line in the final eight minutes.
“We just had way too many missed opportunities,” Fort Collins coach Kyle Tregoning said.
FOSSIL RIDGE 40, LEGACY 37 — Gracie Cutler scored 10 points and Gabby Smith scored nine to help Fossil Ridge (10-4, 4-3 FRL) hold off visiting Legacy.
Savannah Smith, Fossil Ridge’s leading scorer at 13.7 points a game, sat out with a concussion.
The SaberCats outscored the Lightning 14-8 in the third quarter to build a six-point cushion in a game that was tied 14-14 at halftime.
“It was a good team win, and they all kind of adapted to us not having Savannah,” Fossil Ridge coach Chad Salz said. “She’s our motor.”
FOSSIL RIDGE 205, MOUNTAIN RANGE 108 — Emilee Dinkel and Jazmyn Markel led Fossil Ridge sweeps of the top three places in individual events and joined forces and joined forces on two winning relay teams to lead Fossil Ridge over host Mountain Range at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Complex in Thornton.
Dinkel won the 200-yard freestyle in 2:00.59, while Markel took the 50-yard freestyle in 25.55
Fossil Ridge’s Hailey Nelson (diving), Riley Hoffman (100 freestyle) and Julia Gorham (500 freestyle) also won individual events. The SaberCats won all three relays and went 1-2-3 in the 400 freestyle relay.
SKYLINE 98, WINDSOR 78 — Katie Roush won the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley and swam on a winning 200 medley relay team to lead Windsor in a loss to visiting Skyline.
Windsor’s Isabelle Ketcham won the diving and Lacey Whitehead won the 100 butterfly.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 61, LOVELAND 14 — Logan Newman pinned his opponent in 22 seconds at 113 pounds and seven other Rocky Mountain wrestlers also pinned their opponents to lead the Lobos (8-1) over visiting Loveland.
Rocky Mountain’s Luiz Perez (195 pounds), Dan Macoubrie (220), Tony Martinez (285), Danny Murphy (126), Roman Ortiz (138), Michael Fanning (152) and Konnor Schmidt (160) also won their matches by pins. Rocky’s Ben Drysdale (132) and Danny Clark (145) won their matches by technical fall.