Prep roundup: Poudre girls win, keep pace with Horizon

Prep roundup: Poudre girls win, keep pace with Horizon


Prep roundup: Poudre girls win, keep pace with Horizon


A quick start led to good things for Poudre High School’s girls basketball team, which stepped up the defense at home en route to a 63-52 win against Loveland on Tuesday to keep pace with Horizon in the Class 5A Front Range League standings.

“We’ve had really poor starts lately,” coach Curtis Glesman said. “Our defense was great. We did a good job in the first quarter not letting them get good looks from three.”

Three-point addicts, Loveland players combined for seven 3s, which accounted for nearly half of their 20 field goals despite Poudre’s focus on the outside.

Still, Poudre (17-3, 11-2 FRL) had some scoring punch of its own. Myanne Hamm led the way with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Teammate Ashley McDaniel matched Hamm with 15 of her own, also chipping in with eight rebounds.

Glesman said Sara Fulmer was perfect from the floor, scoring 11 points without missing a free throw, 3-pointer or field goal.

“I appreciated how hard we played,” Glesman said. “I thought we came out focused and did a nice job defensively, which kind of fueled our offense.”

Poudre will have to keep up that focus, for the Impalas are tied with a Horizon team that still holds the tie-breaker.

FORT COLLINS 51, GREELEY WEST 36 — The Lambkins had a 17-point lead by halftime against a Greeley West team that had been playing well.

Fort Collins (13-7, 9-4 FRL) got some important playing time for less experienced players, as 12 players took the floor for the Lambkins.

Payton Humpal led Fort Collins with 10 points and McKaylee Thurgood chipped in with eight points and eight rebounds.

WINDSOR 68, NORTHRIDGE 16 — The Wizards had no problem dispatching 4A Tri-Valley cellar-dweller Northridge, allowing no first-quarter points to the Grizzlies en route to their 12th straight win.

There’s method to the Wizards’ winning ways.

“We’re trying to get a home game,” Wizards’ coach Gary Perko said.

The Wizards (18-3, 12-0 Tri-Valley) were led by Ashlee Lemos’ 16 points and also were able to win the foul battle, committing eight compared to Northridge’s 17.


POUDRE 55, LOVELAND 52 — It was as close as it looked and every bit as odd. Poudre pounced on Loveland in the third quarter and then held on in a frantic, mistake-filled final minute for a 5A Front Range League win.

“We were up three, 19 seconds left,” Poudre coach Steve Hawes said. “They ran a really nice out-of-bounds play, got a good look for a three and missed it.”

The Impalas (9-11, 5-8 FRL) were awarded the ball out of bounds, in the corner, with 2.2 seconds left, Hawes said.

“We ran a play, then gave them the ball on an illegal screen,” Hawes said, laughing.

Loveland responded to this turn of fate by throwing its inbound pass out of bounds past halfcourt.

Lake Reed led Poudre with 20 points, but it was a blanced effort, generally, as four Impalas had six or more points.

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 58, DENVER ACADEMY 35 — The Eagles dominated from the start, racing to a 34-17 halftime lead en route to a big win that keeps them on top of the Class 2A Mile High League standings.

Heritage Christian (15-1, 7-1 Mile High) was led by Matthew McGineley, who had 24 points.

The Eagles weren’t a one-trick pony, though, as they had nine players score. If the game wasn’t over at halftime, it was shortly afterward when the Eagles outscored Denver Academy 21-8 in the third quarter.

FORT COLLINS 51, GREELEY WEST 35 — The Lambkins broke loose from a stalemate in the second quarter and continued to increase their lead, beating 5A Front Range Leage foe Greeley West for their third straight win.

Fort Collins (12-8, 9-4 FRL) was led by Toby Van Ry’s 13 points, but the Lambkins got 10 out of Tristan Von Nieda and Ryan French as well.


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