The Fossil Ridge High School basketball program is putting on a show this season.
The boys and girls are a combined 26-0 and both are ranked in the top three in the state both sides dismantled strong Fairview teams Tuesday night.
The Fossil boys played at Fairview and the game was out of reach within minutes as the SaberCats destroyed the Knights for a 97-41 win.
The SaberCats are ranked No. 1 in Class 5A in Colorado’s Associated Press boys basketball poll and made Fairview (9-3, 3-2 Front Range League) look like a JV team.
That’s not the case, though. The Knights won the FRL last year and just upset No. 9 Monarch last week. Fossil (13-0, 6-0 FRL) raced to a 48-21 halftime lead and never looked back.
Brandon Bodnar had 18 points, Jacob Lewis had 14, including four 3-pointers and the SaberCats hit 13 3-pointers as a team and 12 players scored.
“We played very well,” coach Matt Johannsen said. “We came out shooting well and moving the ball well. This was one of our better games.”
While the boys were doing their thing on the road, the girls were strong at home as the SaberCats won 70-59 to move to 13-0 on the season and 6-0 in FRL play.
The game was tied in the second half but the SaberCats started to lock down on defense against Fairview (7-5, 3-2 FRL) and again show why they’ve earned the No. 3 ranking in 5A in the AP poll.
Savannah Smith played her first game with a facemask since breaking her nose last week. Coach Chad Salz said she struggled a bit early as she adjusted to the new look, but she eventually settled in and didn’t hesitate to attack the paint despite the injury.
Smith finished with 16 points and Fossil was led Brooke Pemberton 19 and Kellee Willer had 13.
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