The Fossil Ridge girls basketball team began its season with a big win over Valor Christian, 49-37, Tuesday night in a tournament at ThunderRidge High School.
Senior Sami Steffeck led the SaberCats (1-0) with a game-high 15 points, which included knocking down two of the team’s three 3-pointers.
Regan Wess put up 12 points, while McKenna Schultz and Britt Mishak added eight and seven points, respectively.
The SaberCats are ranked No. 9 in Class 5A in the CHSAA preseason poll. Valor Christian, last year’s 4A champion, is ranked No. 2 in its class.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 73, PRAIRIE VIEW 37 — Fourteen points from Sara Jones led the Lobos (1-0) to a win at home in their season opener.
Gabby McDonald had 13 points and Jade Gosar added 10.
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 36, ROCKY MOUNTAIN LUTHERAN 24 — Facing a seven-point deficit at halftime, the Cougars used a 20-point third quarter to start the season with a road win.
Katelyn Anderson posted a team-high nine points for RCS (1-0), and Karly Christensen added eight.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 49, COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 33 — Sarah McGinley was the Eagles’ leading scorer with 16 points as Heritage Christian (1-0) picked up the road win.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 41, COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN 37 — Matt Lee scored a team-high 14 points in the Eagles’ win on the road.
Jason Richard and Brandon Lesondak added 11 points each for Heritage Christian (1-0).
HORIZON TRIANGULAR — Rocky Mountain defeated host Horizon and Greeley West at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.
The Lobos swept all three relays, including clocking a state-qualifying time of 3 minutes, 49.96 seconds in the 400 freestyle relay.
Amy Fromme won both the 200 and 100 free events, as did Emily Barrier in the 50 free and 100 breast. Megan Dudden won the 200 IM and Rachel Holland claimed the diving event.
WINDSOR 111, SKYLINE 57 — The Wizards posted five state-qualifying performances in a win on the road to begin their season.
The 400 medley relay team of Erin Eccleston, Hunter Waterman, Lacey Whitehead and Rilea Driscoll made the state cut, finishing in 1:59.22.
Eccleston won both the 100 free and 100 back with qualifying times, as did Whitehead in the 100 fly. Makena Sanger had a state cut in dive, placing second.
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