The Fossil Ridge High School girls basketball team had a hot start that led to a 63-37 win at Fort Collins on Friday night.
The SaberCats (15-6, 7-3 Front Range League) outscored the Lambkins (7-14, 3-7 FRL) 27-9 in the first quarter.
“We were focused on being strong right from the start,” Sami Steffeck said.
Fossil Ridge’s Sami Steffeck had 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Brooke Pemberton had a game-high 22 points and Kellee Willer added 12. The win concludes a sweep of Fossil Ridge’s city rivals: Fort Collins, Poudre and Rocky Mountain.
“We definitely wanted to get that broom,” Steffeck said. “It’s a great feeling. It’s the first time in school history.”
Karson Maitland led Fort Collins with nine.
The SaberCats will next play Fairview at home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Lambkins will next play Broomfield on the road at the same time and day.
POUDRE 56, GREELEY WEST 36 — The Impalas snapped a three-game skid with a win on the road Friday. Madison Hamm put up a team-high 15 points and Anna Haugen contributed 14.
Poudre (9-12, 4-6 FRL) will next play on the road at Mountain Range at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 42, TWIN PEAKS 10 — Taylor Glasgow scored 11 points and the game’s only 3-pointer as the Eagles snapped a three-game skid win the win at home.
No. 10 in 1A, Heritage Christian (11-6, 5-5 Mile High League) will close out its regular season at Union Colony at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
LIBERTY COMMON 49, LYONS 37 — Molly Gillis and Halley Miklos each put up 12 points in the Eagles’ road victory, extending their win streak to six.
No. 10 in 3A, Liberty Common (13-3, 9-0 MHL) will next play Longmont Christian at home at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
RESURRECTION CHRISTIAN 107, LONGMONT CHRISTIAN 45 — All 13 Cougars scored in their emphatic road win. Tanner Ervin led with a game-high 29 points, which included hitting eight of the Cougars’ 13 3-pointers.
No. 2 in 2A, Resurrection Christian (17-0, 8-0 MHL) will next play Dayspring Christian at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
LYONS 68, LIBERTY COMMON 64 (OT) — Rob Knab was two assists shy of a triple-double in the Eagles’ overtime loss at home.
Knab scored 19 points, grabbed 10 boards and dished out eight assists. Josh VanVleet scored a game-high 20 points.
Liberty Common (13-4, 6-2 MHL) will next play Longmont Christian at home at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
ROOSEVELT 61, WINDSOR 55 — The Wizards’ four-game win streak was snapped with a road loss. No individual statistics were reported.
Windsor (15-6, 9-3 Tri-Valley Conference) will next play Mead at home at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 63, DAYSPRING CHRISTIAN 50 — Branden Lesondak scored a team-high 19 points in the Eagles’ home win. Luke Gilliland added 17.
Heritage Christian (9-9, 3-8 MHL) will next play at Union Colony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS — Windsor sophomore Morgan Friesen will look to defend her state title in the 100 breaststroke Saturday in the Class 4A state meet at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center in Thornton.
Friesen is in first place after swimming 1:02.47 in Friday’s prelims, good for an All-American mark and nearly three tenths of a second faster than her winning time at last year’s championships. Friesen also advanced in the 200 IM with a 2:07.69, placing third.
The Wizards’ 200 medley relay team of Friesen, Erin Eccleston, Lacey Whitehead and Rilea Dricoll placed fifth in 1:50.16, breaking a school record.
Saturday’s finals will begin at 2 p.m.
5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS — Fossil Ridge will be hunting a team title Saturday at Edora Pool Ice Center after advancing 14 individuals and three relays teams from Friday’s prelims. The SaberCats are in first in both the 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays, as well as second in the 200 freestyle relay behind Regis Jesuit — another title contender.
Quinn Fawcett and Riley Hoffman are tied for sixth in the 200 freestyle in 1:53.41. Bailey Nero is in first in the 200 IM followed by teammate Bailey Kovac in second. Jayden Glover also qualified in the event.
Zoe Bartel is in fifth in the 50 freestyle. Nero is also first in the 100 butterfly with Fort Collins’ Elise Forzley in third. Bartel and Hoffman will swim in the 100 freestyle, and Bayley Stewart in the 500 freestyle.
Stewart and Lesley-Ann Knee will compete in the 100 backstroke. Jayden Glover, Savannah French and Cameron Kovac will swim in the 100 breaststroke.
Saturday’s finals will begin at 2 p.m.
4A REGION 3 — Windsor is in first place after the first day of regional wrestling at Windsor High School. The No. 3 Wizards, who are No. 3 in the most recent On the Mat rankings, lead No. 4 Greeley Central by 12 points heading into Saturday’s finals.
Josh Villa, who is No. 1 in the 126 weight class, scored 11 points, winning on a pair of falls at :40 and 1:39. No. 2 Matteo Ambriz (145 pounds) also won two matches by fall at 0:35 and 1:00. Joe Keller, No. 2 at 182, scored nine points after receiving a first-round bye followed by a win by fall at 0:40.
5A REGION 1 — Fort Collins is in 11th out of 16 total teams after the first day at Legacy High School with 32 points.
Stephan Ikeler won by 3-1 decision in the 113 weight class. Josh Boulton scored 10 points in 132 with a pair of wins, one by fall at 5:28 and another by 10-1 major decision.
5A REGION 3 — No. 6 Rocky Mountain is in second place after the first day of regional wrestling at Westminster High School. The Lobos trail only No. 2 Pomona by 32 points heading into Saturday’s finals.
No. 2 in the 106 weight class, Josh Nira picked up a pair of wins good for 10.5 points. No. 3 Danny Murphy did the same in the 145 class. Roman Ortiz, who is No. 2 at 152, scored 8.5 points on a first-round bye and win by technical fall. No. 1 at 182, Konnor Schmidt scored 11 points with a pair of wins by fall at 1:37 and 1:32.
Poudre is in sixth among 15 teams with 58 points.
No. 3 at 126, Jacob Greenwood scored 10.5 points with a technical fall and win by fall at 3:07. Diego Calderon picked up a pair of wins, one by fall at 3:02 and another by 14-2 major decision.
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