Month: February 2017

RMAC Shootout Preview: #3 CSU-Pueblo Thunderwolves vs. #6 Colorado Christian Cougars

It’s the last day of February which means its “March Madness” time. Tonight we tip-off the college basketball playoffs with the RMAC Shootout Quarterfinals from Massari Arena. The #3 Thuderwolves host the #6 Cougars in Men’s action. Here’s how each team stacks up headed into the matchup:


#6 Colorado Christian COugars

  • (14-14) Overall, (11-11) in RMAC
    • (7-8) on the road this season
    • 7th in RMAC Men’s Standings (Earned #6 seed due to Westminster’s ineligibility in postseason)
  • Being outscored by opponents 2,318-2,293
  • (2-3) in Last 5 Games
    • Lost to Colorado Mines 89-76
    • Defeated Adams State 74-73
    • Lost to CSU-Pueblo 87-79
    • Defeated Metro State 88-77
    • Lost to UCCS 79-68
  • Offense is averaging 81.9 points/game, Defense allows 82.8 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Brett Brady (18.9 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Brett Brady (Senior)
    • Ty McGee (Junior)

#3 Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves

  • (19-8) Overall, (17-5) in RMAC
    • (10-2) at home this season
    • 3rd in RMAC Men’s Standings
  • Outscoring opponents 2,305-2,082
  • (4-1) in Last 5 Games
    • Defeated New Mexico Highlands 97-81
    • Defeated Westminster 85-69
    • Defeated Colorado Christian 87-79
    • Defeated Western State 89-75
    • Lost to Colorado Mesa 96-85
  • Offense is averaging 85.4 points/game, Defense allows 77.1 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Mark Williams (14.3 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Rico Spikes (Senior)
    • Nelson Kahler (Senior)

These teams met twice this season with CSU winning the January 17th matchup 98-94, then the Thunderwolves took game 2 two weeks ago by a score of 87-79. You never know what will happen in NCAA Basketball, but tonight the Thunderwolves prevail and will move to the semifinals where they will meet either Fort Lewis or UCCS.

–Triple R

RMAC Shootout Preview: #1 CSU-Pueblo Lady Thunderwolves vs. #8 South Dakota Mines Lady Hardrockers

It’s the last day of February which means its “March Madness” time. Tonight we tip-off the college basketball playoffs with the RMAC Shootout Quarterfinals from Massari Arena. The #1 Thuderwolves host the #8 Hardrockers in women’s action. A win would allow Colorado State-Pueblo to host the remainder of the tournament. Here’s how each team stacks up headed into the matchup:


#8 South Dakota Mines Lady Hardrockers

  • (12-15) Overall, (10-12) in RMAC
    • (5-8) on the road this season
    • 8th in RMAC Women’s Standings
  • Outscoring opponents 1,717-1,638
  • (3-2) in Last 5 Games
    • Defeated Metro State 58-48
    • Lost to Black Hills State 61-57
    • Defeated Western State 60-52
    • Lost to Regis University 75-69
    • Defeated Chadron State 78-62
  • Offense is averaging 63.6 points/game, Defense allows 60.7 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Megan Rohrer (10.1 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Megan Rohrer (Senior)
    • Cooper Courtney (Freshman)

#1 Colorado State-Pueblo Lady Thunderwolves

  • (26-2) Overall, (20-2) in RMAC
    • (15-0) at Home
    • #1 in RMAC Women’s Standings
  • Outscoring opponents 2,053-1,698
    • Opened Season (24-0)
  • (3-2) in Last 5 Games
    • Defeated New Mexico Highlands 69-45
    • Lost to Westminster 85-81
    • Defeated Colorado Christian 80-72
    • Defeated Western State 72-52
    • Lost to Colorado Mesa 91-56
  • Offense is averaging 73.3 points/game, Defense allows 60.6 points/game
    • Leading scorer is Tuileisu Anderson (16.3 points/game)
  • Players to Watch For:
    • Tuileisu Anderson (Junior)
    • Katie Cunningham (Junior)

These two teams met on January 6th, a time when CSU was rolling. The Pack came away with a narrow 66-64 victory. This time won’t be as close. The Thunderwolves win easily and advance to the semifinals where they will meet either Regis or Fort Lewis.

–Triple R

La Junta Makes 3A State Tournament Field

The La Junta Tigers are going dancing! The Tigers made the 3A State Tournament field as a #16 seed. Here’s a break down the state tournament schedule. Times will be posted as they become available:


Winner=BOLD

3A


Friday March 3rd (Round of 32) *Top 8 Seeds Host*:

Host: Kent Denver School

Game 1: #16 La Junta Tigers vs. #17 Jefferson Academy Jaguars: 68-64

Game 2: #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils vs. #32 Ridgeview Academy Rams: 58-40

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Valley Ranch

Game 3: #8 DSST-Valley Ranch Raptors vs. #25 The Pinnacle Timberwolves: 52-51

Game 4: #9 Basalt Longhorns vs. #24 University Bulldogs: 62-32

Host: Bayfield High School

Game 5: #12 Alamosa Mean Moose vs. #21 Rye Thunderbolts: 52-44

Game 6: #5 Bayfield Wolverines vs. #28 Delta Panthers: 78-75

Host: Resurrection Christian School

Game 7: #13 Faith Christian Eagles vs. #20 The Academy Wildcats: 58-35

Game 8: #4 Resurrection Christian Cougars vs. #29 Pagosa Springs Pirates: 74-55

Host: Manitou Springs High School

Game 9: #15 Manual Thunderbolts vs. #18 Roaring Fork Rams: 73-64

Game 10: #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs vs. #31 Montezuma-Cortez Panthers: 57-39

Host: Coal Ridge High school

Game 11: #10 Sterling Tigers vs. #23 Buena Vista Demons: 67-44

Game 12: #7 Coal Ridge Titans vs. #26 Frontier Academy Wolverines: 77-57

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Stapleton

Game 13: #6 DSST-Stapleton Knights vs. #27 Colorado Academy Mustangs: 85-69

Game 14: #11 Strasburg Indians vs. #22 Bishop Machebeuf Buffaloes: 58-56

Host: Colorado Springs Christian School

Game 15: #3 Colorado Springs Christian Lions vs. #30 Grand Valley Cardinals: 74-41

Game 16: #14 Lutheran Lions vs. #19 The Vanguard School Coursers: 72-61

 

Saturday March 4th (Sweet 16) *Top 8 Seeds Host*:

Host: Kent Denver School

Game 17: #1 Kent Denver Sun Devils vs. #16 La Junta Tigers: 1:00pm

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Valley Ranch

Game 18: #8 DSST-Valley Ranch Raptors vs. #9 Basalt Raptors: 1:00pm

Host: Bayfield High School

Game 19: #12 Alamosa Mean Moose vs. #28 Delta Panthers: TBD

Host: Resurrection Christian sChool

Game 20: #4 Resurrection Christian Cougars vs. #13 Faith Christian Eagles: 3:00pm

Host: Manitou Springs High School

Game 21: #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs vs. #18 Roaring Fork Rams: 1:00pm

Host: Coal Ridge High school

Game 22: #7 Coal Ridge Titans  vs. #10 Sterling Tigers: 2:00pm

Host: Denver School of Science & Tech-Stapleton

Game 23: #6 DSST-Stapleton Knights vs. #11 Strasburg Indians: 1:00pm

Host: Colorado Springs Christian School

Game 24: #3 Colorado Springs Christian Lions vs. #14 Lutheran Lions: 2:30pm

 

Thursday March 9th (Elite 8) *university of Denver*:

Game 25: Winner Game 17 vs. Winner Game 18: TBD

Game 26: Winner Game 19 vs. Winner Game 20: TBD

Game 27: Winner Game 21 vs. Winner Game 22: TBD

Game 28: Winner Game 23 vs. Winner Game 24: TBD

 

Friday March 10th (Final Four) *University of Denver*:

Game 31: Winner Game 25 vs. Winner Game 26: TBD

Game 32: Winner Game 27 vs. Winner Game 28: TBD

 

Saturday March 11th (7th/5th/3rd PLace & Champ.) *University of Denver*:

Game 35 (3rd Place): Loser Game 29 vs. Loser Game 30: 2:00pm

Game 36 (Championship): Winner Game 29 vs. Winner Game 30: 6:00pm

5 Arkansas Valley Teams Advance to Regional Tournaments

The final week of February and first week of March is here and that means one thing…its “March Madness”! 5 Arkansas Valley teams are looking to make it to their respective state tournaments. Here’s each regional tournament’s schedule:


Winner=BOLD

Regionals

1A


Boys Region 3 Bracket 1 (La Junta High School):

Friday March 3rd (Semifinals):

Game 1: #1 Holly Wildcats: BYE

Game 2: #6 Cheraw Wolverines vs. #7 Genoa-Hugo/Karval Pirates: 61-41

Saturday March 4th (Championship):

Game 3: #1 Holly Wildcats vs. #7 Genoa-Hugo/Karval Pirates: 81-42

 

2A


Girls East Region Pod C (Doherty HS):

Friday March 3rd (Semifinals):

Game 1: #3 Simla Lady Cubs: BYE

Game 2: #8 Ellicott Lady Thunderhawks vs. #13 Fowler Lady Grizzlies: 44-40

Saturday March 4th (Championship):

Game 3: #3 Simla Lady Cubs vs. #8 Ellicott Lady Thunderhawks: 40-36

Boys East Region Pod C (Doherty HS):

Friday March 3rd (Semifinals):

Game 1: #3 Akron Rams: BYE

Game 2: #8 Crowley County Chargers vs. #13 Simla Cubs: 66-39

Saturday March 4th (Championship):

Game 3: #3 Akron Rams vs. #8 Crowley County Chargers: 42-31

 

Girls East Region Pod D (Doherty HS):

Friday March 3rd (Semifinals):

Game 1: #4 Swink Lady Lions: BYE

Game 2: #7 Lyons Lady Lions vs. #12 Denver Christian Lady Thunder: 42-37

Saturday March 4th (Championship):

Game 3: #4 Swink Lady Lions vs. #12 Denver Christian Lady Thunder: 39-35

 

Boys East Region Pod E (Vista Peak HS):

Friday March 3rd (Semifinals):

Game 1: #5 Dawson School Mustangs: BYE

Game 2: #6 Fowler Grizzlies vs. #11 Dayspring Christian Academy Eagles: 41-27

Saturday March 4th (Championship):

Game 3: #5 Dawson School Mustangs vs. #6 Fowler Grizzlies: 46-37


Out of the Regional Tournaments only the Regional Champions will advance to the state tournament.

–Triple R

Playoff Basketball Time: 1A, 2A & 3A District Basketball Schedule

Its the end of February which means one thing, its time for playoff basketball. Arkansas Valley teams are all vying for a spot in the State Championships in their respective classifications. Here’s each district schedule:


Winners=BOLD

Districts:

1A


1A Girls District 2:

Tuesday February 21st (QuarterFInals) *Lamar Community BUilding*:

Game 1: #1 Kit Carson: BYE

Game 2: #6 Granada Lady Bobcats vs. #3 Eads Lady Eagles: 55-26

Game 3: #5 Cheraw Lady Wolverines vs. #4 Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers: 54-33

Game 4: #2 McClave Lady Cardinals: BYE

Thursday February 23rd (Semifinals) *Lamar Community Building*:

Game 5: #4 Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers vs. #1 Kit Carson Lady Wildcats: 45-28

Game 6: #3 Eads Lady Eagles vs. #2 McClave Lady Cardinals: 44-42

Saturday February 25th (3rd PLace/Championship) *Lamar Community Building*:

Game 7 (3rd Place): #4 Cheyenne Wells Lady Tigers vs. #2 McClave Lady Cardinals: 2:00pm

Game 8: (Championship): #3 Eads Lady Eagles vs. #1 Kit Carson Lady Wildcats: 4:40pm

 

1A Boys District 2:

Tuesday February 21st (Quarterfinals) *LAmar Community Building*:

Game 1: #1 Cheyenne Wells Tigers: BYE

Game 2: #6 Granada Bobcats vs. #3 Cheraw Wolverines: 53-43

Game 3: #5 Eads Eagles vs. #4 McClave Cardinals: 65-30

Game 4: #2 Kit Carson Wildcats: BYE

Thursday February 23rd (Semifinals) *Lamar Community Building*:

Game 5: #4 McClave Cardinals vs. #1 Cheyenne Wells Tigers: 49-30

Game 6: #3 Cheraw Wolverines vs. #2 Kit Carson Wildcats: 54-41

Saturday February 25th (3rd PLace/Championship)

Game 7 (3rd Place): #4 McClave Cardinals vs. #3 Cheraw Wolverines: 3:20pm

Game 8 (Championship): #2 Kit Carson Wildcats vs. #1 Cheyenne Wells Tigers: 6:00pm

 

1A girls District 6:

monday February 20th (play-in Games) *Higher Seed hosts*:

#10 Augilar Lady Wildcats vs. #7 Primero Lady Bulldogs: 72-39

#9 Moffat Cowgirls vs. #8 Manzanola Lady Bobcats: 48-37

tuesday february 21st (Quarterfinals) *Higher seed hosts*:

Game 1: #8 Manzanola Lady Bobcats vs. #1 Antonito Lady Trojans: 78-11

Game 2: #5 Cotopaxi Lady Pirates vs. #4 Sangre de Cristo Lady Thunderbirds: 50-23

Game 3: #7 Primero Lady Bulldogs vs. #2 La Veta Lady Redskins: 80-20

Game 4: #6 Creede/Lake City Lady Miners vs. #3 Sierra Grande Lady Panthers: 34-27

thursday february 23rd (Semifinals)*adams state University*:

Game 5: #4 Sangre de Cristo Lady Thunderbirds vs. #1 Antonito Lady Trojans: 51-28

Game 6: #3 Sierra Grande Lady Panthers vs. #2 La Veta Lady Redskins: 49-46

Saturday February 25th (Championship) *Adams State University*:

Game 7: #3 Sierra Grande Lady Panthers vs. #1 Antonito Lady Trojans: 12:00pm

 

1A Boys District 6:

Monday February 20th (Play-in Games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#11 Aguilar Wildcats vs. #6 Centennial Rams: 53-24

#10 Manzanola Bobcats vs. Antonito Trojans: 56-49

#9 Moffat Cowboys vs. #8 La Veta Redskins: 45-40

Tuesday February 21st (QuarterFinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #10 Manzanola Bobcats vs. #1 Primero Bulldogs: 77-34

Game 2: #5 Cotopaxi Pirates vs. #4 Creede/Lake City Miners: 59-55

Game 3: #10 Manzanola Bobcats vs. #2 Sierra Grande Panthers: 80-41

Game 4: #6 Centennial Rams vs. #3 Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds: 52-19

Thursday February 23rd (SemiFinals) *Adams State University*:

Game 5: #4 Creede/Lake City Miners vs. #1 Primero Bulldogs: 51-42

Game 6: #3 Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds vs. #2 Sierra Grande Panthers : 65-64

saturday February 25th (Championship) *Adams State University*:

Game 7: #4 Creede/Lake City Miners vs. #3 Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds: 1:30pm

 

2A


2A Girls District 6:

Thursday February 16th (Play-in games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#8 Swallows Charter Academy Lady Spartans vs. #5 Crowley County Lady Chargers: 53-16

#7 Las Animas Lady Trojans vs. #6 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers: 51-37

Monday February 20th (QuarterFinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #1 Swink Lady Lions: BYE

Game 2: #5 Crowley County Lady Chargers vs. #4 John Mall Lady Panthers: 45-40

Game 3: #2 Fowler Lady Grizzlies: BYE

Game 4: #6 Rocky Ford Lady Meloneers vs. #3 Hoehne Lady Farmers: 41-30

Thursday February 23rd (SemiFinals) *Otero Junior College*:

Game 5: #4 John Mall Lady Panthers vs. #1 Swink Lady Lions: 65-38

Game 6: #3 Hoehne Lady Farmers vs. #2 Fowler Lady Grizzlies: 46-36

Friday February 24th (3rd place/Championship) *Otero Junior College*:

Game 7 (3rd Place): #4 John Mall Lady Panthers vs. #3 Hoehne Lady Farmers: 3:30pm

Game 8 (Championship): #2 Fowler Lady Grizzlies vs. #1 Swink Lady Lions: 6:30pm

 

2A Boys District 6:

Friday February 17th (Play-in Games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#8 Las Animas Trojans vs. #5 John Mall Panthers: 52-48

#7 Swink Lions vs. #6 Swallows Charter Academy Spartans: 57-34

Tuesday February 21st (QuarterFinals) *Higher Seed HOst*:

Game 1: #1 Crowley County Chargers: BYE

Game 2: #5 John Mall Panthers vs. #4 Rocky Ford Meloneers: 60-47

Game 3: #2 Fowler Grizzlies: BYE

Game 4: #6 Swallows Charter Academy Spartans vs. #3 Hoehne Farmers: 80-51

Thursday February 23rd (SemiFinals) *Otero Junior College*:

Game 5: #5 John Mall Panthers vs. #1 Crowley County Chargers: 52-43

Game 6: #3 Hoehne Farmers vs. #2 Fowler Grizzlies: 50-33

Friday February 24th (3rd PLace/Championship) *Otero Junior COllege*:

Game 7 (3rd Place): #5 John Mall Panthers vs. #3 Hoehne Farmers: 5pm

Game 8 (Championship) : #2 Fowler Grizzlies vs. #1 Crowley County Chargers: 8pm

 

3A


3a Girls Tri-Peaks

Saturday February 19th (Play-in games) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

#12 Vanguard Lady Coursers vs. #5 Trinidad Lady Miners: 52-27

#11 La Junta Lady Tigers vs. #6 Florence Lady Huskies: 45-35

#10 Salida Lady Spartans vs. #7 Buena Vista Lady Demons: 54-49

#9 James Irwin Lady Jaguars vs. #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts: 40-22

Tuesday February 22nd (Quarterfinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lady Lions: 58-19

Game 2: #5 Trinidad Lady Miners vs. #4 Manitou Springs Lady Mustangs: 40-34

Game 3: #10 Salida Lady Spartans vs. #2 St. Mary’s Lady Pirates: 71-31

Game 4: #6 Florence Lady Huskies vs. #3 Lamar Lady Savages: 76-29

Friday February 24th (Conso. Semifinals/CHamp. Semifinals) *Pueblo Central High School*:

Game 5 (Conso.): #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts vs. #5 Trinidad Lady Miners: 55-31

Game 6 (Conso.): #10 Salida Lady Spartans vs. #6 Florence Lady Huskies: 1:00pm

Game 7: (Champ.): #4 Manitou Springs Lady Mustangs vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lady Lions: 4:00pm

Game 8: #3 Lamar Lady Savages vs. #2 St. Mary’s Lady Pirates: 7:00pm

Saturday February 25th (7th PLace/5th PLace/3rd PLace/Championship) *Pueblo Central High School*:

Game 9 (7th Place): #8 Rye Lady Thunderbolts vs. Loser Game 6: 10:00am

Game 10 (5th Place): #5 Trinidad Lady Miners vs. Winner Game 6: 1:00pm

Game 11 (3rd Place): Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8: 4:00pm

Game 12 (Championship): Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8: 7:00pm

 

3a Boys Tri-Peaks

Saturday February 18th (Play-In Games) *Higher Seed HOsts*:

#12 Lamar Savages vs. #5 Rye Thunderbolts: 54-40

#11 Florence Huskies vs. #6 Buena Vista Demons: 68-50

#10 Trinidad Miners vs. #7 Salida Spartans: 60-36

#9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. #8 James Irwin Jaguars: 57-50

Tuesday February 21st (Quarterfinals) *Higher Seed Hosts*:

Game 1: #9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lions: 69-38

Game 2: #5 Rye Thunderbolts vs. #4 La Junta Tigers: 51-32

Game 3: #7 Salida Spartans vs. #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs: 60-36

Game 4: #6 Buena Vista Demons vs. #3 Vanguard Coursers: 74-72

Friday February 24th (Conso. Semifinals/Champ. Semifinals) *Pueblo Central High SChool*:

Game 5 (Conso.): #9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. #5 Rye Thunderbolts: 47-36

Game 6 (Conso.): #7 Salida Spartans vs. #3 Vanguard Coursers: 2:30pm

Game 7 (Champ.): #4 La Junta Tigers vs. #1 Colorado Springs Christian Lions: 5:30pm

Game 8 (Champ.): #6 Buena Vista Demons vs. #2 Manitou Springs Mustangs: 8:30pm

Saturday February 25th (7th PLace/5th PLace/3rd PLace/Championship) *Pueblo Central High sChool*:

Game 9 (7th Place): #9 St. Mary’s Pirates vs. Loser Game 6: 11:30am

Game 10 (5th Place): #5 Rye Thunderbolts vs. Winner Game 6: 2:30pm

Game 11 (3rd Place): Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8: 5:30pm

Game 12 (Championship): Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8: 8:30pm


Regional Brackets should be released on Sunday February 26th. We’ll have all the schedules for all 3 classifications.

–Triple R