February 25, 2014 Updated: February 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm
Class 4A playoffs
Falcon 46, Steamboat Springs 44, OT
At Falcon: Despite being down four points early in overtime, Falcon defeated Steamboat Springs on a last-second layup from Kayla Travis to send the Falcons to the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs.
Tanya Haave Region No. 7 Falcon (12-12) put away No. 10 Steamboat Springs (12-12) Tuesday at home. After keeping on top of the Sailors through the first half and early in the third, Falcon found itself in a fight, leading up to an overtime finish.
“The kids persevered, and I think it was a great effort,” Falcon coach Rick Susak said. “It’s the kind of game where you hate to see any one lose, because the effort was so great for both teams. They both left it all out there.”
Harmony Pettis led the Falcons in scoring with 19 points and added six steals. Travis finished with nine points, four rebounds and two steals.
With the win, the Falcons advance to the second round where No. 2 Valor Christian (20-3) awaits Friday. Susak said Falcon remains optimistic since his roster matches up with the Eagles in size, speed and aggressive play.
“They are obviously a great No. 2 seed,” the coach said. “We’re pretty small, but we are quick. Valor is the same and very skilled. We are pretty optimistic of our chances and hoping to help Sand Creek by knocking off Valor Christian. If we can help another league team and make it to the Sweet 16 ourselves, then we are all for it.”
Durango 57, Cheyenne Mountain 40
At Cheyenne Mountain: In the Carol Callan Region bracket, No. 8 seeded Cheyenne Mountain (12-12) was upset by No. 9 Durango (9-13) at home.
The Indians had a number of turnovers in the first half that led to them falling behind by 17 at the half, 33-16.
Cheyenne Mountain never climbed back into the game.
With the win, the Demons advance to play No. 1 Pueblo South (21-2) Friday.
Cañon City 55, Delta 39
At Canon City: Donald Wilson Region No. 7 seed Canon City (12-12) defeated No. 10 Delta (9-14) Tuesday at home to advance to the second round of the 4A state championship bracket.
Nicole Archambeau led the Tigers in scoring in Round 1 with 15 points. Lindsey Schwab had 12. Delta stats were not reported.
With the win, Canon City plays No. 2 D’Evelyn (19-4), which had a bye from the first round, Friday.
Rifle 47, Sierra 38
At Sierra: In the Tracy Hill Region, No. 8 Sierra (15-9) was upset by No. 9 Rifle (11-11).
The Stallions’ Desalia Fuller led in scoring with 14 points. Kanecia Cooks had seven rebounds, while Nadriah Oakman had six rebounds and two steals.
Rifle’s Chante Church was the game’s big scorer with 20 points. The Bears advanced to face No. 1 Broomfield (23-0).
Pueblo East 37, Harrison 30
At Pueblo East: Tracy Hill Region No. 5 Pueblo East (15-8) sent No. 12 Harrison (11-13) to elimination from the first round of the 4A state tournament. Pueblo East moved on to face No. 4 Thomas Jefferson.
4A second-round matchups
After receiving a bye in the first round of the Donald Wilson Region, No. 1 Mesa Ridge (23-0) faces No. 9 Erie (13-11) Friday. Erie advanced after beating No. 8 Greeley Central.
As the No. 1 seed in the Tanya Haave Region, Sand Creek (20-3) faces No. 8 Mead (15-9) Friday. Mead moved forward after defeating No. 9 Conifer.
Also receiving a bye from the first round, Palmer Ridge (20-3), the No. 3 seed of the Tracy Hill Region, faces No. 6 Weld Central (17-7) Friday at Glenwood Springs. Weld Central advanced after beating No. 11 Mountain View.
Class 5A playoffs
Rangeview 50, Palmer 33
At Rangeview: No. 9 Palmer (8-16) saw the end of its season come during the first round of the Sharon Wilch Region of the 5A state tournament in Aurora falling to host No. 8 Rangeview (16-8). Rangeview advanced to face No. 1 Fossil Ridge (22-1).
Arapahoe 50, Liberty 31
At Arapahoe: No. 12 Liberty (8-16) took a loss in the first round of the 5A state tournament at the hands of No. 5 Arapahoe (15-9) in Centennial. Arapahoe advanced to face No. 4 Rock Canyon (16-7).
The Warriors’ Jennah Knafelc scored 14 points and had two steals. Liberty stats were not reported.
5A second-round matchups
In the Kaye Garms Region, No. 2 Rampart (18-5) will face No. 7 George Washington (19-5) Friday in the second round after receiving a first-round bye. George Washington advanced after beating No. 10 Gateway 65-30.
Sharon Wilch Region No. 3 Pine Creek (21-2) received a bye in the first round and will face No. 6 Dakota Ridge (17-7) Friday. Dakota Ridge advanced after beating No. 11 Standley Lake.
3A Tri-Peaks tournament
St. Mary’s 39, Salida 20
At Salida: In the second round of the 3A Tri-Peaks District Tournament, St. Mary’s (14-7) advanced to the semifinals after a win over Salida (14-6). The Pirates outscored the host 14-5 in the first quarter and 18-6 in the fourth.
Helping St. Mary’s move on was Maggie Hartman, who led in scoring with 14 points. Olivia Florek finished with 12. Salida’s Brooke Golden had six points.
Manitou Springs 43, La Junta 47
At Manitou Springs: Also in the second round of the 3A Tri-Peaks Crossover Tournament, Manitou Springs (14-6) put away La Junta (12-9).
Peyton 101, Miami-Yoder 11
At Peyton: In the first round of the 2A District 8 playoffs, Peyton (19-1) took apart Miami-Yoder (0-16) by 90 points, eclipsing the 89-6 final the last time the two teams met.
The Panthers’ Shelby Patterson finished with 21 points, including three buckets from beyond the arc. She also led the team in steals with six. Victoria Goodman and Sarah Logar each posted 15 points. Each hit three 3s too.
Peyton faces Vanguard (16-4) Friday in the next round.