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UPDATE: CHSAA announced Thursday night that all remaining state basketball tournaments have been cancelled. 


Class 1A playoffs

No. 2 Mile High Academy 70, No. 7 Evangelical Christian Academy 63

At Budweiser Event Center: Sam Mote had 24 points, including four 3-pointers, Jason Holt added 16 points but the Eagles struggled with their opponent's size — ultimately losing in the Great 8 of the state tournament on Thursday.

The Eagles (19-4) fell behind 14-7 but bounced back with a 22-18 second quarter. However, ECA couldn't overcome such Mile High Academy players listed at 6-foot-8, 6-4 and 6-3.

"Mile High Academy is a huge team," coach Bob Wingett said. "We came back and we were down 3 at half. We took the lead in the third quarter but their 6-8 kid (junior Blake Essex) was just too much."

Essex scored 27 points on 12 of 18 shooting from the field.

Mile High Academy (21-3) — a winner of five straight — was set to move on to the state semifinals to face No. 2 Walsh before CHSAA's announcement Thursday night that the remaining basketball tournaments were canceled.  ECA would have played a consolation game against No. 6 Merino.

Class 2A playoffs

No. 2 Limon 43, No. 7 Peyton 34

At Budweiser Event Center: The Panthers outscored their opponents 20-4 in the third quarter but scored in single digits in the other three quarters to drop their Great 8 game.

Peyton (19-6) continues its season with a consolation game Friday afternoon against No. 6 Fowler at UNC-Greeley. 


Fruita Monument 11, Rampart 1

At Canyon View: Sam Culp had an RBI for the Rams, but the Wildcats proved to be too much by jumping to a 4-0 lead in the first inning.

However, spring sports like baseball will be postponed until at least April 6 amid coronavirus fears, officials said. Teams across the state were allowed to play Thursday in scheduled events.

Grand Junction 15, Rampart 4

At Canyon View: The Warriors sprung up a 7-0 lead in the first inning over the Rams (0-2) and never looked back.


Colorado Springs Christian School 3, Thomas MacLaren School 1

At CSCS: The Lions broke open a tied game with two goals in the second half.

Wheat Ridge 1, Discovery Canyon 0

At D-20 Stadium: The Farmers (1-0) scored early in the second half and the Thunder (0-1) couldn't recover.

Discovery Canyon "creates chances all the way to the end and dominates possession but can't find the net," Discovery Canyon's Twitter account posted.

James Irwin 2, Sierra 0


Chhun Sun is a sports reporter with an emphasis in preps. He joined The Gazette in April 2015 and covered public safety for three years before joining @gazettepreps staff. The Thailand-born Cambodian-American has been in journalism for nearly two decades.