Creede/Lake City advances to fight place game

Trojans' season ends with 23-2 record

GREELEY—The San Luis Valley went 1-1 in the consolation side of the bracket on Friday as the Antonito Trojans saw their season come to an end before the Creede/Lake City Miners got a win to move on to the fifth place game.

Creede/Lake City 51, Front Range Baptist 41 (B)
The second game of the day at the University of Northern Colorado saw the Miners win a game that was surprising as they were able to get everything going as needed and the Miners got the win.

The Creede/Lake City Miners jumped out to a 9-2 lead in the first half of the first quarter after free throws on the opening possession gave Front Range Baptist a quick 2-0 lead, but the Miners responded with a three-point hoop and the Miners would not tail again, as they defeated the Falcons 51-41.

Creede/Lake City would push the lead to a dozen on several occasions, only to see Front Range Baptist hang around with little spurts of its own. In the final stretch, the Falcons were unable to mount a last run, and saw their season come to a close. Isaac Borchers had 17 points in the victorious effort and Casper Freedle added 13. Austin Bates led the Falcons with 13 and Deric Woods chipped in 12.

Front Range Baptist finishes the season with a 20-5 mark. Creede/Lake City, the No. 7 seed, will play No. 5 Longmont Christian for the consolation championship on Saturday morning.

Eads 51, Antonito 41 (G)
A flurry of action to start the fourth quarter was not enough for the Antonito Lady Trojans on Friday as they were defeated by the Eads Eagles and were eliminated.

The Trojans struggled to get their offense going early as they trailed 13-5 after one quarter despite a 3-pointer from Joslyn Garcia. After allowing the Eads Eagles to take a 10-point advantage, 15-5, Antonito roared back with a 6-0 run to close the gap. The two teams then traded buckets with Antonito getting the win in the quarter, 13-10, but they still trailed 23-18 at the half.

In the second half, the Eagles saw the lead grow as they scored nine points and took a 32-24 score into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was a fast and furious quarter for the Trojans as they battled back including two 3-pointers from Joslyn Garcia as they scored 17 points. They ended up pulling within one point 40-39 before the Eagles got the luck of the bounce and finished the game with an 11-2 run for the 10-point win.

The Trojans were led by Joslyn Garcia, who scored 11 points while Erykah Tallman scored 10 points. The Eagles were led by Miranda Mitchchek and Kaylee Wilson, who each scored 13 points while Mariah Smith scored 12, all in the first quarter.

The Trojans’ storybook season comes to an end with some state experience as they finally broke the barrier and made it to state for the first time in school history. They were undefeated throughout the season and they end it with a 23-2 record.