Tigers advance to title game at Douglas County tourney
It wasn’t the inspired play the Grand Junction boys basketball team had hoped for Friday, but it was good enough to reach today’s championship game of the Douglas County Tournament.
Grand Junction took a 21-10 lead at the half, and the Tigers’ lead got as large as 33-15 in the second half en route to a 46-36 victory over Gateway in the second round of the three-day tourney.
Grand Junction assistant coach Isaac Madison characterized the game as “pretty sloppy” by both teams.
“We didn’t feel like we played real well in the first half,” Madison said. “We came out flat. We didn’t have the energy we needed to have.”
But the outcome was welcome as the Tigers improved to 6-2 and will play the winner of the game between Arvada West and Douglas County for the tourney title at 4 p.m. today.
Broderick Robinson led the Tigers in scoring with 16 points and Kyler Rose chipped in 11 points.
Coronado 57, Central 46: The Warriors stayed close before faltering at the end and losing during the second day of the three-day Harrison Tournament in Colorado Springs.
“We played a really good game,” Central coach Ryan Hayden said, adding Coronado is one of the better teams the Warriors (2-6) have played this season. “We battled with them. It just got away from us late.”
Giles Woolsey led the Warriors with 12 point and Clay Squire and Edward Becoat each added eight points.
Central shot well from the free-throw line, sinking 14 of 17.
Mountain View 51, Central 36: Mountain View led 31-18 at the half as it beat the Warriors in Poudre Tournament girls basketball Friday.
D’Kota Brodie led Central (2-7) with 13 points and five rebounds and Tyler Hays had seven points, four rebounds and three assists.
Ridgway 31, Plateau Valley 29: Audrey Rose Kachin paced Plateau Valley (1-2) with 11 points, Chelsy Mills topped the Cowboys with seven rebounds, and Mariah Klingler had three steals.