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Girls basketball: Chatfield ousted from state tourney in 2nd round

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By The Staff

AURORA — Natalie Halbleib scored 16 points and Natasha Edge added 15 as host Grandview scored a 61-32 victory over Chatfield in the second round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament on March 1.
The loss ended Chatfield’s season with an 11-14 mark.
The Lady Chargers, who were coming off a 55-35 first-round victory over Legend, hung with the region’s No. 1 seed through the first quarter, trailing only 15-13. But Grandview broke the game open in the second, taking a 31-18 cushion into the intermission. The Lady Chargers trailed 48-26 after three quarters.

Dakota Ridge gives Legacy a scare before bowing out
BROOMFIELD
— Three players scored in double figures, led by Caitlin Smith’s 17 points, as host Legacy survived a scare from upstart Dakota Ridge for a 63-52 win in the first round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament on Feb. 26.
The Lady Eagles (7-17), the region’s No. 10 seed, led 40-34 after three quarters before Legacy went on a 29-12 run over the game’s final eight minutes.
Emiley Lopez added 14 points and MacKenzie Neely scored 12 in the win. Dakota Ridge was led by Sydney Buchli’s 23 points. Caitlin Navratil and Lauren Wood added nine points apiece.

Fairview jumps out to an early lead, rolls past Littleton
BOULDER
— Host Fairview jumped out to a 12-point hafltime lead and never looked back in its 49-31 win over Littleton in the first round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament on Feb. 26.
Fairview led 14-8 after the first quarter, 26-14 at halftime and 36-18 after three quarters.
Littleton (10-14), the No. 11 seed in the region, was led by Stephanie Puchino’s 12 points. Stacey Zuppa added seven. Puchino also pulled down a team-best six rebounds.
 
Nelson, Doherty cruise past Columbine in opening round
COLORADO SPRINGS
— Jordan Nelson had 15 points and eight rebounds, while two other players scored in double figures as sixth-seeded Doherty ended Columbine’s season with a 67-20 win in the first round of the 5A state girls basketball tournament on Feb. 26.
Angela Vigil scored a game-high 16 points and Aiesha Harris added 10 for Doherty.
The game was over early as the Lady Spartans jumped out to a 26-5 lead after the first quarter. The lead was 31 points at halftime and 56-16 through three quarters.
Columbine finished the season with a 7-17 record.