February 20, 2009 4:49 PM
Driving to the hoop
The regular season in high school basketball comes to an end this weekend. Here are a few tip-ins:
Moffat County girls basketball coach Craig Mortensen notched career victory No. 500 with a win Tuesday against Steamboat Springs. Mortensen, who has coached the Bulldogs for 32 seasons, has a career record of 500-251.
Pueblo Central High School will dedicate its court tonight in honor of longtime boys basketball coach Jim Ranson. Ranson led the program for 30 years.
The Agate boys basketball team was forced to disband this week when its five players refused to continue playing, according to Robin Purdy, the superintendent of Agate School District No. 300.
Rangeview's Trey Boykin dropped in 43 points Tuesday against Chaparral, while Custer County's Corey Barnes and Sierra's Chucky Jeffery recently turned in two of the best performances of the season. Barnes scored 27 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, dished 12 assists and had eight steals in a victory against South Park, and Jeffery showed why she was one of the University of Colorado's top recruits. Against Wasson, Jeffery scored 37 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and 14 steals, while handing out seven assists and blocking eight shots.
Make sure to check RockyPreps.com on Sunday for the Class 5A and 4A state basketball tournament brackets.
Before then, drop us a line on which teams you think will get the top four seeds and which teams will be watching from the stands when the brackets are announced.
Our picks for the top seeds as of today: Class 5A boys - Fairview, Regis Jesuit, Eaglecrest and Ralston Valley. Class 4A boys - Pueblo South, Windsor, Sierra and Glenwood Springs. Class 5A girls - Horizon, Highlands Ranch, Regis Jesuit and ThunderRidge. Class 4A girls - Broomfield, Pueblo South, Montrose and Mullen.