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Colorado state basketball tournaments 2024 championships results and coverage

The championships of the Colorado high school basketball state tournaments for Classes 4A-6A take place Saturday at Denver Coliseum. Our staff will be there throughout the day providing live coverage. Refresh this page for the latest updates and results.

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That’s. A. Wrap. Denver Coliseum, you delivered once again.

Another fantastic state tournament is in the books. There were hugs, there were tears, there were epic game-winners that’ll live on in Colorado high school basketball lore.

More than anything, there was fun. A whole lot of fun. See you next year. Can’t wait. — Matt Schubert

4A boys championship: No. 1 Kent Denver (25-2) vs No. 2 Resurrection Christian (25-2)

8:35 p.m.: The Cougars lead 48-41 heading into the final frame. Kent Denver is turning up the full-court pressure, resulting in a couple fast-break buckets, but RCHS is hanging in there. — Kyle Newman

8:10 p.m.: Resurrection Christian takes a 39-32 lead into halftime. The hold a 24-10 lead in points in the paint, and Caleb Fay’s 16 points are keeping the Sun Devils afloat, although he only had one bucket in the second quarter. The Cougars are paced by 11 points from junior guard Cade Crutcher as RCHS has controlled the momentum for much of the game while playing all but two minutes with the lead. — Kyle Newman

7:56 p.m.: The Cougars are up 22-21 after the opening quarter, which was high-paced and back-and-forth. Kent Denver sophomore sensation Caleb Fay leads all scorers with 14 points. Resurrection Christian senior Marcus Phillips has 10 points as the Cougars keep pounding the rock inside. — Kyle Newman

4A girls championship final: No. 3 Riverdale Ridge 50, No. 1 Holy Family 43

7:20 p.m.: Riverdale is the Class 4A girls state champion after knocking off Holy Family, 50-43. Super sophomore Brihanna Crittendon scored 22 and she, Brooklyn Charlo (13) and Cimonie Martinez (10) combined for all but five of the Ravens’ points. Crittendon finished off a dominating second half with a block with 1:06 remaining to make sure the Tigers could not mount a comeback. — Parker Gabriel 

7:12 p.m.: Crittendon is taking over down the stretch. She’s got half her 22 points since the 1:46 mark of the third quarter and Riverdale is starting to slow it down and find a post touch for her on nearly every possession. Ravens are up 46-40 with 1:47 to go. — Parker Gabriel 

7:05 p.m.: Essyence Contreaz is such a gamer. She hadn’t hit a field goal all night and got hit in the mouth in the third quarter, but threw a sweet behind-the-back pass in transition for an assist early in the fourth, then knocked down a 3-pointer to get Holy Family within three. Good finish coming. It’s 42-38 Riverdale with 5:20 to go. — Parker Gabriel 

6:58 p.m.: Holy Family tied this game at 30 late in the third quarter on back-to-back 3-pointers by Enyiah Contreaz, but Crittendon and Charlo combined for seven points in the final 1:46 of the frame for Riverdale to push the advantage back to 37-31. The Ravens are eight minutes from a state championship. — Parker Gabriel 

6:30 p.m.: Holy Family’s been on this stage before and they’re doing their best to hang around. Quick back-to-back three-pointers late in the half got the Tigers within four points before a late Riverdale bucket got the lead back to 25-19 at the break. Crittendon’s had to work hard but has eight points on 4-of-8 shooting and Cimonie Martinez added eight as well. Holy Family’s had six players score as it tries to find a way through Riverdale’s pair of Division I prospects and to a state title. — Parker Gabriel 

6:13 p.m.: Riverdale leads Holy Family 14-9 after a quarter on the strength of their two standouts. Brihanna Crittendon has six and Brooklyn Charlo five. One thing to watch, though: Crittendon picked up her second foul on a charge call with 55.6 left in the first quarter. She stayed in the game, but a third would put the Ravens in a tricky spot. — Parker Gabriel

6:03 p.m.: We’re off and running in the girls 4A final. Brooklyn Charlo knocked down a 3 for Riverdale Ridge and Brihanna Crittendon added her first bucket not too long after. Ravens lead 5-4 with 5:24 left in the first quarter. — Matt Schubert

6A boys championship final: No. 6 Valor Christian 52, No. 4 ThunderRidge 40

ThunderRidge went ice cold in the second half, shooting 4 of 23 from the field, including 0 of 13 in the fourth. Once Valor Christian got a decent lead, they milked the clock every single possession. The Eagles win their second title as junior point guard Cole Scherer was unstoppable once again, with 28 points. — Kyle Newman

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5:24 p.m.:  The Grizzlies are 0 of 6 from the field in the fourth quarter. Valor Christian leads 48-40 with 1:20 to play, and the Eagles, with no shot clock to concern them, are content to squeeze the air out of the ball. — Kyle Newman

5:11 p.m.: The crowd is tensing up as we head to the fourth quarter with Valor Christian ahead 43-38. Cole Scherer leads all scorers with 24 points, while Charlie Spann has turned in a monster game — and helped quell some of the Eagles’ momentum in the waning minutes of the third — with 18 total points. — Kyle Newman

5:06 p.m.: The Eagles go on 12-0 run and take a 38-30 lead and command of this game. The Grizzlies’ offense is out of sorts, and ThunderRidge has forced a number of tough shots during the Eagles’ run. Finally Charlie Spann’s baseline floater ends the run and cuts the score to 38-32 with 2:21 left in the third. — Kyle Newman

4:58 p.m.: It took more than two minutes for a bucket in the third quarter, as both offenses come out a little shaky. But Charlie Spann’s strong take gets ThunderRidge going, then Cole Scherer drills a three at the other end. T-Ridge leads 30-29. — Kyle Newman

4:43 p.m.: ThunderRidge leads 28-26 at the half. Top scorers are the Eagles’ Cole Scherer (16 points) and the Grizzlies’ Andrew Crawford (10 points). ThunderRidge has a 14-4 advantage in points in the paint. Neither bench has registered a point yet. And the turnovers have been minimal, with only four total. — Kyle Newman

4:38 p.m.: At the 3:35 mark of the second quarter, Cole Scherer drove toward the block on Andrew Crawford, who fell backwards to the floor. Scherer then stepped back and drilled a three to give the Eagles their first lead of the game, 23-20. That prompted T-Ridge coach Joe Ortiz to take a timeout. Scherer then hit another three on Valor Christian’s next possession, and he leads all scorers with 13 points. — Kyle Newman

4:28 p.m.: ThunderRidge leads 16-11 after one quarter. Andrew Crawford’s hit a couple threes for the Grizzlies, and Charlie Spann is looking strong on both ends of the floor, as he also has six points. Cole Scherer is pacing the Eagles with seven points. Valor Christian was down 14-5 at one point, but rallied to close the gap in the final minutes of the frame. — Kyle Newman

4:15 p.m.: The showdown between the Highlands Ranch powers is underway. The Grizzlies seek ring No. 5 and their third title in four years; Valor Christian is after championship No. 2. — Kyle Newman

6A girls championship final: No. 4 Valor Christian 58, No. 7 Regis Jesuit 44

Never a doubt in this game. Valor sprinted out to a 22-4 lead, and although Regis made a run in the second half, it wasn’t close. — Patrick Saunders 

3 p.m.: Regis made a nice little run but it’s not going to be near enough, especially with Qunn VanSickle captaining the Eagles. She has 22 points and the lead is 54-33 with 3 minutes left. — Patrick Saunders

2:47 p.m.: Valor girls cruising to their fourth state title. The Eagles leading Regis 43-18 with 2:30 left in the third. Hard to believe Regis beat Valor, 78-72, early in the season. — Patrick Saunders

2:25 p.m.: Total domination by Valor in the first half. Eagles leading 31-7. Regis is shooting 2 of 23 from the floor (0 of 7 from 3-point land). Valor is shooting 11 of 25 (3 of 10 on 3s). — Patrick Saunders

2:17 p.m.: Regis is going to need another 20-0 miracle run like it had in the semifinals to get back into this game. Valor leads 24-4 with 3:20 left in the first half. — Patrick Saunders 

2:13 p.m.: Holy Cow! Valor’s Peyton Jones just swished a long 3-pointer. The Eagles lead Regis 18-2 early in the second quarter. — Patrick Saunders 

2:06 p.m.: Regis having a tough time cracking Valor’s zone defense. It’s 11-2 with 1:10 left in the first quarter. — Patrick Saunders

1:59 p.m.: Slow start to this game with neither team shooting well but plenty of scrappy defense. Valor up 6-0 with 4:11 left in the first quarter on Camryn Gunter’s 3-pointer. — Patrick Saunders 

1:51 p.m.: As expected, Valor will be without junior guard Rylie Beers. She injured her left knee in the Eagles’ semifinal victory. She’s at the game, on crutches, with her left leg in a brace. — Patrick Saunders 

5A boys championship final: Mesa Ridge 57, Windsor 53

1:29 p.m.: Tevin Riehl scored on a fastbreak layup before Windsor’s Tadese Keyworth buried a 3-pointer. Mesa Ridge is up 55-53 with three seconds left. — Ryan McFadden

1:20 p.m.: Windsor forward John Backhaus’ layup cuts Mesa Ridge’s lead down to 51-50 with 1:24 left in the game. — Ryan McFadden

1:15 p.m.: The Grizzlies have a 50-45 lead with four minutes left in regulation. Riehl has 26 points, as he has done his best to prevent the Wizards from taking the lead. — Ryan McFadden 

1:05 p.m.: Mesa Ridge has a 46-38 lead at the end of the third quarter. With 3:11 left in the quarter, the Wizards cut the deficit down to one point. Riehl, however, responded back by scoring eight points in the final three minutes. — Ryan McFadden 

12:56 p.m.: Windsor has used a 9-2 scoring run to cut Mesa Ridge’s down to 34-25. Madden Smiley has scored seven points so far in the third quarter to give his team life after trailing by as many as 16 points. — Ryan McFadden 

12:40 p.m.: The Grizzlies have a 31-16 lead at halftime. Riehl took over in the first half, registering 16 points and eight rebounds. Windsor’s Brady Kingsley has a team-best six points. The Wizards generated 7 of their 16 points from the free throw line, as they have 20% from the floor. If Windsor wants to make a comeback, it will have to cut down on the turnovers. They had 12 in the first half. — Ryan McFadden 

12:24 p.m.: Mesa Ridge has a commanding 19-6 at the end of the first quarter. Grizzlies guard Bryce Riehl registered 11 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, the Wizards were 1 for 8 from the floor and committed eight turnovers. Windsor has struggled against Mesa Ridge’s defense. — Ryan McFadden 

12:15 p.m.: The Grizzlies have found their rhythm. They have scored seven unanswered points to take a 10-2 lead. Mesa Ridge’s Zander Iwanski has six points. — Ryan McFadden 

12:13 p.m.: Mesa Ridge has a 3-0 lead with five minutes left in the first. Both teams have struggled to score, combining to shoot 2 for 10 from the floor. — Ryan McFadden 

11:58 a.m.: We are moments away from the Class 5A boys matchup between Mesa Ridge and Windsor. The Grizzlies have a chance to be the third team since 2015 to win back-to-back 5A championships, joining ThunderRidge (2021-2022) and Overland (2015-2016). — Ryan McFadden

5A girls championship final: No. 2 Roosevelt 69, No. 4 Northfield 63

11:46 a.m.: The Nighthawks had two shots at the bucket to tie this thing. Both rimmed out. And that’s going to be game. Ryanne Bahnsen-Price scores three points straight, Roosevelt (26-2) hangs on for its second consecutive 5A girls championship. A tremendous comeback from Northfield (24-4) that fell just short.

11:37 a.m.: Roosevelt punches right back with buckets from Brynn Price and Maddie Moyers, the latter on a fast break following a Northfield miss, giving the Rough Riders a 63-56 lead with 3:12 to go. — Matt Schubert

11:35 a.m.: The Nighthawks are three points away. And now it’s their full-court press that is causing problems. Faith Nelson gets a pair of steals, converting one into a bucket of her own and dishing to Nashara Ellerbee for thhe other. Roosevelt leads 59-56 with 4:25 left and this place is electric. — Matt Schubert

11:22 a.m.: Northfield refuses to go away, with Madison Bethel among the major reasons why. Bethel knocked down three shots in that quarter, and now the Nighthawks trail, 51-43, going into the fourth quarter. We got a game, folks. — Matt Schubert

11:13 a.m.: In one of the most bizarre sequences of the weekend, Northfield gets T’ed up for six players on the court (10 seconds after the sixth player ran off) and then a Nighthawks assistant gets a technical foul, too. Ryanne Bahnsen-Price buries all four free throws and a game that looked like it was about to turn Northfield’s way is suddenly right back to Roosevelt. It’s 51-39 Rough Riders with 2:30 left in the third quarter. — Matt Schubert

11:07 a.m.: Northfield is hanging around, just like they did against Air Academy. Madison Bethel buries back-to-back jumpers in transition and the lead is down to single digits. Roosevelt up 46-39 with 4:20 left in the third quarter. — Matt Schubert

10:54 a.m.: The Nighthawks have come to life! In the span of one minute to close out the second quarter, a 19-point Roosevelt lead was slashed to 10. Aliyah Herron delivered the highlight of the game so far for Northfield, crossing over Kyla Hollier on the break and leaving the Rough Rider sliding on the ground, before banking in a 3. Three more Northfield buckets later, the score is 39-29 at halftime and the Nighthawks crowd is back in this.

That one minute aside, however, this game has belong to Roosevelt sophomore Kyla Hollier, who goes into halftime with 19 points, five rebounds and two steals on 7-of-12 shooting. Herron leads the Nighthawks with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting. — Matt Schubert

10:35 a.m.: Northfield’s buckets are just too few and too far between. Meanwhile, Kyla Hollier has been magnificent for Roosevelt, burying a pair of 3-pointers and working the Nighthawks inside to the tune of 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Roosevelt leads 31-17 with 4:03 left in the second quarter. — Matt Schubert

10:31 a.m.: The Rough Riders full-court press is a problem. Two steals lead two back-to-back Kyla Hollier buckets, and now the Roosevelt lead has grown to 29-15 with 5:30 left in the second quarter. Northfield is in serious trouble. — Matt Schubert

10:22 a.m.: Roosevelt just smothered Northfield in the first quarter, dominating the boards (12-5) and forcing eight Nighthawks turnovers. The shooting hasn’t been great, but when three of your five baskets are 3s, that works. Rough Riders lead 19-9 going into the second quarter. — Matt Schubert

10:15 a.m.: Northfield has finally shown up. After starting 0 for 6 from the field with four turnovers, the Nighthawks have scored back-to-back buckets to make it 11-4 with 3:32 left in the first quarter. With a decided edge with the crowd, all the Nighthawks need is a spark. — Matt Schubert

10:08 a.m.: Roosevelt immediately takes charge of this game, scoring seven straight points, including two baskets from Kyla Hollier in the game’s first 30 seconds. Northfield is going to have to dig itself out of a hole for the second straight game. — Matt Schubert

9:59 a.m.: Championship Saturday hath arrived!

We’ll be here all day covering all six championship games between Class 4A, 5A and 6A, and we begin with one that should be a dandy: No. 2 Roosevelt (25-2) vs. No. 4 Northfield (24-3) in the 5A girls title game.

Roosevelt is going for its second straight 5A title, while Northfield is looking for its first in program history. The Nighthawks had to pull off an epic comeback just to get here. Do they have enough left in the tank to take down the defending champs? — Matt Schubert


Class 5A girls: No. 4 Northfield (24-3) vs. No. 2 Roosevelt (25-2), 10 a.m.

Class 5A boys: No. 3 Windsor (23-4) vs. No. 4 Mesa Ridge (25-2), 11:45 a.m.

Class 6A girls: No. 4 Valor Christian (22-4) vs. No. 7 Regis Jesuit (20-7), 1:15 p.m.

Class 6A boys: No. 4 ThunderRidge (22-5) vs. No. 6 Valor Christian (25-2), 4 p.m.

Class 4A girls: No. 1 Holy Family (25-2) vs. No. 3 Riverdale Ridge (24-3), 5:45 p.m.

Class 4A boys: No. 1 Kent Denver (24-2) vs. No. 2 Resurrection Christian (25-2), 7:15 p.m.

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