Following Saturday’s disappointing 26-33 loss to Simla in the championship game of the District Tournament, the Kodiaks are taking what they have learned this season and moving on to the next play, next game. The #22 Kodiaks will face #11 Heritage Christian at the Dawson School Region 6 site on Friday evening, for a 6:30 p.m. tip-off. The #6 Dawson squad will play #27 Sargent at 5:00 p.m. A win on Friday puts the Kodiaks in the championship game at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Two victories this weekend paves a path to the 2A State Tournament the following weekend in Greeley, which would be a first for Kodiak girls’ basketball.
The girls already made history this past weekend when they upset #1 seed Peyton 49-41 in an exciting preliminary game, making it to the District championship game for the first time. The Kodiaks trailed by five at half-time before making a 12-2 run in the third quarter, never looking back. Balanced scoring was the key, along with aggressive play on defense. Senior Grace H. led all scorers with 14 points, a career high for the captain, and CSS hit eight 3-pointers, a record for the season. Captain Kate G. ’20 (11 points), Whitney R. ’21 (11 points), and Sarina M. ’20 (10 points) rounded out the scoring attack. Freshman Mia C. started at point guard for the Kodiaks this weekend, asserting herself on the offensive end with poised passes and ball handling, along with timely scoring. A deep bench for the Kodiaks with Lauren M. ’20, Bailey R. ’21, Alair F. ’21, and senior Molly B. could just be the key to making a run deep within the tournament.
Like CSS, Dawson School is an NAIS independent K-12 school, located at 10455 Dawson Dr., Lafayette, just shy of 100 miles north of Colorado Springs. Fan vans will depart CSS, along with the team, at 2:00 p.m. and head to Park Meadows Mall for lunch and then on to Lafayette for the games. Contact Coach Vaughan if you are interested in riding up on a fan van to the games on Friday.
Regional Basketball Admissions:
Adults – $8.00 / Sr. Citizens (60+) – $6.00 / K-12 Students – $6.00