Boys and Girls Basketball Top Ten and Key Game Predictions

Boys Basketball State Championship Predictions

Boys Basketball State Championship Predictions

We have reached the finish line.  The remaining teams put it all on the line to win a State Title.  Congratulations to all teams in the State Championship and Good Luck!!

Class 1A

Playoff Prediction Record: 18-4, 82%

#3 De Beque over #1 Belleview Christian

Belleview Christian moved into the State Championship beating Granada 58 to 46.  Belleview Christian was challenged by Granada and actually was trailing at halftime.  Belleview Christian responded well in the second half especially in the 3rd quarter outscoring Granada 22-6.  Belleview Christian now must quickly refocus.  De Beque moved into the State Championship with a 47 to 43 win over Merino.  This was a great game.  De Beque took an early lead and never gave it up.  Both teams really battled, and this turned into the game I expected.  I am picking De Beque over Belleview Christian.  De Beque has been here in the past 3 years and the experience I think help them in this game.  Wes Ryan will be key to De Beque to pull the upset of Belleview Christian. 

Class 2A

Playoff Prediction Record: 18-4, 82%

#1 Wray over #2 Limon

Meeting #2 between the #1 and #2 teams in the State in Class 2A.  Wray moved into the State Championship beating Yuma 64 to 59.  In a rivalry game anything can happen and both teams played well.  Wray won all but the 4th quarter which powered them to the close win.  It’s never easy to beat a team twice in the same season and Wray did just that against Yuma and look to try again against Limon.  Limon moved into the State Championship with a dominate performance against Peyton 60 to 38.  Limon played great in the game and used their defense limiting Peyton to under 10 points in the first 3 quarters.  Limon now looks to avenge their only loss of the season when they meet with Wray in the State Championship.  Wray beat Limon during the regular season 72 to 66.  I expect a very similar game if not closer.  I am going with Wray over Limon.  Will be a battle between two very good teams and will be a great game.

Class 3A

Playoff Prediction Record: 18-4, 82%

#1 St. Mary’s over #2 Lutheran

St. Mary’s moved into the State Championship beating Manitou Springs for the second time 73 to 68.  St. Mary’s trailed heading into the 4th quarter but outscored Manitou Springs 21 to 10 to come from behind and win.  St. Mary’s now has to quickly refocus against a very good Lutheran team.  Lutheran moved into the State Championship beating Sterling in OT 56 to 50.  Lutheran trailed heading into the second half 30 to 17.  Lutheran then outscored Sterling 20 to 7 in the 3rd quarter.  Lutheran was able to force OT and able to complete the comeback in OT.  Lutheran like St. Mary’s must also refocus and the game we have all been waiting for between St. Mary’s and Lutheran takes place.  This should be a great game.  I am going with St. Mary’s over Lutheran.  I think St. Mary’s guards and scoring depth prove to be to much.  If Lutheran can keep it a lower scoring game they can win this game.