SHS basketball teams head into playoffs
FARMER’S KORNER Selection Sunday brought good news to both the boys and girls basketball teams of Summit High School.The Tiger boys (14-9) have received a No. 7 seed and will be hosting No. 10 Montrose (10-10) in a first-round game Wednesday. The Lady Tigers (8-13) are seeded No. 11 and will travel to No. 6 Northridge (15-8) Tuesday.
Boys coach Mike Rathgeber, who had planned on traveling to Summit’s first-round playoff game, was pleasantly surprised by a change in the Colorado High School Activity Association’s playoff format that abolished neutral sites in the first round. Summit girls coach Dylan Hollingsworth seemed satisfied with his team’s playoff seed. “If figured that if we had won Thursday, we would have been a nine or 10,” Hollingsworth said. “But with the loss, I was thinking we would get 11, 12 or miss the bubble. You have to win 10 games to feel like you’re definitely getting into the playoffs and we fell short of that. It was a crap shoot with where all the other teams fell.”
The Tiger boys, which have not won a playoff game during Rathgeber’s six-year tenure, shared two common opponents with the Indians this season: D’Evelyn, which beat Summit by 28 points and Montrose by 25, and Glenwood Springs, which beat Summit by six and Montrose by five.”We’re expecting a really close game,” Rathgeber said. “You can’t go by their record because they played 50 percent of their games against 5A teams.”
SHS playoff basketball gamesGirls: No. 11 SHS at No. 6 Northridge, Tuesday, 7 p.m.Boys: No. 10 Montrose at No. 7 SHS, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
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