Whenever Broomfield and Holy Family meet up for a sporting battle, particularly in the setting of either of the schools's gymnasiums, it tends to be one of the more raucous environments of the year. So in that regard, their girls basketball game at Castle View tonight as part of the Castle View/ThunderRidge Tournament might not bring that same gusto.

On the court, however, tonight's 7 p.m. second round matchup could be a good one. Broomfield entered the season ranked fourth in Class 5A while Holy Family began the year ranked fifth in 4A.

Both teams are coming off good opening wins, with Broomfield beating Denver East 50-34 behind 13 points and 12 rebounds from Delaynie Byrne. Holy Family, meanwhile, got 32 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals from Katie Chavez in a 59-46 win over host Castle View. 

Holy Family will be looking to break a three-game losing streak in the series, but the Tigers did win two straight over the Eagles back in 2011 and 2012. The past four meetings have been of the blowout variety, but one gets the feeling a tight contest is in store tonight. 

The teams also meet up for their regular season rivalry affair on Jan. 23 at BHS.




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