The Shining Mountain girls basketball team fell behind early to Idalia in their Class 1A Region 2 semifinal on Friday evening and could not make up for the play of Idalia senior Maddisen Hoyda in a 43-30 loss at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
The loss ended Shining Mountain's season at 17-6.
Hoyda scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting, and Breann Shaffer provided six points and 10 rebounds for the Wolves (11-12).
Idalia took a 19-10 lead into the halftime, and after both teams scored an equal amount of points in the third quarter it was IHS who proved stronger in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Shining Mountain will look forward to having a majority of its team back in 2019-20, with just three upperclassmen on the roster.
Jefferson Academy boys battle at Coal Ridge
The Jefferson Academy boys led their Class 3A first-round game at Coal Ridge by seven points entering the fourth quarter, but the Titans were able to find a spark on their home gym floor to flip that deficit into a six-point win, 47-41.
The Jaguars scored just three points in the final frame, ending the season at 14-10 as a result.
Prospect Ridge girls can't find the rhythm
After hanging around for the first half against the Cedaredge girls — a 3A quarterfinalist a year ago and a 17-win team coming into Friday's game at Lutheran High in Parker — the Prospect Ridge girls just couldn't get enough buckets to keep pace in a 54-34 loss to the Bruins.
At 15-9, it was a banner year for PRA, a program with just three seasons of CHSAA play under its belt. The Miners had a combined 12 wins between two previous slates of games.
Lyons boys run into a buzzsaw at Yuma
Having to play the Class 2A No. 2 seeded Yuma Indians on their home floor was a tall task for the Lyons Lions, and the hosts proved to be just a dominant as many expect with a 67-37 win.
Still in the game at 28-15 at halftime, Lyons surrendered 21 third-quarter points to YHS (20-2) to put the game out of reach.
Lyons finished the season 7-16.
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