MEAD — Having reached the Sweet 16 in each of the past two postseasons, the Holy Family girls basketball team is rolling right along down the home stretch of the 2018-19 regular season and continues to build momentum towards next week's playoffs.

After the fifth-ranked Tigers (17-5, 14-1) beat Tri-Valley League opponent Mead (6-17, 3-13), 61-38 on the road Thursday, they have now won 10 straight games. Thursday's game was the Tigers' third in a three-day span, which included a big win over two-time reigning state champion Evergreen (No. 4) on Wednesday.

"I feel like we're in the NBA with how many games we've played," Tigers head coach Ron Rossi said. "We've had five games in seven days, and three in the last three days. But it's been a great week because we've had that adversity and it has really pulled us together."

If the Tigers were worn down, it didn't show at the defensive end of the floor.

On the road, the Tigers held the Mavericks to four points in the first quarter and carried a 27-15 at halftime. The Tigers have held their last three opponents under 40 points.

Tigers sophomore Genevieve Gudino (14.7 ppg) scored a game-high 21 points. Nine of the 10 Tigers players who checked into Thursday's game scored at least two points.

In his 16th season at Holy Family, Tigers head coach Ron Rossi emerged from the victory over Mead with 499 wins in his career as a high school coach, which also spans time as the boys coach at Lakewood and Arvada. He has a good chance to reach 500 career victories when the Tigers take on No. 8 Berthoud in their regular-season finale on Saturday. Also if the Tigers win on Saturday, they would share the league title with Windsor.


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Sophomore Savanna Gribbling led Mead with a career-high 12 points.

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Holy Family 61, Mead 38

At Mead H.S.

MEAD (6-17, 3-13)

Maher 0 2-2 2, Gribbling 2 2-5 12, Martinez 1 0-0 2, Boston 2 2-2 7, Muntz 2 0-2 4, Glynn 3 0-2 6, O'Dell 1 3-5 5, Cloke 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 9-18 38.

HOLY FAMILY (17-5, 14-1)

McKenzie 0 0-0 0, Gudino 8 0-0 21, Thomas 1 2-2 5, Sanders 1 0-0 2, Wells 1 0-0 3, Gordon 3 0-2 6, Whitlock 5 0-0 11, Ward 5 0-0 11, Winters 0 2-2 2, Aanerud 3 1-4 7. Totals 23 6-12 61.

Score by quarters:

Holy Family       11 16 22 12  — 61
Mead                    4 11 10 13  — 38

3-point field goals — Holy Family (9): Gudino 5, Thomas, Wells, Whitlock, Ward; Mead (3): Gribbling 2, Boston. Total fouls — Holy Family 16, Mead 11.