BROOMFIELD – Off a turnover late in the second quarter, Holy Family senior Isabelle Hren heaved the ball three-quarters of the court to freshman Genevieve Gudino for an easy layup. Moments later, the two connected again – a similar setup, the same result.

Once gelling, the Tigers could not be stopped.

Hren finished just shy of her third triple-double of the season — 18 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists — and Holy Family ended Berthoud’s undefeated season with a 66-30 win Tuesday night.

Hren also had seven steals to lead an effective defensive effort and Gudino added 12 points off the bench for the Tigers (10-2, 3-0 4A Tri-Valley), who won for the third straight time to open league play.

“We just worked as a team,” Gudino said. “We pulled through together.”

Berthoud (11-1, 2-1), averaging 64.5 points per game coming in, had no answer for Holy Family’s harassing D. The Tigers stuck to the Spartans like honey — poking, picking and plunging on loose balls en route to 20 steals.

It was the first time the Spartans were held to less than 50 points since their 51-16 loss to Air Academy last year in second round of the Class 4A playoffs.

“The aggressiveness was definitely new for us,” said Berthoud sophomore guard Emily Cavey, who led the Spartans with 12 points. “Our team needed to see that.”

Holy Family turned a competitive game into a no-doubter with a 20-0 run that stretched from the middle of second quarter to the middle of the third.

The Tigers scored the last nine points of the half to go up 28-19. Hren scooped up a pair of Berthoud turnovers in the final 40 seconds and hit Gudino in stride to the basket with a couple nifty passes.

“We have a good running game,” Hren said. “I knew she would get there and I know all of our team works to get open. I just look up, they’re there.”

Hren recorded her fifth consecutive double-double and ninth of the season. She’s now averaging 16 points, 11.6 rebounds and seven assists on the year.

“She’s an unselfish player,” Holy Family coach Ron Rossi said. “She came up big when she needed to today.”

The Tigers continued to have their way in the third and held the Spartans scoreless for the first 3:18 of the quarter to push the lead to 39-19. Hren went coast-to-coast for a layup and Paige Giltner capped off the run by turning an offensive rebound into a 3-point play.

Breanna Fowler ended the scoring drought of 7:01 with a 10-foot jumper at the 4:42 mark of the third.

“We knew that the first three minutes of the second half was going to tell whether we were going to be able to reel them in or they were going to take the hook and go,” Berthoud coach Alan Gibson said. “And they sure went. They took the hook and snapped the line.”

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Holy Family 66, Berthoud 30

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Cavey 3 3-4 12, Campbell 0 0-0 0, Davidson 2 1-6 5, Meis 2 2-3 7, Fowler 1 1-4 3, Decker 0 0-0 0, Ellis 0 2-2 2, Rennaker 0 1-2 1, Stockley 0 0-0 0, Burdette 0 0-0 0, Barcewski 0 0-0 0, Milan 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 10-21 30.


McKenzie 1 0-0 2, Gudino 6 0-1 12, Thomas 0 0-0 0, Sanders 0 0-0 0, Hren 9 0-3 18, Giltner 3 2-4 9, Gardon 2 0-0 4, As. Ward 1 0-0 2, Am. Ward 3 4-4 10, Romero 0 0-0 0, Aanerud 0 1-2 1, Pittenger 4 0-0, 8, Winters 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 7-14 66.

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3-point field goals — Berthoud (4): Cavey 3, Meis; Holy Family (1): Giltner.