Conference Preview

Posted On: 02/26/16 1:33 AM

The Class 5A playoffs started on Wednesday with 16 first-round games. The state’s highest classification was all chalk early as only one road team (No. 9 Highlands Ranch over No. 8 Monarch) came away with a victory. In the Bill Weimar Region, a couple of road teams, with some of the state’s top players, might be able to secure wins in the second round on Saturday though.

Below we break down each second-round matchup:

 No. 8 Chaparral (9-15) at No. 1 Rangeview (23-0), 3 p.m.

The Scoop: The Wolverines led early and often during a 66-60 home win over Broomfield to open the playoffs. Chaparral is now 5-4 in their last nine games, despite featuring what might be the state’s youngest starting lineup with three freshmen. To already host and win a tournament game with their youth is impressive. Rangeview, unbeaten and unchallenged in weeks, is a daunting team for anyone to face though. This game has plenty of storylines.

Players to watch


Dominic Coleman, 6-4 senior guard. Coleman came through against Broomfield with 22 points, five rebounds and four steals. He also went four of eight from beyond the arc. His experience and ability to impact contests

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