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Posted On: 12/5/16 12:42 AM
After an action-packed first week, here are our rankings heading into the second week of the season:
1. Colorado Springs Christian (2-0; Last week: 1)
The Lions showed they could go high scoring in a rout of Grand Valley in their opener, then showed they could grind through a low-scoring, gritty game when they beat Jefferson Academy 37-33.
2. Manual (0-0, LW: 2)
The Thunderbolts will finally hit the court on Tuesday, when they get a good early test against the Far Northeast Warriors.
3. Resurrection Christian (3-0, LW: 5)
The Cougars blitzed out of the starting gates with victories over The Classical Academy, Rye and Air Academy. Leading the way was standout 5-11 senior guard Tanner Ervin, who scored 95 points in the three games.
4. Lutheran (1-1, LW: 3)
The Lions split a pair of games against teams from Las Vegas (victory) and California (loss) during an out-of-state tournament last weekend. They’ll have an intriguing matchup with DSST Stapleton on Tuesday.
5. Faith Christian (0-0, LW: 4)
The Eagles get things started on Tuesday with a road game at Platte Valley.
6. Manitou Springs (3-0, LW: 6)
The Mustangs cruised to the title at the Trinidad State Invitational with lopsided victories over Custer County, John Mall and La Junta.
7. Colorado Academy (2-0, LW: 8)
The Mustangs opened up with double-digit victories over KIPP Collegiate and Coal Ridge, with 5-11 sophomore guard Hunter Shkapich busting out of the gates with 20 points in the opener.
8. Alamosa (2-1, LW: 7)
The Maroons went 2-1 in their home tournament to begin the season, with the only loss coming 57-45 to 4A Palmer Ridge.
9. Sterling (2-1, LW: 9)
The Tigers finished 2-1 at a tournament in Nebraska, playing all teams from the Cornhusker State.
10. DSST Stapleton (1-2, LW: 10)
Credit the Knights for testing themselves against quality 4A programs that the D’Evelyn/Golden Preview Classic. Stapleton beat Mountain View before falling to D’Evelyn and Pueblo South, both 4A playoff teams last year.