Posted On: 03/10/21 1:22 PM

We expected some chaos in the first round of the 5A CHSAA state playoffs, but we did not expect multiple upsets, games coming down to the wire, and players to set new career-highs. But that is the beauty of March Madness. Here, we take a look at some of the top performers from the opening round. 

Fletcher Cheezum – Montrose

Montrose has been a team that has been winning plenty of games the last few seasons and is always in the mix in the postseason. This game is no different as they are a team that has handled business all season long and are ready to prove that they again belong. They got things started in their first game with a convincing win over Palmer Ridge in which they had three players finish in double figures. The leading scorer in the game is junior shooting guard Cheezum who has been having a solid year. The Indians have called upon him to lead the way a few times this year, and this was a moment he was ready for. Cheezum finished with a game-high 21 points and aggressive in his efforts. He got inside of the lane, finished a perfect 8-8

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