Girls Basketball: 2014 Class 5A state playoff bracket, pairings

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AURORA | Seedings and pairings for the 2014 Class 5A girls state basketball tournament as released on Feb. 23. The top four seeds in each region receive byes in the first round and play at home in the second round. Higher seeds are home teams in each round. Aurora teams bold and uppercased:

2014 CLASS 5A GIRLS STATE BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS

SHARON WILCH REGION

Top four seeds: No. 1 Fossil Ridge (22-1), No. 2 ThunderRidge (17-6), No. 3 Pine Creek (21-2), No. 4 Denver East (18-4)

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First round (Feb. 25)

No. 9 Palmer (8-15) at NO. 8 RANGEVIEW (15-8)

No. 12 Douglas County (9-14) at No. 5 Fairview (15-8)

No. 10 Chatfield (7-16) vs. No. 7 Legacy (9-14)

No. 11 SMOKY HILL (5-18) at No. 6 Dakota Ridge (16-7)

Second round (Feb. 28)

Palmer/RANGEVIEW winner at No. 1 Fossil Ridge (22-1)

Douglas Co./Fairview winner at No. 4 Denver East (18-4)

Chatfield/Legacy winner at No. 2 ThunderRidge (17-6)

SMOKY HILL/Dakota Ridge winner at No. 3 Pine Creek (21-2)

KAYE GARMS REGION

Top four seeds: No. 1 GRANDVIEW (21-2), No. 2 Rampart (18-5), No. 3 Mountain Vista (19-4), No. 4 Horizon (18-5)

First round (Feb. 25)

No. 9 Loveland (11-12) at No. 8 Chaparral (9-14)

No. 12 Fruita Monument (10-13) at No. 5 Castle View (16-7)

No. 10 GATEWAY (12-11) at No. 7 George Washington (18-5)

No. 11 OVERLAND (8-15) at No. 6 Fort Collins (10-13)

Second round (Feb. 28)

Loveland/Chaparral winner at NO. 1 GRANDVIEW (21-2), 7 p.m.

Fruita Monument/Castle View winner at No. 4 Horizon (18-5)

GATEWAY/Geo. Washington winner at No. 2 Rampart (18-5)

OVERLAND/Ft. Collins winner at No. 3 Mountain Vista (19-4)

RHONDA BLANFORD-GREEN REGION

Top four seeds: NO. 1 REGIS JESUIT (21-2), No. 2 Lakewood (22-1), No. 3 Highlands Ranch (19-4), No. 4 Brighton (17-6)

First round (Feb. 25)

No. 9 Bear Creek (11-12) at No. 8 Rocky Mountain (9-14)

NO. 12 EAGLECREST (5-18) at No. 5 Ralston Valley (18-5)

No. 10 Mountain Range (10-13) at No. 7 Doherty (10-12), 7 p.m.

No. 11 Montbello (12-11) at NO. 6 CHEROKEE TRAIL (10-13), 7 p.m.

Second round (Feb. 28)

Bear Creek/Rocky Mtn. winner at NO. 1 REGIS JESUIT (21-2), 7 p.m.

EAGLECREST/Ralston Valley winner at No. 4 Brighton (17-6)

Mountain Range/Doherty winner at No. 2 Lakewood (22-1)

Montbello/CHEROKEE TRAIL winner at No. 3 Highlands Ranch (19-4)

ALICE BARRON REGION

Top four seeds: No. 1 Cherry Creek (20-3), No. 2 Poudre (18-5), No. 3 Grand Junction (21-2), No. 4 Rock Canyon (16-7)

First round (Feb. 25)

No. 9 Columbine (11-12) at No. 8 Littleton (14-9)

No. 12 Liberty (8-15) at No. 5 Arapahoe (14-9)

No. 10 Standley Lake (9-13) at No. 7 Legend (12-11)

No. 11 Westminster (12-11) at No. 6 Monarch (16-7)

Second round (Feb. 28)

Columbine/Littleton winner at No. 1 Cherry Creek (20-3)

Liberty/Arapahoe winner at No. 4 Rock Canyon (16-7)

Standley Lake/Legend winner at No. 2 Poudre (18-5)

Westminster/Monarch winner at No. 3 Grand Junction (21-2)

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