Grandview’s Marya Hudgins heads towards the basket after catching an outlet pass during the first quarter of the second-seeded Wolves’ 79-30 Class 5A Great 8 girls basketball playoff win over No. 6 Chaparral on March 16, 2021, at Grandview High School. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | The Grandview girls basketball team dominated its exclusively Centennial League schedule during the regular season and the results have remained the same against a different set of opponents.

The Wolves — seeded third in the Class 5A girls state basketball playoffs despite an undefeated record — posted their third straight lopsided postseason victory Tuesday night with a 79-30 Great 8 victory over sixth-seeded Chaparral, a 13-win team.

Junior Marya Hudgins outscored the Wolverines by herself 7-5 in the opening quarter as coach Josh Ulitzky’s Grandview team got off and running early and cruised to its sixth consecutive berth in 5A’s Final Four.

Hudgins led the way in scoring with 15 points, while junior Lauren Betts added 14 and seniors Addison O’Grady and Dasiya Jones had 12 and 11, respectively.

The roadblock in the way of Grandview’s quest to make it to the 5A state championship game for a fifth straight season — including last season’s game, which wasn’t played due to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic — is rival Regis Jesuit.

The Wolves visit the second-seeded Raiders at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with a spot in Sunday night’s 5A final at stake. No. 1 Valor Christian and No. 4 Highlands Ranch meet in the other semifinal.

Grandview’s first two postseason forays this year included a 74-19 victory over Pine Creek and 82-33 defeat of Columbine, giving them an average winning margin of 52 points. The Wolves didn’t quite match that, but faced raised competition in Chaparral, which had lost to only Regis Jesuit and Highlands Ranch (two other Final Four teams) previously.

Led by Hudgins, the Wolves stepped on the gas pedal from the beginning and built a 20-point lead after just one quarter.

The margin grew to nearly 30 by halftime with Hudgins and O’Grady scoring six points apiece in the second quarter and the team kept spreading the wealth in the second half as nine players scored. All 10 Grandview players who got into the game scored at least two points.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports


Score by quarters:

Chaparral    5     8   7  10 — 30

Grandview  25  16  24  14 — 79


Payton Bang 2 1-2 6, Riley Smith 0 0-0 0, Teja Tsangarakis 2 2-2 6, Avery Bang 5 0-0 10, Brie Murphy 0 0-0 0, Maddison Neale 1 1-2 3, Alexus Glover 1 0-0 2, Reagan Lentell 1 1-2 3. Totals 12 5-8 30.


Breelyn Robinson 3 0-0 7, Addison O’Grady 6 0-0 12, Marya Hudgins 5 4-4 15, Dasiya Jones 4 2-2 11, Lauren Betts 6 2-3 14, Libby Campbell 2 3-3 8, Amaya Charles 2 0-0 5, Jolene Ramiro 1 0-0 3, Jade Weathersby 0 2-2 2, Auto Thomas 1 0-0 2. Totals 30 13-14 79.

3-point field goals — Chaparral: Payton Bang. Grandview (6): Libby Campbell, Amaya Charles, Marya Hudgins, Dasiya Jones, Jolene Ramiro, Breelyn Robinson. Total fouls — Chaparral 9, Grandview 10. Fouled out — None. Technical fouls — None.

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