Rangeview freshman Ny’Era West (23) elevates for a layup attempt during the first half of the Raiders’ 70-14 loss to Cherry Creek in a Class 5A Sweet 16 girls basketball playoff contest on Feb. 26, 2019, at Cherry Creek High School. The 13th-seeded Raiders had their season end 20-5. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel)

GREENWOOD VILLAGE | The Rangeview girls basketball team had its hands full in a visit to Cherry Creek Feb. 26 for a Class 5A Sweet 16 playoff contest.

The homestanding and fourth-seeded Bruins came out firing at the start and held the 13th-seeded Raiders scoreless in the second quarter en route to a 70-14 victory and a spot in the Great 8.

Rangeview put up nine points in the opening quarter — capped by a 3-pointer from senior Amari Bullock — but managed just five points in the subsequent three quarters.

Still, coach La Monte Weddle’s team took a big step forward as the EMAC runner-up Raiders finished 20-5 — the program’s best record since it went 21-3 in the 2011-12 season — and made it to 5A’s Sweet 16 for the first time in at least the last 13 seasons.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Sports Editor. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Sentinel Prep Sports


Score by quarters:

Rangeview       9    0    2  3 — 14

Cherry Creek  22  17  28  3 — 70