The Regis Jesuit girls basketball team reacts after receiving the plaque for winning the Bobbi Brown-Vandenberg Region of the Class 5A girls state basketball playoffs on March 1, 2019, at the Denver Coliseum. The second-seeded Raiders downed No. 7 Horizon 68-37 in a Great 8 contest to earn their way into the Final Four. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel)

DENVER | Shooters shoot and so does Avery VanSickle.

The Regis Jesuit sophomore sharpshooter took plenty of shots Friday at the Denver Coliseum — a place that often makes even the best shooters uncomfortable — and knocked down plenty of them to help the Raiders to an impressive 68-37 Class 5A Great 8 win over Horizon.

VanSickle knocked down four 3-points on her way to a game-high 25 points — and senior Fran Belibi added 23 as second-seeded Regis Jesuit cruised past the seventh-seeded Hawks to make the Final Four for a third straight season.

Coach Carl Mattei’s Raiders will see a familiar opponent in the March 7 semifinals when they square off against rival Grandview, the two-time 5A state champions which defeated them in last season’s final, in a 7 p.m. contest at the Denver Coliseum.

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

(2) REGIS JESUIT 68, (7) HORIZON 37

Score by quarters:

Horizon          3  11  13  10 — 37

Regis Jesuit  19  18  15  16 — 68

HORIZON (37)

Caleese Ramirez 3 0-0 7, Aly Jimenez 2 3-5 7, Olivia Waufle 0 1-4 1, Sam Deem 4 4-7 12, Arielle Wisne 4 1-2 9, Lexi Ponzio 0 1-2 1, Audra Vine 0 0-0 0, Sophie Castillo 0 0-0 0, Arianna Delgado 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 10-20 37.

REGIS JESUIT (68)

Francesca Belibi 6 11-14 23, Sidney Weigand 2 0-0 4, Avery VanSickle 8 5-7 25, Jada Moore 2 2-4 6, Samantha Jones 2 0-0 4, Grace Weigand 2 2-2 6, Madden McHugh 0 0-0 0, Colleen Mulbarger 0 0-0 0, Michelle East 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 20-27 68.

3-point field goals — Horizon: Caleese Ramirez; Regis Jesuit (4): Avery VanSickle 4. Total fouls — Horizon 14, Regis Jesuit 18. Fouled outRegis Jesuit: Samantha Jones. Technical fouls — None.