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Moffat County hoops ready for regionals

Girls play Buena Vista Friday, boys meet Denver Science & Tech

It's March Madness time in Colorado as high schools across the state begin the road to the basketball state playoffs, with 32 teams in each of the 3A boys and girls brackets ready to play in the postseason.

If you go

Moffat County High School basketball regionals

Friday and Saturday

MCHS, 900 Finley Lane

— The varsity basketball teams will host the first two regional rounds of the 3A state playoffs, with winners named regional champions, headed to the Great 8 at Colorado School of Mines.

Friday

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• 3 p.m. Bishop Machebeuf vs. The Pinnacle (Girls)

• 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Academy vs. University (Boys)

• 6 p.m. Moffat County vs. Buena Vista (Girls)

• 7:30 p.m. Moffat County vs. Denver Science & Tech Stapleton (Boys)

Saturday

• 11 a.m. Winner of Moffat County/Buena Vista vs. winner of Bishop Machebeuf/Pinnacle (Girls)

• 12:30 p.m. Winner of Moffat County/Denver Science & Tech vs. winner of Jefferson Academy/University (Boys)

Craig will be right in the thick of things as Moffat County High School brings in six teams for the regional rounds of the playoffs. After the boys and girls varsity teams both won their district tournaments this past weekend, MCHS earned the right to host the first two days of the event.

MCHS girls are the No. 6 seed in 3A hoops, meeting 27th Buena Vista in the first round Friday, while Moffat County boys are seeded eighth in 3A, playing Denver Science & Tech Stapleton, No. 25. Winners will play in Saturday’s Sweet 16 round.

Also playing in Craig will be the girls of Bishop Machebeuf (11th) and The Pinnacle (22nd), as well as the boys of Jefferson Academy (9) and University (24). The victors of each of those games will also play Saturday.

The top teams of the weekend will receive regional championship honors — which the MCHS boys took last season — and head to the state tournament at Colorado School of Mines next week, starting with the Great 8 round March 12.

The weekend schedule follows:

Friday

• 3 p.m. Bishop Machebeuf vs. The Pinnacle (Girls)

• 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Academy vs. University (Boys)

• 6 p.m. Moffat County vs. Buena Vista (Girls)

• 7:30 p.m. Moffat County vs. Denver Science & Tech Stapleton (Boys)

Saturday

• 11 a.m. Winner of Moffat County/Buena Vista vs. winner of Bishop Machebeuf/Pinnacle (Girls)

• 12:30 p.m. Winner of Moffat County/Denver Science & Tech vs. winner of Jefferson Academy/University (Boys)

Statistically, each of the Bulldog squads are the highest ranked of the schools coming to town this weekend, as well as possessing the best season records.

Boys

• Moffat County: 18-4 overall, 13-1 in 3A Western Slope League, 1st place; 1st place at districts; 8th in 3A division

• Denver Science & Tech Stapleton: 13-10 overall, 8-4 in 2A/3A Frontier League, 5th place; 4th place at districts; 25th in 3A division

• Jefferson Academy: 16-6 overall, 5-3 in 2A/3A Metro League, 4th place; 4th place at districts; Ninth in 3A division

• University: 9-14 overall, 5-11 in 2A/3A Patriot League, 7th place; 5th place at districts; 24th in 3A division

Girls

• Moffat County: 17-5 overall, 12-2 in 3A Western Slope League, 2nd place; 1st place at districts; 6th in 3A division

• Buena Vista: 11-12 overall, 4-6 in 3A Tri-Peaks League, 7th place; 6th place at districts; 27th in 3A division

• Bishop Machebeuf: 15-7 overall, 7-2 in 3A Metro League, 2nd place; 2nd place at districts; 11th in 3A division

• The Pinnacle: 16-7 overall, 8-4 in 2A/3A Frontier League, 4th place; 3rd place at districts; 22nd in 3A division

Contact Andy Bockelman at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com or follow him on Twitter @CDP_Sports.

If you go

Moffat County High School basketball regionals

Friday and Saturday

MCHS, 900 Finley Lane

— The varsity basketball teams will host the first two regional rounds of the 3A state playoffs, with winners named regional champions, headed to the Great 8 at Colorado School of Mines.

Friday

• 3 p.m. Bishop Machebeuf vs. The Pinnacle (Girls)

• 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Academy vs. University (Boys)

• 6 p.m. Moffat County vs. Buena Vista (Girls)

• 7:30 p.m. Moffat County vs. Denver Science & Tech Stapleton (Boys)

Saturday

• 11 a.m. Winner of Moffat County/Buena Vista vs. winner of Bishop Machebeuf/Pinnacle (Girls)

• 12:30 p.m. Winner of Moffat County/Denver Science & Tech vs. winner of Jefferson Academy/University (Boys)