Sterling, Faith Christian top seeds in 3A basketball brackets

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Faith Christian is the No. 1 seed in the 3A boys basketball bracket. (Jack Eberhard/

AURORA — Sterling’s girls and Faith Christian’s boys both were No. 1 seeds in the Class 3A state basketball brackets released on Sunday.

Faith Christian won the always-tough Metro League title at the district tournament over the weekend. The Eagles are 20-2.

Here’s how good the Metro was this season: Lutheran (No. 3 seed), Colorado Academy (No. 4) and Jefferson Academy (No. 9) were all seeded among the top-10. Kent Denver (No. 11) also made the field.

In the 3A format, the top eight seeds will host first round and Sweet 16 games. Other boys hosts include No. 2 Colorado Springs Christian, No. 5 The Pinnacle, No. 6 Sterling, No. 7 Alamosa and No. 8 Moffat County.

See the full 3A boys bracket here.

On the girls’ side, Sterling finished the regular season and district tournament unbeaten at 22-0. The Tigers won the Patriot League.

Other hosts in the girls bracket are No. 2 Pagosa Springs, No. 3 Lutheran, No. 4 Manitou Springs, No. 5 Eaton, No. 6 Moffat County, No. 7 Olathe and No. 8 Bennett.

See the full 3A girls bracket here.

The Great 8 and beyond, for both boys and girls, will be held at the Colorado School of Mines from March 12-14.