3A basketball roundup: Bayfield shocks The Pinnacle

Don't tell Bayfield they were the No. 28 team in this years 3A boys state basketball tournament.

The Wolverines squeaked into this year's field of 32 teams and were placed near the bottom of the pecking order. But it was they who had the last laugh Friday night. Their reward for making the tournament was to travel to No. 5 overall seed The Pinnacle.

Challenge accepted.

And when it was over and done with, the Timberwolves never stood a chance. The Wolverines pulled the 3A upset of the night with a 75-54 win to advance to the Sweet 16 where they'll face Eaton.

(4) Manitou Springs 47, (29) Jefferson Academy 28

This was anything but a cakewalk for the favored Mustangs. In the second quarter they were facing a 17-0 deficit, but would eventually light their fuse and go on a 47-11 run to end the game.

Sophomore Shelby Megyeri paced the Mustangs with 14 points on the night, 12 of them coming in the second half.

(22) Brush 52, (11) Kent Denver 50

The Sun Devils found themselves down by two, but had the ball with under 10 seconds to go. They couldn't convert on the possession and the Beetdiggers advanced to the Sweet 16.

They'll face Sterling on Saturday where it will be the fourth matchup between the two teams this year.

(25) Liberty Common 67, (8) Bennett 51

Liberty common took the court for their first ever playoff game at the 3A level Friday night. They didn't disappoint their supporters or themselves as they convincingly knocked off Bennett to advance to the Sweet 16.

Halley Milkos scored a team-high 25 points and Kayla Rhoads added 21 of her own to help the Eagles advance to the next round.

More boys results:

BRACKET

  • (1) Faith Christian 69 (32) Liberty Common 39
  • (16) Pagosa Springs 74 (17) Sheridan 65
  • (8) Moffat County 83 (25) DSST Stapleton 58
  • (9) Jefferson Academy 63 (24) University 50
  • (12) Eaton 57 (21) Ridge View Academy 47
  • (4) Colorado Academy 62 (29) Florence 46
  • (13) St. Mary's 62 (20) Frontier Academy 51
  • (2) CSCS 66 (31) Bruce Randolph 30
  • (18) DSST Green Valley Ranch 51 (15) Roaring Fork 36
  • (7) Alamosa 60 (26) Coal Ridge 29
  • (10) Grand Valley 81 (23) Manitou Springs 70
  • (6) Sterling 71 (27) The Academy 40
  • (3) Lutheran 54 (30) La Junta 38
  • (19) Bennett 59 (14) Buena Vista 57

More girls results:

BRACKET

  • (1) Sterling 92 (32) Aurora West 18
  • (16) Lamar 29 (17) The Academy 25
  • (9) St. Mary's 39 (24) Grand Valley 37
  • (5) Eaton 81 (28) Sheridan 40
  • (12) Faith Christian 53 (21) Brush 44
  • (13) Valley 54 (20) Coal Ridge 38
  • (2) Pagosa Springs 49 (31) Arrupe Jesuit 14
  • (18) Colorado Academy 46 (15) Salida 38
  • (7) Olathe 51 (26) Alamosa 27
  • (10) Centauri 57 (23) Middle Park 30
  • (6) Moffat County 67 (27) Buena Vista 53
  • (11) Bishop Machebeuf 66 (22) The Pinnacle 52
  • (3) Lutheran 81 (30) Eagle Ridge Academy 17
  • (14) Trinidad 48 (19) Platte Valley 45