Sand Creek girls basketball upsets Montrose on the road

(Vanessa Vandehey)

MONTROSE — Sand Creek girls basketball trailed 7-0, 12-6, 21-17, 28-24, but no matter.

The Scorpions mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter to pull off an upset of Montrose in the first round of the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament, 35-33.

Down 28-21 late in the third quarter, a 3-pointer at the buzzer seemed to give Sand Creek, the No. 34 seed, some momentum against No. 31 Montrose.

With 1:30 to play, Sand Creek tied the game. Then, two free throws gave them the lead — and the win.

"On an occasion their press bothered us," said Montrose sophomore Kennadie Minerich. "We have some areas we need to work on. We played our hearts out and we will miss the seniors. We played our best and gave it our all."