MONTROSE — For the first time since 1992, Montrose boys basketball is headed to the Final 4.
In a matchup of unbeaten teams, Montrose topped Steamboat Springs 61-47 in the Class 4A Great 8.
"Great team win tonight," Montrose coach Ryan Voehringer said. "I thought our team defense was outstanding. Steamboat is very well-coached and very hard to guard. A credit to my guys."
Aside from an early 6-4 Steamboat lead, Montrose controlled the game from the start. It was 16-9 after the first quarter, 31-21 at halftime, and 43-32 after three quarters.
"I thought we did a nice job of executing on the offensive end and putting guys in nice positions to score against a very good defensive team," Voehringer said. "I'm so happy for these guys. They've worked so hard for this opportunity. I told them on the way out of the locker room enjoy the moment and take nothing for granted."
Luke Hutto scored 24 points and aded four assists and five rebounds to lead Montrose.
"I think it was our best team win of the season," Hutto said. "Everyone brought something to the table and we all scored and defended when we needed too. I'm excited to play in the Final 4 and we've definitely earned it.”
Ashden Oberg added 18 points and nine rebounds.
"It was a physical game and they were a good team and we came together as a team and played our game," Oberg said.
Trey Reese scored 11, had five rebounds, and three assists.
"That was one of the best games we ever had," Reese said. “I think Luke and Oberg had big possessions in the game. We got to the line and made our free throws. Another step closer to what we all been working on all year."
Steamboat was led by Cade Gedeon, who had 17 points, and Parker Lindquist, who had nine.
"It wasn't our night," Steamboat coach Michael Vandahl said. "The more aggressive team. I am extremely proud of our seniors."