They’ve done it again!
It is now time for the girls from Kit Carson to defend their 2018 1A basketball title as they took care of business in Saturday’s Region 3 Tournament and punched their ticket to the big show in Greeley at the University of Northern Colorado campus this coming weekend. They enter the tournament as the top seed and will have to continue to play solid team basketball in order to defend last year’s title and win the school’s first-ever Back-to-Back state championships.
Just a year ago the Eads Lady Eagles advanced to the 1A Colorado State Tournament with nary a senior on the team. Therefore, with nearly an identical team on Friday in La Junta, the Eads team held high anticipation of the possibility of another trip to the coveted final eight. However, it would not be as a combination of a hot Sangre de Cristo team, a very sluggish Eads offense, and some officiating that was inconsistent allowing the big girls to foul excessively down low, would prove to be the demise for the Eagles in the semifinals of the Region 3 Tournament on Friday afternoon. The Eads season would disappointingly end with a 52-35 romping at the hands of Sangre de Cristo.
The District 2 Tournament this past week was the next step for the Kit Carson Wildcats to accomplish on their quest for the coveted gold ball.
The Kit Carson boys’ team had all they could handle to keep their very successful season alive last weekend as the Wildcats had to claw and fight their way to a runner-up spot in the District 2 Tournament. That finish is good enough to qualify for the upcoming Region 3 state-qualifying tournament that will be held at the La Junta High School gymnasium on Friday and Saturday. For their efforts they enter the Regional tournament in the #5 position and will have to beat two good teams in Walsh and Creede to advance to the longed for 1A state tournament coming up in another week.