BROOMFIELD - The Holy Family girls basketball team are well on its way to bringing home another state title.
The Tigers, who had won four consecutive state titles before losing in Sweet 16 last season, were chosen the No. 2 overall seed in this year’s Class 3A state tournament by Colorado High School Activities Association on Sunday.
The Tigers open the state tournament at home on Friday at 4:30 p.m. when they host 31st-seeded Sheridan (12-11 overall) in the opening round of the state tournament.
Holy Family (17-5) won the Metro League District Tournament last Saturday, when the Tigers beat Bishop Machebeuf Buffaloes 59-46 in the Metro League championship game at Manual High School.
The Holy Family boys are the No. 3 seed and will host Buena Vista on Friday at 6 p.m.
The Tigers came close to getting the top seed in the tournament, but lost to Kent Denver Sun Devils 45-41 on Saturday in Metro League District championship game at Manual.
Holy Family finished the district tourney 2-1, beating Jefferson Academy 52-50 and Peak to Peak 52-43.
With the victory Kent Denver has the No. 1 seed and Colorado Springs Christian is the second-seed.
Belleview Christian girls swept the 1A District 8 tournament, winning all three of its games and is the No. 3 seed at the regional tournament which is played at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
The Bruins will face the winner of No. 4 Pawnee and No. 9 Otis on Saturday.
Belleview Christian got some revenge on rival Jim Elliot Christian on Mar. 2, beating the Warriors 43-33 in the title match.
Sydney Ahaneku led the way with 22 points, 11 boards and eight blocks, Jim Elliot beat Belleview Christian earlier this season 43-37.
The Jefferson Academy girls basketball team earned the No. 28 seed for the Class 3A state tournament.
The Jaguars will face fifth-seeded Moffat County on Friday in the opening round.
Jefferson Academy (10-12) won one of three games at the regional district tournament, beating Peak to Peak 42-38.
The Jaguars lost 50-24 to Holy Family and 52-44 to Kent Denver.
The Jaguars’ boys basketball team put up a good fight at the Metro District tournament, but fell short of its state bid.
They opened the tourney by giving Holy Family a scare, before falling 52-50. Jefferson Academy (9-11 overall) then lost to Faith Christian 53-40 on Mar. 1 to get knocked out of the tournament.
Brody Hornaday was the Jaguars’ leading scorer this season with 18.4 points, while Bryson Sharpley also averaged 14.3 points and was Jefferson Academy’s leading rebounder with 9.5 boards a game.