State basketball: Grand Valley girls win; RF, GV boys, Basalt girls all lose in first round |

State basketball: Grand Valley girls win; RF, GV boys, Basalt girls all lose in first round

The opening round of the state basketball tournament was kind to one local team, while other teams felt the sting of first-round loses.

The Grand Valley girls pulled off a huge upset beating Holyoke, 61-50 in the Class 2A tournament. Holyoke came into the tourney with a 22-1 record while Grand Valley was 17-4 and a No. 6 seed. The Lady Cardinals will play at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the semifinals against the winner of Rocky Ford-Paonia.

The Grand Valley boys won’t get the chance to defend their Class 2A state title after they were defeated by Sedgwick County, 41-39. The Cardinals were a No. 1 seed. They will now play in the consolation bracket at 1:15 tomorrow.

The Grand Valley teams are playing in Pueblo.

In Class 3A Roaring Fork boys lost to defending state champ Eaton, 37-25. The Rams will play in the consolation bracket tomorrow at 10:15 a.m.

The Aspen Skiers boys team will be on the court later tonight. The Class 3A tournament is in Fort Collins.

In Class 3A girls, the Basalt Longhorns, which placed second last year, was defeated by Colorado Springs-Christian, 67-49. Basalt will now play in the consultation bracket in the morning.

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