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Tena a question mark for tonight’s game

No one questions the toughness of Roaring Fork basketball player Christian Tena – especially now.The junior rebound leader injured his foot in the first half of Saturday’s regional championship against University, but grimaced through the second half to help his team to a 76-49 victory and a spot in the state championship tournament.But whether he can go in tonight’s playoff game in Fort Collins against Faith Christian (20-4) remains to be seen. It turns out it wasn’t just a bruise Tena could walk off, but a fractured bone in his foot.”He had surgery (Monday), and they put a screw in,” Roaring Fork coach Roger Walters said. “We don’t know if he can play or not. We don’t know how effective he will be if he can, or how much pain he will be in. So it’s kind of up in the air.”Regardless of whether Tena can go at 100 percent, Roaring Fork’s (20-3) defense will likely have its hands full with Jordan Long, who averages 24 points per contest. Chad Richard adds 13.6, and both are better than 36 percent from beyond the arc.”They are really athletic, play up-tempo and they have the Class 3A leading scorer,” Walters said. “They do kind of resemble us a little. They like to get up on the floor and pressure the ball a little bit.”The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. at Moby Arena on the Colorado State University campus. The winners advance to Friday’s semifinal game against either Kent Denver (23-1) or Yuma (15-10) at 7 p.m. The losers play in the consolation bracket at 11:45 p.m.The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. at Moby Arena on the Colorado State University campus. The winners advance to Friday’s semifinal game against either Kent Denver (23-1) or Yuma (15-10) at 7 p.m. The losers play in the consolation bracket at 11:45 p.m.


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