In the Class 5A final Saturday night in Boulder, the two-time defending champion Regis Jesuit Raiders (22-5) look to win a third consecutive title against a white hot Boulder team (25-3) who defeated top seed Highlands Ranch in the semifinals for their 21st consecutive victory.
Regis Jesuit, a school 20-minutes east of Denver, crushed Arapahoe 75-47 in their semifinal game, avenging a December loss. It was their 14th consecutive playoff victory.
Junior Tanner Samson led the semifinal charge with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while three seniors chipped in double-digit scoring efforts.
Arguably the most experienced team in the state, Regis Jesuit’s roster boasts 11 upper-classmen including seven seniors.
Senior guard Riley Grabau leads Boulder with nearly 20 points per game including 30 in the semifinal round.
For Boulder, a win would earn the school its first boys basketball state title since 1979, when ironically enough, the team defeated Regis for the championship.
Colorado at a Glance - All Times MT
Saturday, March 12
Class 1A @ University of Northern Colorado - Greeley
5:15 p.m. - Caliche vs. Springfield
Class 2A @ Colorado State University - Pueblo
5:15 p.m. - Lutheran Parker vs. Lutheran of Denver
Class 3A @ Colorado State University - Ft. Collins
5:15 p.m.. - Faith Christian vs. Jefferson Academy
Class 4A @ CU Coors Events Center - Boulder
6:00 p.m. - Windsor vs. Sterling
Class 5A @ CU Coors Events Center - Boulder
8:00 p.m. - Regis Jesuit vs. Boulder