Boys bas­ket­ball

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Kyle New­man Tarka­nian Clas­sic, Las Ve­gas: No. 1 Thun­derRidge (7-0) at No. 4 Chero­kee Trail (5-1), 7 p.m. Fri­day:

Here is a look at the mar­quee games and tour­na­ments to keep an eye on this week in boys and girls bas­ket­ball. The pres­ti­gious na­tional tour­na­ment be­gan last week and fea­tures an ar­ray of elite Colorado teams, in­clud­ing 5A No. 1 Thun­derRidge, No. 2 Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton, No. 3 Grand­view, No. 6 Ea­gle­crest, No. 8 Den­ver East, No. 9 Over­land, Fort Collins, Lin­coln, Cha­parral and 4A No. 2

Highly touted sophomore guard Kenny Foster and the 6-foot-8 tan­dem of ju­niors John Harge and Will Becker pose a chal­lenge for the un­de­feated Bi­son, who fea­ture se­niors Mar­quise John­son, Dy­lan Holt and Tre Early — all of whom are av­er­ag­ing dou­ble-digit points.

An early Christ­mas present for area high school bas­ket­ball fans is the Grizzlies’ dy­namic

Many of the top girls teams in Colorado are in the Ari­zona desert this week play­ing against na­tion­ally renowned pro­grams. No. 1 Grand­view, No. 3 Cherry Creek, No. 4 High­lands Ranch, No. 5 Hori­zon, Cha­parral and Thun­derRidge are rep­re­sent­ing

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