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Colorado state basketball tournament: Live scores and updates — boys and girls championships

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The finals for the Colorado high school state basketball tournaments in Classes 5A and 4A are underway with the boys and girls championship games taking place Saturday. The Denver Post will be at the Denver Coliseum and University of Denver covering all of the action on Championship Saturday.

Live updates and scores (which will be updated quarterly, with game recaps posted promptly after each game) and the schedule are posted below. Refresh the page for scoring updates.

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5A Boys championship
at Denver Coliseum

No. 1 ThunderRidge (25-2) vs. No. 2 Fossil Ridge (26-1), 7 p.m.

5A Girls championship
at Denver Coliseum

No. 1 Valor Christian (25-3) vs. No. 3 Grandview (17-9), 5 p.m.

4A Boys championship
at Denver Coliseum

No. 1 Lewis-Palmer (26-1) vs. No. 2 Pueblo South (27-0), 1:30 p.m.

4A Girls championship
at Denver Coliseum

No. 2 Mullen 44, No. 1 Windsor 38

10:46 a.m. One quarter in, the Mustangs defense already has five blocks, numerous deflections and only two baskets surrendered against the high-powered Windsor attack. With Allison Schwertner and Evenyce Gutierrez scoring four apiece, the Mustangs lead 10-5. — Matt Schubert

12:06 p.m. The clamps came down in the second quarter, as Mullen’s long, athletic and disciplined defense held the Wizards scoreless for nearly five-and-a-half minutes. Schwertner fueled the offense on the other end, with the 6-foot-3 sophomore guard knocking down a 3 from the corner as part of a 12-0 run. A brief spurt from the Wizards near the end of the half drew the score to 22-12, but Schwertner sank a pair of free throws with 4.5 seconds left to stake Mullen to a 24-12 halftime lead. — Matt Schubert

12:31 p.m. The momentum completely turned in the third quarter, as Windsor’s zone defense flustered the Mustangs and the Wizards got hot on the other end. Alexis Backhaus got room to shoot and buried a pair of 3-pointers, the last of which put the Wizards ahead 31-29 going into the fourth quarter. — Matt Schubert

1 p.m. With her team’s title dreams on the line, Mullen senior Imani Perez delivered, sinking all eight of her free throws in the frame to rally the Mustangs to their third title in four years. — Matt Schubert

3A Boys championship
at DU’s Hamilton Gymnasium

No. 5 Centauri (24-1) vs. No. 3 Aspen (26-0), 6 p.m.

3A Girls championship
at DU’s Hamilton Gymnasium

No. 1 Platte Valley (25-0) vs. No. 2 University (22-4), 4 p.m.

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Live tweets

Live updates, tweets, photos, analysis and more from the 2022 Colorado high school state basketball tournament on March 12, 2022.

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