Clear Creek girls to play for 2A state championship

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Golddiggers upset No. 3 Wray in the semifinals; will play top-seeded and unbeaten Yuma for the title

By Alissa Noe

LOVELAND — The Clear Creek girls basketball team is headed to the 2A state championship game.

The seventh-seeded Golddiggers, with 19 points from Grace Werlin, knocked off the No. 3 Wray Eagles, 60-49, on Friday night at the Budweiser Events Center. Clear Creek (25-2) will play top-seeded and undefeated Yuma (26-0) in Saturday night’s state finals, also at the Budweiser Events Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The Golddiggers, who beat No. 2 Simla in Thursday’s quarterfinals, opened the game on a 12-1 run en route to a 24-8 first-quarter lead. The advantage was 23 points – 41-18 – at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Eagles (20-7) threatened to give the Diggers a run for their money, cutting the deficit to single digits at 45-36. But in the fourth, Clear Creek dug deep to get the job done and advance to its first state championship game in school history.

For extended coverage of the 2A state championship game between Clear Creek and Yuma, see next week’s edition of the Clear Creek Courant.