Creek girls make it to Final Four
Front row, left to right, Jill Bremner, Cara McNiff, Allison Dwinnell, Hannah Young, Molly Rohrer, Hannah Colter, Brittni Bivins. Back row, Sydney Mech, Xena Land, Olivia McCann, Liv Ayers, Laura Pranger, Lauren McMillan
By Tom Barry
Earlier this month, there was a notable achievement by the Cherry Creek High School girls basketball team. The Bruins 5A team made it to the Final Four for the first time in 11 years, having won the Centennial League championship with an amazing 13 and 1 record.
The team ended up with an overall record of 19 wins and eight losses.
The most painful loss was in Boulder in the team’s last playoff game. Broomfield’s offense was unstoppable and Creek was not able to play its game. The Bruins typically held competitors to 40 in a game throughout the season, but the Eagles had scored 40 points by halftime.
The Broomfield girls gave their retiring Coach Mike Croell a gift to remember, winning the state championship by a five-point margin defeating ThunderRidge.
Creek could prove once again to be a formidable competitor next year with many of the young team returning, including most starters that were freshmen and sophomores last season.
“The future is bright. We just have to develop the young ones we have. They are off to a good start getting to the Final Four this year. Hopefully, we can build on that,” said Chris Curneen, a veteran basketball coach who has been at Creek intermittently since coaching freshmen boys in 1991.
“With the kids we have and the young core that we have, I think we have a good chance of doing some really good things in the future,” Curneen said.
The hoopsters will begin spring ball in two weeks with open gym and lifting in preparation for next season.
Molly Rohrer, a senior, will play basketball at Colorado State University at Pueblo.
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