The Chaparral Wolverines and Rangeview Raiders have been in the Basketball Colorado Top10 the entire season and both teams are primed for a championship.
Chaparral came into this season as one of the favorites to get to the finals. Rangeview many viewed as possibly being a season away however the Raiders have gone through the playoffs like a grizzled veteran ball club.
This is a good matchup of teams as both can run or they can run through their sets in the half-court looking for their best shots. Defensively they can both get after it as well.
Offensively two players that will need to make their presence felt in this one is the Wolverines Joesph Dalton and the Raiders Isisah Hayes. Dalton can get hot from behind the three-point line and can get to the rim. Hayes has provided a playoff spark for the Raiders. He has hit big shots and made important plays in the last two games.
A key matchup will be at the lead guard spot. Junior Kobe Sanders has played well for Chaparral and senior
But the biggest key tonight will be rebounding and the interior defense of both teams. Rangeview senior Quincey Jewett is averaging a double-double and coming off a 22 rebound performance in the semi-finals. He will need some help keeping up with Bryce Matthews and Dalton Waldron. Matthews is very athletic and finishes well around the basket. Waldron is a bit of bruiser with touch. Jewett will need to stay out of foul trouble and get help from the Spellers on the glass. Matthews and Waldron won’t give up the open lanes that Rangeview saw versus Mountian Vista. So the Raiders will need to go strong for rebounds and finishes at the rim. Whichever team can control the paint probably wins this one.