Rams can't overcome shooting woes, heavyweight opponent in Arvada
The good news? The Rams only gave up 70 points to 3A basketball powerhouse Faith Christian, which has averaged more than 75 points per game this season.
The bad news? Fresh off Friday night's victory over Woodland Park, the Rams couldn't get much going on offense against the No. 1 seed Eagles.
Faith Christian is now at 22 wins and just one loss on the season—and riding a seven-game winning streak.
The 17th-seeded Rams pieced together a much better showing than Faith Christian's first-round opponent: The Eagles hung 81 points on the Grand Valley (Parachute) Cardinals on Friday, allowing just 32 on defense.
At one point in the third quarter on Saturday, RFHS trailed Faith Christian 16-51. The Rams managed to put up a fight following a timeout, outscoring the Eagles 21-19 the rest of the way, but that wasn't enough to make it close.
The tough loss ends a solid season for the Rams, who head back from the Front Range with a 17-7 record on the year—and with 11 wins to only one loss in 3A Western Slope league play.
With six seniors departing, Coach Jason Kreiling has already been integrating seven freshman and sophomores into the varsity program in preparation for the 2024-25 season.
From all of us at KDNK, Congrats to the Rams on a great season, and a solid showing in the state playoffs. We wish the seniors all the best through graduation and into their careers, gap years, and collegiate athletic and academic pursuits. GO RAMS!