At a combined 10-0 (5-0 each), both Thompson Valley High School basketball teams are off to hot starts.
Both teams seem to have a different player stepping up each night, as sophomore Mike Olivas did on his 16th birthday Tuesday night in the boys’ win over Skyline. The boys team has had four different leading scorers already, while the girls team has had three.
Both teams were recognized for their undefeated records in this week’s Class 4A Denver Post/Colorado High School Coaches Association polls, which were released Wednesday.
That said, it’ll be extremely tough for both to remain undefeated after tonight (Thursday), as each opens conference play against Broomfield, with the TV boys on the road and the TV girls at home.
Both Broomfield squads are ranked third, with the girls team looking to win its sixth straight state title. However, the Broomfield girls do appear somewhat beatable, with three of this season’s four wins by six points or less.
In order to pull off the upset, the TV girls will likely need to shoot the ball well and improve on their 28 percent performance in Tuesday’s win over Skyline, as the Broomfield defense has held its last three opponents to 40 points or less.
A win by either TV team would certainly be a great way to start conference play.