The Berthoud Spartans girls basketball team has been making history this season, currently sitting at 5 in the 4A Colorado rankings with a record of 15-1 (8-1 conference). The program has been strong for over a decade, but this year, they have a chance to make something big happen.
The Spartans went undefeated through non-conference play, winning their first seven games. They kicked off 2020 with a five-game win streak and a perfect Tri-Valley League record. That was until they faced off against the Holy Family Tigers.
The Tigers, who have always been a basketball powerhouse, also went into the game with a perfect league record. Each team coming in with a five-game win streak, it was a huge test for the both of them.
The game was a nailbiter from the tip-off to the final buzzer, but it ended in Holy Family’s favor. They dealt the Spartans their first loss, 49-44. The game shed light on some of the Spartans’ weak spots, but in doing so, they were able to bounce back and improve on those weaknesses.
Berthoud came out after the tough loss and won their next three against Windsor, Skyline, and Mead. They put up 201 total points through the games and held their opponents to just 90. Senior Emily Cavey was a standout during those three games.
The guard and forward recorded 70 points and earned a pair of double-doubles, grabbing 15 rebounds against Windsor and 10 against Mead.
“We just want to go out and win,” Cavey said about her strong performances, “I do whatever I can to get us there.”
Cavey and the Spartans look to earn their 16th overall and 9th conference win on Tuesday, January 28 against the Frederick Warriors.