Photo gallery: Riverdale Ridge beats Elizabeth, heads for second round of state playoffs
Riverdale Ridge's Alissa Neurauter drives around Elizabeth High School's Deborah Flipse during the first round of the state 4A girls basketball tournament Feb. 21 in Thornton.
Elizabeth's Jolie Sprouse finds herself with some company in the form of Riverdale Ridge's Cimione Martinez (5) and Ella Cornellius during the first round of the state 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 21 in Thornton.
Riverdale Ridge's Brihanna Crittendon soars for the jumper against Elizabeth's Meghan Benkendorf diuring the opening round of the state 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 21 in Thornton.
Riverdale Ridge's Cimione Martinez sets and launches a 3-point shot during the first half of her team's playoff game against Elizabeth High School Feb. 21.
Elizabeth's Meghan Benkendorf sends the pass along to teammate Addison Lesage during a playoff game against Riverdale Ridge Feb. 21. The Ravens' defenders are Gabby Herr (11) and Cimione Martinez (5).
THORNTON -- Riverdale Ridge's Brihanna Crittendon scored 29 points to lead her team to a 61-16, home-floor win over the Elizabeth Cardinals in the first round of the state 4A girls basketball playoffs Feb. 21.
Payton Meinke added 10 points, and Gabby Herr contributed seven.
The Cardinals' top scorer was Sadie Schmidt, who scored eight. Brighid Griffin added four.
The loss ended Elizabeth's season. The Cardinals posted an 11-3 record. Riverdale Ridge (21-3) moves into the second round and a date with Lamar at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, on the Ravens' floor.
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