Parker, CO – The hardwood heats up in Parker, Colorado on Tuesday night, as the ThunderRidge Grizzlies (15-3) take on the Ponderosa Mustangs (13-5) in a non-conference showdown. Both teams come into the matchup boasting impressive records and hungry for a statement win.
What it is: Colorado High School basketball
Matchup: ThunderRidge Grizzlies vs Ponderosa Mustangs
Time: Tuesday, January 30, at 7pM ET
Game Type: home non- conference
Locations: Parker, CO
Live Stream: Watch here
The Grizzlies have been a force to be reckoned with this season, led by the dynamic duo of senior guard Jackson Nichols and junior forward Ethan Armstrong. Nichols averages a team-high 22 points per game, while Armstrong chips in with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Grizzlies are known for their fast-paced offense and relentless pressure defense, and they will look to use their athleticism to overwhelm the Mustangs.
The Mustangs are a veteran team with a balanced scoring attack. Senior guard Ryan Smith leads the way with 15 points per game, while junior forward Jake Peterson adds 12 points and 8 rebounds. The Mustangs are a well-coached team that thrives on ball movement and patient offense. They will need to stay disciplined against the Grizzlies’ pressure defense and execute their offense if they want to pull off the upset.
The key matchup in this game will be between Nichols and Smith. Both players are dynamic scorers and leaders for their respective teams. Whoever can control the tempo of the game and get their teammates involved will likely have a big impact on the outcome.
How to Watch
The game will tip off at 7:00 PM ET and can be streamed live on the NFHS Network. You can also follow along with the score and updates on Twitter @TRidgeGrizzlies and @PonderosaBBall.
This is a tough game to call, as both teams are evenly matched. The Grizzlies have the edge in terms of athleticism and scoring power, but the Mustangs are a well-coached team that is always tough to beat at home. I’m going to go with the Grizzlies by a narrow margin, but expect a close game that will come down to the wire.