A small window in to the CHSAA women’s basketball playoffs

Jake Smith and Nick Palmer

2021 finally saw a small return to normalcy after the CHSAA winter sports were all canceled in 2020. The Women’s basketball programs in Colorado played a condensed schedule of only 14 games to limit contact and exposure. Colorado was one of twenty states that required a mask to be worn during winter sports. Each team was required to play a minimum of 7 games in order to make the playoffs unless they applied for a COVID waiver. These photographs are a small look at the first round playoff game between Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch. Gonzaga commit, Payton Muma, led the way in scoring for Highlands Ranch with 20 points in a 42-37 win over Cherry Creek.