HS Girls Basketball: Fruita advances in state tournament

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) #18 Fruita Monument hosted #47 Eaglecrest on Tuesday night in the first round of the 5A girls state basketball tournament.

The Wildcats trailed after the first quarter 11-7 but shut out the Raptors in the second quarter to take a 20-11 lead into halftime.

In the 2nd half, Fruita's defense continued to pressure Eaglecrest and the Wildcats milked the clock late in the game to win 42-23.

With the win, the Wildcats will play #15 Denver East in the second round.