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Dakota Ridge rolls into 5A boys basketball Great Eight

The Eagles handled Thomas Jefferson 71-45 in the Class 5A Sweet 16 on Saturday.

LITTLETON, Colo. — Dakota Ridge is heading to the Denver Coliseum.

The Eagles, who are the No. 7 seed in the Class 5A boys basketball playoff bracket, knocked off No. 10 Thomas Jefferson on their home court Saturday afternoon, defeating the Spartans 71-45 in the Sweet 16.

The victory gives Dakota Ridge its first Great Eight appearance since 2004. The Eagles will face No. 2 Mesa Ridge on Thursday.

Highlighting the Eagles' performance Saturday was an impressive 3/4 court shot from senior guard Alex Rodriguez, who beat the first-quarter buzzer to send the Eagles' fans into a frenzy.

Thomas Jefferson's season ends with a 15-10 overall record.

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