A split in Parachute | PostIndependent.com

A split in Parachute

Mark Moore Special to the Post IndependentCoal Ridge's Darik Brown puts up a shot over Grand Valley's Eddie Pena during Tuesday's boys basketball game in Parachute. Pena and the Cardinals won, 50-47.

Coal Ridge made it interesting, but the Titans’ 25 fourth-quarter points weren’t enough to outgun Grand Valley in Tuesday’s boys basketball showdown in Parachute.

A quick start helped the host Cardinals to a 50-47 win.

Grand Valley limited Coal Ridge to just four points in the first quarter, taking a 12-4 lead by frame’s end.

The Cardinals held a 25-16 lead at halftime and a 31-22 advantage after three before a shootout ensued in the fourth quarter.

The Titans won the final frame, 25-19, unleashing a furious rally.

Trever Smith paced Grand Valley with 18 points. Trent Reidle chipped in with 15 and Chris McGruder reached double figures with 10 points.

Reidle and Tyler Scott ripped down eight rebounds apiece. Jacob White had seven boards for the Cardinals, who boosted their overall record to 5-3.

Tyler Guettler led Coal Ridge, which dipped to 1-6 overall, with 12 points. Darik Brown added 11 points and seven rebounds and Alec Herrera finished with eight points.

Coal Ridge’s girls sweated out a 38-35 win at Grand Valley on Tuesday.

The Titans outscored the Cardinals, 13-3, in the final quarter to charge ahead late and nail down the victory.

Paige Ryan’s 13 points led Coal Ridge (4-3). Cassie Blackard contributed nine points and Allie Ehlers eight.

Ashlynn Speakman scored 12 points to lead Grand Valley, which dropped to 5-2 overall. Haley Johnson finished with eight points.

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