Coal Ridge tames visiting Bruins |

Coal Ridge tames visiting Bruins

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kelley Cox Post Independent

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Sam Wilson scored 12 points and Tori Verdieck had 11 as Coal Ridge’s girls basketball team ran away with a 50-29 win over visiting Cedaredge on Saturday.

Brianna Rhodes and Chasity Gonzaels each chipped in with nine points for the Titans, now 4-5 overall and 3-4 in the 3A Western Slope League.

Coal Ridge surrendered just two fourth-quarter points.

PEACH VALLEY, Colorado – Down 10 points with roughly five minutes left in the game, Coal Ridge’s boys basketball team shifted to a man-to-man defense and came to life.

“It kind of got us a little energy,” Titans head coach Paul Harvey said.

Enough energy to fuel a 17-4 run and close out a 75-72 win over visiting Cedaredge on Saturday.

Andy Smedra had 19 points and nine assists to lead Coal Ridge, now 3-6 overall and 3-4 in the 3A WSL. McCade Cox chipped in with 17 points and Nathan Terrin had 11 points and nine rebounds.

After losing six straight games to open the season, the Titans have now won three straight games.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Getting a pair of free throws from Jake Strack-Loertscher and a freebie from Jake Hawkins in overtime, Roaring Fork’s boys basketball team escaped Parachute with a 40-39 win over Grand Valley on Saturday.

Three Roaring Fork free throws and two Grand Valley free throws accounted for all the points in overtime.

Hawkins led the Rams (4-6 overall, 4-3 in the 3A WSL) with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Strack-Loertscher finished with 13 points and eight boards and Dalton Handy had four assists, four steals and five rebounds.

Tyler Radel led the Cardinals (5-5, 3-5) with 11 points. Bubby Beecraft chipped in with eight.

PARACHUTE, Colorado – Grand Valley’s girls basketball team outscored Roaring Fork 24-7 in the first quarter and never looked back in a 63-40 win over the visiting Rams on Saturday.

Karmen Steimel, Tiffany Waugh and Shawnee Young scored 14 points apiece for the Cardinals, now 9-2 overall and 6-2 in the 3A WSL.

Roaring Fork dropped to 0-10 overall with the loss.

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