Prep Basketball Roundup: Rifle girls go 3-0 at Palisade tournament |

Prep Basketball Roundup: Rifle girls go 3-0 at Palisade tournament

Rifle’s girls finished the weekend’s Palisade Holiday Invitational basketball tournament with a perfect record.

After defeating Montezuma-Cortez, 53-25, on Thursday, the Bears notched wins over Cheyenne South and Palisade.

Rifle, now 3-1 overall, closed out the weekend with a 47-35 win over the host Bulldogs on Saturday.

The Bears beat Wyoming school Cheyenne South on Friday, 50-35.

Chante Church hit five 3-pointers and led Rifle with 26 points and Ashley Rickstrew dropped in 13 points against South.

“Our girls came out hot, hitting five 3s in the first four minutes and a total of eight 3s for the game,” Heald said.

Rifle’s defense held Cheyenne to just 12 points in the second half and only one point in the fourth quarter.

Stephanie Dickinson led Cheyenne with 11 points.

“Cheyenne had good, pressure defense, but we slowed our offense down and got some great looks for shots,” Heald said. “Again, another night of a solid team effort and good pressure defense.”

Rifle’s boys lost to Cheyenne South, 55-43, on Friday.

Tanner Rust led the Bears with 12 points. Triston Quigley added 10 and Tanner Quick finished with seven points and six rebounds.

Roaring Fork’s boys basketball team improved to 2-3 with a 57-47 win at Eagle Valley on Friday.

The Rams didn’t escape Gypsum with a victory in the girls game, losing to the Devils, 43-40.

Maddie Nieslanik and Autumn Grandberry scored 11 points apiece to pace Roaring Fork’s girls, who enter the holiday break with a 1-5 overall record. Kaleigh Wisroth chipped in with 10 points.

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