Rifle girls lose heartbreaker to Paonia | PostIndependent.com

Rifle girls lose heartbreaker to Paonia

Rifle’s girls basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Paonia on Tuesday night, 41-39.

The Eagles’ Carson Pipher lofted a game-winning shot as time expired to give Paonia (12-3, 6-0 2A WSL) the win. Moments earlier, Rifle’s Taylor Walters knocked in a 3-pointer to tie the game at 39, only to be outdone by Pipher’s heroics.

“For a 2A team they are very good,” said Bears coach Rick Schmitz. “They are just really a solid team.”

Joey Kuheim led Rifle with 13 points and Chante Church added 11 for the Bears, who dropped to 9-6, 7-3 4A WSL.

Rifle next travels to Summit on Friday before hosting Eagle on Saturday.

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