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Rifle girls nearly flawless in thumping of Cedaredge

Post Independent staff report
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Even in victory, Rifle girls basketball coach Stephanie Heald can usually single out something her Bears need to work on.

Not on Friday.

Behind 31 points from Cortney Cordova, Rifle rolled to an 81-27 win over visiting Cedaredge.



“It was some of the best basketball our girls have played,” Heald said. “I mean, we did everything well tonight. We ran well and the ball was just going into the hoop. We had lots of chances on layups and lots of steals. It was a great game for us.”

Besides Cordova, three other Bears reached double figures in scoring. Ashley Rickstrew finished up with 14 points, Racheal Keithley 11 and Tresa Berner 10.



Helping those point totals were 12 assists from Makayla Wilkins.

Rifle improved to 12-0 overall and to 7-0 in the 3A Western Slope League.

Von Church’s 20 points and six steals led Rifle to a 75-49 win over visiting Cedaredge on Friday.

Rian Creech added 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Bears, who improved to 7-5 overall and to 6-1 in the 3A WSL.

Olathe’s girls topped visiting Coal Ridge, 54-42, on Friday.

Emily Brummitt led the Pirates with 17 points. Kylie Tait added 12.

Olathe took a 31-16 halftime lead and never looked back.

Paige Ryan led the Titans (10-4 overall, 6-2 in the 3A WSL) with 16 points. Chasity Gonzales scored nine.

Olathe improved to 10-3 overall and to 6-1 in league play.

Grand Valley’s boys held on for a 53-41 win over Roaring Fork in Carbondale on Friday.

The Cardinals are now 10-3 overall and 5-2 in league play, while the Rams dropped to 8-5 overall and to 5-2 in the 3A WSL.


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