Rifle basketball girls defeat Coal Ridge, 64-20
Behind 27 points from Elly Walters and 11 points from Mackenzie Ventrello, the Rifle Bears’ girls basketball team defeated the Coal Ridge Titans, Tuesday, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, 64-20.
The Bears 15 points in the first quarter and 14 points in the second quarter to take a 29-15 lead at halftime.
Coming out of the half, the Bears scored 18 in the third and 17 in the fourth quarter to cap off the Rifle win as the Bears held the Titans to five points in the second half.
Walters scored 13 points in the second half to help pace the Bears offensively.
“She was amazing today,” Rifle head coach Kristy Wallner said. “She made great decisions, took great shots, distributed the ball well and played well at both ends of the floor.”
With her 27 points Walters was named the MVP of the game, according to Wallner.
Much like she did Saturday against Summit in which she scored 29 points, Walters had her way offensively by getting open looks and taking advantage, while also knifing into the lane for buckets at the rim.
“Elly worked extremely hard all year long on her game and it’s starting to really show,” Wallner said. “What’s scary is that I still believe she has another level to hit.”
As Walters and Ventrello provided much of the offense, Reese Hoffmiester and Tori Pressler played solid defense for the Bears.
For the Titans, Alexys Holder led the team with seven points, while Jenny Call added six points.
Boone scores 28 as Bears top Titans, 65-56
Junior forward Jacob Boone netted 28 points, Tuesday, in the Rifle Bears’ 65-56 win at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
For the Titans, junior guard Hunter Gerber scored 20 points, while senior forward Greyson Keener added 14 points for the Titans.
With the win, the Bears improve to 7-0 on the season, while the Titans fall to 2-3 through five games early in the year.
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