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Bears coast past Elizabeth, 69-33

The Rifle girls basketball team looks like it’s ready for the sweet 16.The Bears, who had a bye through the first round of the Class 4A state tournament, jumped out quickly and never allowed their opponents into Saturday’s 69-33 victory over Elizabeth.Leading 24-9 after the first quarter, fourth-seed Rifle kept sinking shots and never gave up the lead. By halftime the Bears had the game comfortably in hand with a 38-18 lead over fifth-seed Elizabeth (14-11).Seven different Rifle players scored, and the Bears didn’t allow any Elizabeth player to score more than 10 points.Kristen Neffendorf led Rifle (19-4) with 17 points. Kristin Guettler and Kendall Babler hit double figures with 15 and 13, respectively, and Renee Laudick added another nine points. Rifle advances to the regional round of 16 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on Thursday. The Bears face the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 1-seed Greeley West (22-1) and Windsor (14-10). No score was available.Rifle advances to the regional round of 16 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley on Thursday. The Bears face the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 1-seed Greeley West (22-1) and Windsor (14-10). No score was available.


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