Cedaredge spoils Grand Valley’s bid for tournament titles
The Cedaredge Bruins came to town and took home both the boys and girls championship trophies from this weekend’s Grand Valley Roundel Tournament in Parachute.Despite sinking 11, 3-point field goals, the Cardinal boys were outgunned 63-55 in Saturday’s game.Grand Valley sophomore Sam McKinley drained home six treys in a 24-point point effort to lead all scorers. Cedaredge’s Brandon Baker countered with 21 points.Eleven of Baker’s points came in the second quarter that pulled the Bruins to a 32-27 advantage at halftime.In Friday’s tournament opener senior Dylan Culver had a career-high 45 points in 73-71 shootout against Class 2A Dolores, who plays in the San Juan League.Culver ended the game with 16 field goals, including eight buckets from 3-point range. Grand Valley concludes the pre-holiday part of its schedule at 3-3.In the girls tournament, Cedaredge got balanced scoring from Andrea Ramos (14 points) and Krista Coble (13 points) and a strong team defensive effort to defeat Grand Valley 54-34.The Cardinals (4-2) were put in a deep hole when Cedaredge held Grand Valley to 14 points in the first half while posting 33. Jamie Vance had 20 points in the loss. The outcome was the opposite of Grand Valley’s 53-13 rout over Glenwood Springs junior varsity Friday.Vance led with 12 points and got backup help from teammates Megan Johnson (9 points) and eight point nights from Julianne Jones and Alex Neulieb.Both Cardinal teams open 2A Western Slope League play Jan. 7 at home with Paonia.Both Cardinal teams open 2A Western Slope League play Jan. 7 at home with Paonia.
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