Delta girls wallop Coal Ridge to stay atop 3A WSL basketball standings; Titan boys win |

Delta girls wallop Coal Ridge to stay atop 3A WSL basketball standings; Titan boys win

The girls 3A Western Slope League-leading Delta Panthers pounced early and finished off Coal Ridge Tuesday night in New Castle to stay in the driver’s seat for the conference title, handing the Titans a 60-39 defeat.

Delta took a 36-20 halftime lead, and kept the Titans at bay in the second half to secure the win. Delta was led in scoring by senior Keely Porter with 19, including three 3-pointers. Coal Ridge stats were not immediately available after the game.

The Titans (7-3 overall, 1-3 league) travel to face Gunnison on Thursday.

In Carbondale Tuesday, the second-place Basalt Lady Longhorns took care of business, defeating Roaring Fork 50-30 and handing the Rams their fourth league loss.

Roaring Fork (4-6, 2-4) next faces Grand Valley on Thursday, and the Longhorns (8-1, 3-1) have a date with Delta at home on Friday.

In boys action Tuesday, Coal Ridge dispatched of visiting Delta, 55-45, to remain undefeated atop the boys 3A WSL standings at 5-0 (9-1 overall).

“We ground out a tough win against an athletic and physical Delta team,” Coal Ridge coach Paul Harvey said.

After a quick start for the host Titans, Delta came back to make it a contest.

“We had a nice run to start the third quarter, which put us in control the rest of the way,” Harvey said.

Senior Moises Contreras led the Titans with 15 points, followed by senior Karsen DuBois with 10. Brenden Baier had 19 for the Panthers.

Next up for Coal Ridge will be a tough road trip to Gunnison on Thursday.

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