Grand Valley girls top Coal Ridge 44-28 in key 3A league game

Coal Ridge Titan Jackie Camunez looks for an open teammate between Grand Valley defenders Katie Ray and Bailey Radel during Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
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Coal Ridge Titan Mikayla Cheney jumps for a layup during Tuesday's game against the Grand Valley Cardinals’ AbbeyRose Parker.
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The Grand Valley High School girls basketball team kept pace in the tough 3A Western Slope League race Tuesday night with a 44-28 win on the road against cross-county rival Coal Ridge.

The Cardinals outscored the host team 10-3 in the second quarter and 15-10 in the third to run away from the Titans. Top scorers for the Cardinals were junior Abbey Parker with 17 points and sophomore Jaycee Pittman with 14. Senior Bailey Radel added 9.

Both teams were looking to stay in the top three of the league standings, where Delta has a lock on the likely title.

Grand Valley improved to 4-2 in league play (14-3 overall), and sits behind Delta at 6-0 and Moffat County at 6-1. Coal Ridge falls to 4-3 (12-5) with the loss.

In other 3A girls action Tuesday night, it was Rifle 34-28 over Eagle Valley on the road, and Moffat County 59-39 at Basalt.

Boys scores: Coal Ridge 72, Grand Valley 40; Moffat County 55, Basalt 48.

Coal Ridge Titan Danika Bagett tries to score through a defending Grand Valley Cardinal during Tuesday's game at Coal Ridge High School.
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