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Opponents edge Ram boys, girls

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A last-second 3-pointer by Torrey Udall fell just short as Roaring Fork suffered a 63-61 boys basketball loss to Liberty in the opening round of the Steamboat Springs Shootout tournament on Thursday.Liberty hit the game-winning shot with seven seconds remaining to escape with the victory. It was the first blemish of the season for the Rams, who went 2-0 at their own Brenda Patch Memorial Tournament last weekend. They’ll face either D’Evelyn or Basalt, which played late Thursday night, today in a 4:40 p.m. consolation-round matchup.

Lauren Cooling scored 21 points, lifting Montrose’s girls to a 46-36 win over Roaring Fork in the teams’ Steamboat tourney opener on Thursday.The Rams (2-1) trailed most of the day, falling behind 13-7 after a quarter and 25-16 at the half. They cut the Montrose lead to as little as six with a third-quarter run but the Indians mustered the might to pull away.”It was one of those things,” Roaring Fork coach Kirk Cheney said. “We were reeling them back in and they took a timeout and got back to doing what they were doing.”Celeste Comings scored 11 points to lead the way for the Rams. Rebecca Roeber added 10 points, including eight in the second quarter, and Nikki Smeins chipped in with nine points.Roaring Fork dropped into the tourney’s consolation bracket and will face Falcon today at 3 p.m.


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