Prep Roundup: Broadhurst’s career night leads Rams over Pirates; Rifle wrestling dominates Moffat County in home dual
Roaring Fork junior guard Emily Broadhurst has had quite a season for the Rams girls basketball team. The speedy junior continued her impressive season Friday night on the road against Olathe, pouring in a career-high 19 points to pace the Rams to a 53-41 win in 3A Western Slope League action.
Broadhurst scored 4 points in the first quarter, 7 points in the second quarter, 4 points in the third quarter, and 4 points in the fourth quarter, helping Roaring Fork put up 13, 15, 16, and 9 points in each quarter on the way to the win.
Along with Broadhurst’s career night, Maya Lindgren added 8 points for the Rams, hitting three buckets and two free throws, while senior Gaby Santana added 9 points, hitting three buckets and three free throws. Senior Kendall Bernot chipp in with 6 points, while junior Caroline Wisroth added 6 points.
For Olathe, Mariaha Garcia led the Pirates with 14 points, while Karsen Henwood added 9 points.
Roaring Fork (8-4, 1-1 3A WSL) travels to Gunnison Saturday, Jan. 25 for a league matchup with the Cowboys.
Rifle 46, Eagle Valley 33
Three days after taking the No. 7 Grand Valley Cardinals to the wire on the road, the Rifle Bears girls basketball team turned around and knocked off the Eagle Valley Devils Friday night in 4A Western Slope League action, 46-33, for the second win of the season.
Against the Devils, freshman Jamie Caron had a strong night for the Bears, pouring in 12 points, hitting a 3-pointer and 7-of-8 free throws, and senior Masi Smith added a game-high 13 points for the Bears, hitting a 3-pointer and four buckets in the 13-point win.
Rifle scored 9 points in the first quarter, 10 points in the second quarter, and 13 points each in the third and fourth quarters.
Along with Caron and Smith, Mackenzie Elizardo chipped in with 12 points of her own, while Delaney Phillips added 5 points.
For Eagle Valley, Elizabeth Mendoza led the Devils with 13 points.
Rifle (2-9, 2-1 4A WSL) travels to Grand Junction Saturday for a non-league matchup, before then hosting Summit Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Roaring Fork 62, Olathe 48
On the road Friday night for a 3A Western Slope League matchup against the Olathe Pirates, the Roaring Fork Rams boys basketball team rolled to a 62-48 win in league play as standout senior forward Joe Salinas led the way with a season-high 24 points.
Salinas hit two 3-pointers and another nine buckets in the win, while senior forward Aidan Sloan added 15 points in the win for the Rams.
Senior guard Leo Loya added 11 points.
Roaring Fork (5-6, 1-1 3A WSL) travels to Gunnison next Saturday for a league matchup with the Cowboys.
Rifle 60, Eagle Valley 54
Hosting the Eagle Valley Devils Friday night inside Jack Smith Gymnasium, the Rifle Bears boys basketball team picked up a key 60-54 overtime win in 4A Western Slope League action.
Against the Devils, junior guard Trey Lujan led the way with 17 points, hitting 10 free throws, including six in overtime, while senior Omar Chavez added 9 points in the overtime win. Tido Ruiz chipped in with 8 points for the Bears, while Carter Pressler added 7 points in the win.
Rifle (10-4, 2-2 4A WSL) hosts Summit Tuesday, Jan. 22 in a 4A WSL clash.
Rifle 62, Moffat County 12
Taking on the Moffat County Bulldogs Friday night in a dual, the Rifle Bears wrestling team picked up a huge 63-12 win one day before the big Rumble in the Rockies at Rifle High School.
Against Moffat County, Rifle’s Kyle Lang started off the dual with a win by fall over Daniel Cruz in the 170-pound match, before Pedro Guardado added a forfeit win in the 182-pound match for the Bears.
At 195 pounds, Alex Guardado added a forfeit win for the Bears, while Jared Henderson added a forfeit win in the 220-pound match, and Grant Houser picked up a forfeit win in the 285-pound match.
Flipping over into the lower weight classes, Rifle’s Caleb Gieselman pinned Moffat County’s Caden Call in 2:42 in the 106-pound match, before Moffat County got on the board in the 113-pound match as Anthony Duran won by forfeit, and Ryan Duzik won by forfeit in the 120-pound match, serving as the only points the Bulldogs would score as a team on the night.
In the 126-pound match, Rifle’s Bryce Rowley defeated Moffat County’s Caleb West by decision (8-6), before Cauy Smith pinned Moffat’s Isiaih Herod in 4:50 of the 132-pound match.
Talon Cordova then pinned Moffat’s Coltyn Terry in 2:34 of the 138-pound match, before Conrad Demann pinned Brock Hartun in 1:02 of the 145-pound match.
Rifle’s Dillon Tiffany closed out the dual with a win by fall in 3:01 of the 152-pound match over Pepper Ryne.
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