Preps roundup: Front Range wins propel Roaring Fork girls to tourney title game
The Roaring Fork High School girls basketball team is off to an impressive 4-0 start, following another big tournament win on the road Friday, 60-43 over Weld Central.
The Rams used a 25-10 fourth quarter to secure the win, after leading 23-21 at the half. Roaring Fork defeated Arvada West 63-30 in the first round of the Izzy Leet Memorial Tournament Thursday.
The Rams play for the tournament championship on Saturday vs. Falcon at 5 p.m.
Buena Vista Tournament: University 53, Grand Valley 41 (Cardinals play Pagosa Springs Saturday)
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The Vanguard School 63, Roaring Fork 32
Playing in the Resurrection Christian Invite, Roaring Fork’s Tristian Maker scored 11 points for the Rams of Carbondale, and teammate Jaime Vega had 10, as Roaring Fork fell to The Vanguard School Thursday.
The Rams were held scoreless in the first quarter, but came alive in the second frame with 17 points. Still, they trailed by 13 at the half.
In the second round Friday, the Rams fell to host RCHS, 77-28. Roaring Fork plays Olathe at 12:30 p.m. Saturday for consolation honors.
White River Shootout: Rifle 59, Soroco 33; Mancos 48, Rifle 43 (Rifle vs. Meeker for 3rd Saturday) ; Buena Vista Tournament: Grand Valley 52, Pagosa Springs 48 (GV vs. University on Saturday).
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