Ram girls crush Olathe, 68-27 | PostIndependent.com

Ram girls crush Olathe, 68-27

CARBONDALE ” There was no madness to Roaring Fork’s 67-28 Class 3A, District tournament first-round win against Olathe Tuesday. Rather, it was methodical mauling by the Rams that produced a 41-point victory over the Pirates.

“What pleased me the most was everybody got in to play,” said coach Jacky Gaddis. All 12 members of Roaring Fork’s roster received playing time. Nine Rams also scored.

Second-seeded Roaring Fork (18-2), opened the game by posting a 17-0 first quarter shutout on the tournament’s seventh-seeded team. Olathe (4-16) was 0-for-8 from the floor in the period.

Ram center Tarn Udall scored the last basket of the first quarter, then added another field goal in the opening 30 seconds of the second period to put her team up 20 before Olathe’s Misty Spruill broke the Pirates’ scoreless spell on their next possession.

The second quarter, in fact, was the tightest-played of the entire game. Roaring Fork outscored Olathe 16-12. All that did, however, was raise the Rams’ lead to 21 points at intermission.

Udall popped in 11 of her game-high 17 points in the first half. The senior center also finished with 16 rebounds in limited action, due to the rout.

Roaring Fork held a 30-point lead at the end of the third quarter, then ripped off a 13-0 run, headed by Molly Honan, Teresa Pulver and Sarah Armstrong, to start the fourth period off with a bang.

Ahead 65-22, the Rams calmly played out the remaining four minutes.

Roaring Fork’s win advances the Rams to a 6:30 p.m. semifinal game on Friday at Rifle High School against Cederedge.

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