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Rams blister Cedaredge, 60-39

by Phil Sandoval
Post Independent Staff

CARBONDALE ” The Roaring Fork boys basketball team is on a roll.

The 17-0 Rams, who clinched the Class 3A Western Slope League title Friday with a 60-39 win at Eagle Valley, continued its winning streak by thrashing Cedaredge 72-45 on Saturday.

“This has been way fun,” said guard Aaron Markham. “The work we put in this summer is paying off for us and we’re having a blast.”

After toying with the Bruins in the first quarter, Roaring Fork blasted off from its six-point lead at the end of period to 47-16 edge at halftime by outscoring Cedaredge 28-3.

“In the first quarter, we said. ‘All right, we got to get with it,'” said Christian Tena. “We were excited from (Friday’s) big win. I almost expected that to happen.”

“Then after that, we settled down and realized the past is the past and take every game as real important.”

As the Rams focused, their point total expanded.

Roaring Fork concluded the second quarter by scoring 15 straight points. Forward Dan Markoya hit for 13 of his 17 points in the first half. Center Nic Lough racked up 12 of his 14 points by going 6-for-6 from the floor.

“Cedaredge was a smaller team and we were able to take advantage of that in the first half,” said Lough.

Roaring Fork took a 63-24 lead at the end of the third quarter, allowing head coach Roger Walters to clear the bench and send the subs in to finish up.

Now, the Rams can zero-in on the goal of completing the regular season undefeated by beating league rival Basalt at home on Friday.

“Its always fun to play Basalt,” Markham said. “We’re going to give it everything we’ve got, because we’ve come so far we don’t want a letdown.”

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