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Rams drop league opener to Panthers

Emily Henley

Braving the recent snowstorm that hit the Western Slope region, the Roaring Fork Rams and Delta Panthers boys and girls basketball teams met up, Tuesday, for a league showdown in Carbondale.

The Rams’ varsity girls started the game strong by racing out to a five-point lead early.

From there, the game teetered back and forth during the first quarter before ending with a huge block by forward Lyndsay Hansen.

Despite battling closely all night with the Panthers, Roaring Fork came up short, 50-38, dropping their first league game of the year.

Katie Weimer finished with nine points, while Lily Ramos and Hansen added eight and seven points respectively.

Cindy Salinas added six points, while Ashley Hall, Jasmin Lopez and Alexa Fiscus added three, two and two points respectively.

Joselinne Medrano sank one of two free throws for her lone point of the game.

Without a minute’s break, the varsity boys’ game began with a bang. Behind a strong defensive effort, the Rams made it difficult on Delta for much of the game. Aldo Pinela drilled a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to narrow the Rams’ deficit to five points, 23-18, heading into the break. After a strong third quarter defensively by the Rams, who held the Panthers to just four points in the quarter, the game opened up in the final frame.

Unfortunately for the Rams, they were unable to complete the comeback against the Panthers, dropping their first league game of the year at home, 40-34.

The Rams will hit the court again, Thursday, at Basalt with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 and 7 p.m.

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