Rams win season opener against Steamboat
CARBONDALE – Considering it was Kirk Cheney’s first game as head coach of the Roaring Fork Rams girls basketball team, things couldn’t have gone much better Friday night at the Brenda Patch Tournament.By G. Sean Kelly
GSPI Sports EditorCARBONDALE – Considering it was Kirk Cheney’s first game as head coach of the Roaring Fork Rams girls basketball team, things couldn’t have gone much better Friday night at the Brenda Patch Tournament.The Class 3A Rams won their season opener convincingly, 67-47, over 4A foe Steamboat Springs, and every player not only got on the floor, but scored. Then there was the defense – solid.
“All in all, it was a little better than I expected,” Cheney said. “There were a few turnovers that I wasn’t happy with, but that will come.”Whitney Campbell led three Roaring Fork players in double figures with 17 points. Megan Zeigel posted 16, and Laura Wright had 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.Both teams came out a bit tentatively, and the nerves showed early.
“They played very cautious, and I wanted them to come out that way,” Cheney said. “I’d rather have them come out that way than to come out and throw the ball away.”Zeigel didn’t have much trouble getting into the flow, though, scoring six points in the first quarter to help the Rams to a 14-7 lead at the first break.It was all the Rams would need as Steamboat never got closer than five points the rest of the game.Roaring Fork faced Steamboat again Saturday. No results were available at press time.Roaring Fork faced Steamboat again Saturday. No results were available at press time.
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