RFHS girls stay unbeaten in league
CARBONDALE – Some games are battles from start to finish no matter what the final score is.Roaring Fork (4-0 Western Slope League, 9-1 overall) felt that way about Saturday’s 51-34 league win against a pesky Olathe squad that didn’t wither after being hit by an apparent knockout blow from the Rams in the first half.With Roaring Fork ahead 27-15 at intermission, Olathe (0-4, 1-9), looked like they were ready to concede when Rams Laura Wright and Ashley Jensen scored back-to-back field goals to start the third quarter.Then the Ram offense went into hibernation for the rest of the period. “We just weren’t focused,” Jensen said of Olathe’s 13-0 scoring run that took place after the Rams senior’s basket. The Pirates pulled within three-points of the lead until a free throw by Carly Velasquez broke the drought with 14 seconds left in the third.”The offense wasn’t flowing. But I was confident that we were going to recover,” said Jensen, who led the Rams with 11 points. “We knew Olathe was going to be tough, we just had to get our minds back in the game.”Roaring Fork came out of its funk by scoring 10 of the fourth quarter’s first 12 points.”It was good to see us take over in the fourth quarter,” said Roaring Fork first-year coach Kirk Cheney. “The third quarter put a scare in everybody. As I was watching, I was thinking ‘What are we doing?'”Wright scored 10 points for the Rams. Mollie Honan added nine. Olathe senior Pearl Roberts had a game-high 13 points and 14 rebounds. • Friday night at RFHS, Megan Zeigel scored 17 points to lead the Rams to a 53-31 win over Aspen. Velasquez scored 10 in the game.Zeigel leads attack over AspenMegan Zeigel headed the scoring column with 17 points as Roaring Fork coasted to a 53-31 victory against the visiting Aspen Skiers Friday. Rams guards Carly Velasquez and Aspen’s Liz Floyd were the only other players to finish in double figures with 10 points each.
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