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Rifle hoopsters sweep Delta

RIFLE – The Rifle boys’ basketball team opened the Class 4A Western Slope League portion of its schedules with a victory over Delta on Friday.The Bears boys raised their overall record to 3-4 and 1-0 in the WSL after a 65-57 win over the visiting Panthers. Ryan Shideler scored a game-high 22 points to lead Rifle, who pulled out to a nine-point lead at halftime from a 15-all tie at the end of the first quarter.The Bears’ margin slipped to six when Delta outscored Rifle 14-8 in the third before rallying back in the game’s final eight minutes with a 21-16 run.Three Delta players, led by senior Bryce Atchley’s 17 points finished in double figures. -On Saturday, Rifle stayed undefeated in league play with a 60-45 victory over Palisade. More information will appear in Monday’s Post Independent.Rifle 65, Delta 57Delta15121416 -57Rifle1521 821-65Delta – Milo Gonzales 0 0-0 0, Jason Merritt 0 0-0 0, Chris Velasquez 0 0-0 0, Steve Morales 1 1-2 4, Arthur Mendez 0 0-0 0, Jacob Doerer 4 4-4 13, Blake Carlquist 8 0-0 16, Bryce Atchley 6 5-8 17, David Abeyta 2 0-1 5, Robert Rysza 0 1-2 1, Devin Varner 0 1-2 1. Totals – 21 12-19 57.Rifle – Ryan Muldoon 0 0-0 0, Troy Weiss 0 0-0 0, Adam Krick 3 3-4 9, Jim Owens 4 2-2 10, Ryan Shideler 10 2-3 22, Jason Enewold 3 0-0 7, Aaron Jewell 4 0-0 8, Zach Akin 3 3-3 9, Thad Porter 0 0-0 0. Totals – 27 10-12 65.3-Pointers – D – Morales, Doerer, Abeyta. R – Enewold. Total Fouls – D – 14, R – 20. Fouled Out – R – Porter. Technicals – None.GirlsRifle 57, Delta 35RIFLE – Rifle junior Krista Wagstrom scored 25 points and senior Ashley Gavito added 10 for a 57-35 victory over Delta to go 1-0 in the WSL and 4-3 on the season. The Bears distanced themselves from the Panthers early, taking a 16-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, then pulling away to a 31-13 advantage by halftime.Defensively, Rifle held Delta to no more that 13 points in any of the four quarters of play.-Rifle defeated Palisade 50-46 Saturday night. More information will appear in Monday’s Post Independent.Rifle 57, Delta 35Delta 76139 – 35Rifle16151412 – 57Delta – Chantell Berdan 1 0-0 3, Heather Vincent 1 0-2 2, Kelsy Dysart 3 1-2 7, Danielle Wareham 2 0-1 4, Shannon Doty 2 1-1 5, Jess Buchheim 1 0-0 2, Shauna Vincent 1 1-1 3, Chelsea Velasquez 3 0-0 6, Stacy Atchley 0 0-0 0. Totals – 14 3-7 35.Rifle – Kristen Neffendorf 2 1-2 6, Haley Hubbell 1 0-0 2, Nicole Erpstead 2 0-0 4, Savanna Beecraft 0 0-0 0, Julie McWilliams 0 3-4 3, Jessica Stilson 0 2-3 2, Montanah Matthies 0 0-0 0, Renee Laudick 1 2-2 4, Ashley Gavito 5 1-2 11, Krista Wagstrom 10 5-6 22. Totals – 21 14-19 57. 3-Pointers – D – Berdan. R – Neffendorf. Total Fouls – D – 16, R – 14. Fouled Out – R – Erpstead. Technicals – None.


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