Titans rebound from scoreless 2nd to top Rams
PEACH VALLEY — Senior center Andy Bowles scored seven of his game-high 13 points in the third quarter for the Coal Ridge High School boys basketball team, which recovered from being shut out by Roaring Fork in the second quarter to earn a 39-26 Class 3A Western Slope League home victory.
Richie Winkler added nine points and Ely Arreola scored all six of his points in the Titans’ 18-point fourth quarter, going 4 for 5 from the foul line. The Titans (5-6 overall, 5-3 league play), who have won three of their last four, were outscored 4-0 in the second quarter but rebounded to outscore the Rams (4-6, 4-3) 13-3 in the third to take control.
“We responded in the second half with passionate and smart basketball,” Coal Ridge coach Paul Harvey said. “Our defense and rebounding carried us until we found a groove on offense.”
Roaring Fork’s Ben Carpenter and Aldo Pinela each scored seven points to pace the Rams, who were up 14-8 at halftime and held a slim 10-8 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Coal Ridge will play at Moffat County on Friday.
Roaring Fork will try to rebound when it continues league play on Friday at Cedaredge.
Coal Ridge 53, Roaring Fork 38
PEACH VALLEY — Titans senior guard Paige Ryan scored a game-high 19 points and Kaitlyn Detlefsen added eight for Coal Ridge (8-3, 6-2 league), which snapped a two-game skid.
The Titans outscored the Rams 15-3 in the second quarter to take a 32-13 halftime lead. Autumn Grandberry finished with 13 points, and Maddie Nieslanik added 10 for Roaring Fork.
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