Weekend Prep Recap
Opening the season against Class 4A opponents might toughen up Roaring Fork’s boys for league play, but, after suffering losses to Steamboat and D’Evelyn Saturday, the process is not fun for the 0-3 Rams.Playing in Carbondale, the Rams suffered a 52-41 defeat to the 4A Western Slope League Sailors in the early game.Then absorbed a 55-37 shellacking to the Jaguars in a nightcap contest of the annual Brenda Patch Tournament.Roaring Fork took a 12-5 lead in the Steamboat game, then fell behind for good when the Sailors outscored the Rams, 14-5, in the second quarter.Steamboat’s Cameron Burney topped all scorers with 16 points. Nic Lough and Aaron Markham scored 14 and 12 points for the Rams.Roaring Fork’s poor offensive numbers followed it into the D’Evelyn game.The Rams were held to single digits in each of the first three quarters of the contest.Meanwhile, D’Evelyn, led by Joel Anderson’s 23-point effort, distanced itself by five in the first quarter, and widened the gap to 13 points by the third period.Christian Tena led Roaring Fork with 15 points.Rams girls top SailorsThe Rams posted its second straight win over Steamboat in two days.Whitney Campbell, Megan Zeigel and Ashley Jensen all hit for double figures, combining in a 66-46 blowout to go 2-0 on the 2004-05 season’s first weekend of play.The Rams never trailed and put the game on ice with a 27-12 run in the second quarter to raise their eight-point lead at the start of the period to 16 at halftime.Kayla Kostur of the Sailors led all scorers with 25 points. Campbell finished with 16.Zeigel and Jensen added 14 and 13 points each.In other basketball games involving girls area prep teams this weekend, the Basalt Longhorns fell to 0-2 on the year after a 58-41 loss to Faith Christian Saturday in Denver.Eagles starters Christen Wall and Brittany Long scored 23 and 21 points, respectively, for the Eagles. Alison Brumet had 10 points for Basalt. In Meeker, Grand Valley concluded the Cowboy Shootout Tournament with a pair of victories.On Friday, the 2-1 Cardinals downed 3A Olathe, 44-35, then polished off league rival Hayden, 55-34.WrestlingIn their first meet since re-starting the program the Glenwood Springs High School wrestling team’s Mike Zerfoss and Brad Kline earned fourth place in two different weight divisions at Saturday’s Hotchkiss Invitational tournament.At Montrose, the Demons JV team got third-place finishes from Ivan Chicone and Blair Hutson. Two additional Glenwood wrestlers – Matt Davis and Omar Diaz – earned fourth place.Glenwood has a dual meet scheduled against Rifle’s junior varsity team in Rifle Thursday.Glenwood has a dual meet scheduled against Rifle’s junior varsity team in Rifle Thursday.
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