Lady Panthers lose two; play Hotchkiss

RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team had two tough games over the weekend.
When the lady Panthers played Hotchkiss on Friday, they found themselves down 21-7 after the first period. Rangely could not get their offense going in the second quarter either, but the team regrouped at halftime and outscored the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, 14-12.
The Panthers were led in scoring by Desiree Coombs with seven, followed by Kayte Allred and Aimee Hogan with six, Tessa Slagle and Lindzey Thacker added four and Simone Heinle had two. Thacker led the team in rebounding with six followed by Coombs and Allred with four each.
The Paonia game was an improvement over their first meeting.
Rangely came up short, but found ways to score. They were led by Hogan and Thacker with six points each, Heinle and Slagle both added three and Sydney Shaffer added two. Slagle led rebounders in the game with five.
The weekend gave them a chance to have a great scouting report for the upcoming weekend as they will play Hotchkiss one more time for a chance to advance to the semifinals of the district tournament.
The Panthers hope to put together four quarters identical to the final period against Hotchkiss on Saturday.