Rangely boys split weekend games, 4-3 in league play

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Senior Dylan LeBleu reached double digits in a match with Soroco, and led the Panthers with nine points in a home game against Hotchkiss. The Panthers will host Meeker this weekend.
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RANGELY | The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team split their league contests with Soroco and Hotchkiss last weekend. The Panthers spoiled Soroco’s Winterfest ceremonies on Friday with a 66-60 road win. The Panthers trailed 29-33 at halftime but outscored the Rams 20-10 in the third quarter to take a 49-43 lead. Jesse Koler contributed 16 points for the Rams while Sydney Cole put in 21 points for the Panthers. Dylan LeBleu and Keihlin Myers also reached double digits for the Panthers with 10 points each. The JV team fought hard for a 48-44 victory.

On Saturday, the Hotchkiss Bulldogs halted the Panther’s three-game winning streak. The Panthers trailed Hotchkiss 20-26 at halftime, but could not find an answer for the Bulldogs’ suffocating zone press in the second half. In a 55-33 Bulldog victory, Hotchkiss had nine players score; however neither team had anyone in double digits. Dylan LeBleu led the Panthers with nine points. The JV team also lost 33-54.

Rangely is now 4-3 in league play and has an overall record of 5-9. The Panthers host Meeker on Friday, Feb. 7, and travel to Vail Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 8.

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