RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team prevailed in its two games over the weekend, quite handily defeating Hotchkiss by a 48-31 margin and Caprock by a 54-14 one-sided landslide.
On Friday night, the Panthers came out playing extremely well, taking a 18-2 commanding lead at the end of the first quarter.
Coach Quinton Kent said, “We jumped on them early in the first quarter. I was pleased with the way we played defense right from the tip.”
He was proud of his team on both ends of the floor as he added, “We played solid defense and executed better on offense than we have the last few games.”
“It was a great team effort, and I was happy to have nine of our 11 players score,” he said. “Everyone played well on the defensive end of the floor.”
Rangely cooled off a little in the second quarter but still held onto a strong 24-13 lead at the intermission.
The Panther girls found their offensive rhythm again in the third period, scoring 16 points while holding the Bulldogs to just seven.
The Rangely girls ended up winning 48-31 and building confidence on their total team play.
They played Caprock Academy on Saturday and the Panther girls absolutely dominated the game.
In the first quarter, the Panthers demonstrated a great tempo and scored 16 points while holding Caprock to just eight.
The girls increased their lead to 30-13 by half and held Caprock to only a single points in the entire second half of play.
Coach Kent said, “While the outcome was never in doubt, Caprock played a solid first half, scoring 13 of their 14 total points in the first two quarters. We got a little bit smarter on the defensive end in the second half and Caprock got cold in their shooting.”
Rangley once again had an outstanding team effort with nine girls scoring and everyone playing.
The team was led by Katelyn Brown in scoring over the weekend and Katye Allred led the girls in rebounds.
The Panthers are finding several offensive weapons and they seem to be increasing their tempo.
They took their two-game winning streaks on the road to Meeker on Tuesday. They play Snake River on Friday night in Baggs and then host Plateau Valley on Saturday.