RANGELY | The Rangely Panthers took advantage of some tough competition at the Manila Jamboree last Friday and Saturday to prepare for the upcoming league schedule starting on Jan. 5. The Manila Mustangs proved to be a very quick and talented group as the Panthers lost 66-36 on Friday. Micah Zenner led Rangely in scoring with 13 points followed by Sydney Cole and Marshall Webber with 10 and eight respectively.
Coach Boydstun said, “Manila’s pressure in the first half got to us, but we did a better job in the second half of taking care of the basketball. The score may not reflect it, but I saw a lot of good things that we can build on.”
Rangely took on the Intermountain Christian Lions on Saturday and fell 73-48. The Lions featured two players averaging over 20 points per game and took advantage of a big second quarter (23-8) to overpower the Panthers. Micah Zenner had a big game with 27 points to lead Rangely, while Marshall Webber and Sydney Cole had five rebounds each.
Rangely’s junior varsity boys split two close games, losing to Manila and defeating the ICS Lions. The Panthers’ next game features league play against Hayden at home on Jan. 5. Junior varsity games start at 1 p.m., varsity girls play at 2:30 p.m. and the varsity boys begin at 4 p.m.
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