Ladies fall to North Park

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RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team had a solid fourth quarter against North Park and found even scoring from their entire team, but the squad could not overcome a first-quarter deficit and lost to Wildcats in Walden, 42-34, on Saturday.
Rangely fell behind 10-2 in the first quarter before coming to life, being edged 15-12 in the second quarter. They came out after half and stayed with North Park and proved they could compete, outscoring the Wildcats 12-6 in the final eight minutes.
The Panthers were led in scoring by Carrie Goddard with seven points,followed by the team effort of Desiree Coombs, Aimee Hogan and Dawn Stephens each adding six points. Chelsea Ficken added five points and Tessa Slagle had four on the night. Ficken led the team in rebounds with 10 followed by Slagle with six and Coombs with five.
The trip to Walden rounded out their pre-season schedule as they came off a tough loss to Little Snake River in Baggs on Friday night. The girls will take some time off before coming back to a tough regular season schedule beginning with another match up against Little Snake River, but this time in Rangely on Jan. 4 and Paonia in Rangely on Jan. 10.