RANGELY I The Rangely Panthers split their league games this weekend starting with a 57-25 win at home over the North Park Wildcats on Friday. Dylan LeBleu scored 16 of his 16 points in the first quarter, helping the Panthers outscore the Wildcats 26-4. The scoring pace slowed after the first quarter, but Rangely maintained a comfortable lead throughout. Timothy Scoggins put in 14 points and Sydney Cole pitched in 10 to support LeBleu’s scoring efforts. The Panthers also earned a win in their JV game.
Rangely came out strong again on Saturday at Paonia, with Ryan Richens helping the Panthers to a 9-2 first-quarter lead. The scoring efforts slowed, but the Panthers held on to a 14-13 lead at halftime. Paonia was able to find a scoring rhythm in the second half, and, according to Panther coach Kyle Boydstun, “We struggled to get our inside game going and it hurt us down the stretch.” The Eagles’ efforts earned them a 43-36 league victory. Ryan Richens and Timothy Scoggins led the Panthers’ scoring with 13 and seven points respectively. Earlier in the day, the Panther’s JV squad notched another win over the Eagles.
Rangely is now 6-12 overall with a 5-6 league record. The Panthers wrap up league and regular season play by hosting DeBeque on Friday, Feb. 21. There will not be JV games with DeBeque. The varsity girls’ game starts at 4:30 p.m. followed by the boys at 6 p.m. Senior appreciation ceremonies will also take place between games.