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RANGELY I The Rangely High School boys’ basketball team won another close game Saturday as they beat Hotchkiss 51-46.
The Panthers had eight guys score for them and worked through foul trouble late in the game.
Coach Kyle Boydstun said, “We had to manage foul trouble again in the fourth quarter, but the boys hit some key free throws and did some tremendous work on the defensive boards to secure the win.”
Patrick Scoggins led in rebounds and scoring as he had a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds and scoring 17 points. Kaulan Brady added 11 points and six rebounds, Mikey Shepherd had five points and five rebounds, Kobe Broome added five points, Troy Allred had six points, Brennan Noyes had three points and Devin Rameriz and Austin Ficken each had two.
The team trailed by two after the first quarter but had an outstanding run in the second quarter, giving them a 25-21 lead at the half.
The RHS Panthers controlled the game the rest of the way and kept their composure when Hotchkiss made one final run at the end of the game.
The team played Cedaredge on Friday night, and the team came out playing well, taking a one-point lead after the first quarter. They went in at the intermission, down by just one point.
Coach Boydstun said, “Our defense was very good in the first half.”
The Bruins went on a run in the third quarter and stretched their lead to six, a lead the Panthers could not narrow.
Boydstun said, “The boys are putting forth great effort down the stretch. I sometimes forget how young we are and I need to be ready to manage some of the youthfulness. I’m very proud of what they accomplished on Cedaredge’s home court.”
Scoggins was again the leading scorer with 19 points. Mikey Shepherd added nine, Brennan Noyes had eight, Kaulan Brady and Kobe Broome each had four points, Troy Allred and Devin Ramirez each added three and Austin Ficken had two points to round out the scoring.
The Panthers played Meeker on Tuesday night, but the score was unavailable by press time.
Rangely will travel to face off against a rough Paonia this weekend.
Coach stated, “We have some tough league games coming up. Our focus right now is just one game at a time. Each game is very important for seeding as we approach the district tournament.”