RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team earned a big win on Saturday as they beat Hotckiss 60-47.
The team came out playing well and took a 14-7 first quarter lead.
The second quarter found three of the starters in foul trouble, letting Hotchkiss back in the game as the Panthers were up by just just one at intermission.
Coach Quinton Kent said, “We got back on track in the third quarter, outscoring them 21-9 and extending our lead in the fourth quarter as high as 19 points.”
Katelyn Brown led all Rangely girls’ scorers with a huge game, scoring 30 of the team’s 60 points.
Kent said, “It was fun to see a lot of our players score, including Katelyn Brown getting 30 points. We are happy to see her shooting well again.”
The win was certainly a team effort as seven players scored for the Panthers.
Kayte Allred added 13 points, Lindzey Thacker had six, Sydney Shaffer had four, Kaylalle Wymann and Antoinette Dorris each added two.
Lindzey Thacker led on the rebounding with nine rebounds while Katye Allred added nine more.
On Friday, the Panthers played a Cedaredge team that is ranked No. 3 in Colorado.
The game began with both teams trading baskets, but the Bruins controlled the boards, giving themselves second and third chances all the way to an 18-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Rangely managed to control the tempo fairly well but could not get shots to fall as the game progressed.
The Panthers played Meeker at home Tuesday night but the scores were unavailabe by press time for the Herald Times.
The Rangely girls will play Paonia on Friday, then they will move on in their preparations for the post-season play in two weeks.