RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team played South Routt County (Soroco) Friday. Despite a huge third quarter, they were unable to win the game.
The Panther girls struggled with getting offensive production in the first quarter, trailing by a 12-2 in the first eight minutes of the game.
The girls were able to find the basket in the second quarter, but the Rams played their style of basketball, with tough defensive pressure and a fast tempo.
Rangely trailed 31-11 at the half, however they came out of the locker room showing tremendous heart and outscored Soroco 20-8 behind an outstanding showing by Katelyn Brown, who finished with 25 points and 11 rebounds.
Lindzey Thacker had eight points and 10 rebounds, followed by Desiree Coombs with seven points and six rebounds and Katye Allred with six points and five rebounds. Simone Heinle finished with two points and three rebounds.
The team scored 17 points in the final period, but the Panthers faced too large a deficit to recover from the first half.
The game proved the team has several weapons and an exciting season may be in store. With a freshman turning in a double-double in a varsity game, there is certainly great potential for the Panthers in 2015.