RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team is looking ahead to a big week as they play Soroco today, and then Caprock Academy at home on Friday for their last league game. On Saturday they head to Baggs to play Little Snake River in the “Pink” game, Coach Quinton Kent said.
“The ‘pink’ game is going to be a special event because both teams are collecting pledges to donate to a charity of choice,” Kent said. “We are collecting pledges for every free throw we take. If we make the free throw, we are donating 100 percent of those pledges to Jennifer Goddard for her stem cell treatment. If we miss, we are donating 80 percent of that free throw pledge to Jennifer Goddard and 20 percent to Little Snake River’s charity Walk 4 Life, which is a local charity in Baggs set up to help people who have cancer pay for fuel costs and hotel costs.
“Jennifer Goddard lives here in Rangely and although she does not have cancer, we decided to donate to her stem cell treatment for Multiple Sclerosis because her daughter plays on our team and we felt like that would make it more personal to our team.”
On Tuesday, the team will travel to West Grand for the first round of the district tournament.
Kent said, “If we win, we will play the winner of Hayden and Meeker on Thursday.”
Winners advance to the regional tournament and the team that loses is done for the year.
Rangely played Paonia on Friday last week and the Eagles proved to be too much for the Panthers.
“(Paonia was) good the first time we played them, and I think they are playing much better defense now,” Kent said. “We struggled to find a scoring option.”
The game was 17-8 at half and the Panthers were unable to score in the third period.
The final score was 46-18.
Katelyn Brown and Lindzey Thacker led the scorers with four points each, and Desiree Coombs lea the rebounders with six.
The regular season is coming to an end for the Panthers as Friday night is Parents’ Night and the last home game.
The district tournament begins next week.