RBC middle school girls open season on road

RBC I The Barone Middle School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team traveled to Craig with new head coach Kris Casey, where the A-team won, making two free throws with one second left.
“I was very proud of how they played,” Casey said of the first game. “We still have a lot of work to do this week but it was a good start to the season.”
Casey said the A-team started out slow, only scoring two points in the first quarter and down 6-13 at the half.
“We struggled to get an offense to work,” Casey said. “I threw in a new offense and threw together a press and the girls came into the second half read to get back into the game.”
The young Lady Cowboys played “great” defense and did not allow Craig to score in the third quarter. Casey said Craig’s press also came into play and they will be working on these “issues” during practice.
The eighth-grade B team was only down four at half (10-14), but struggled once Craig pressed them.
“We have not had time to work to much on a press break and they struggled to get the ball across the half court,” Casey said.
The BMS seventh-graders also struggled in their first game of the season,
as the A-team lost 1-53 and the B-team lost 2-17.
“Everyone was a little nervous,” seventh-grade coach Nicole Dupire said. “The girls worked hard but we still have a lot of fundamentals to work on.”
The BMS teams will travel to Rangely today to take on the Panthers.The young Panthers successfully opened their season in Steamboat Springs, where the A and B teams of both the seventh- and eighth-graders won their games.
“We started and ended the games strong and hit the floor running and did not stop,” eighth-grade coach Jessica Fortunado said.
Rangely will also play Craig this Saturday.