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RANGELY I The Rangely High School girls’ basketball team played three games over the weekend, winning one and losing two, setting up a pigtail game Tuesday, which, unfortunately ended the season for the girls.
On Thursday, the Panther girls lost 54-49 against Southern Routt County (Soroco). Lindzey Thacker and freshman Katelyn Brown led all Rangely girls with 11 points each while Simone Heinle pulled down six rebounds.
The girls were victorius 44-15 against Caprock of Collbran Friday. Brown again led scoring with 16 points, including four three-point shots. Fellow freshman Sarah Connor pulled down nine rebounds.
The girls played a tight game against the Little Snake River Rattlers Saturday in Baggs, Wyo., but Little Snake River prevailed 40-35.
Brown again led the Panthers in scoring with 18 points while Simone Heinle had six rebounds.
Tuesday the Panthers lost to West Grand by a 45-44 margin, coach Quinton Kent said Wednesday.
“We made some adjustments at the half and defensive intensity picked up in the quarter as we cut the lead from 16 to eight,” Kent said.
Under the shooting of Katelyn Brown, the girls regained energy and momentum. With 10 seconds left, Rangely stole the ball and “had two fairly good looks at the basket, but it rimmed out, and that was the game,” Kent said.
“I was really proud of how we got back into the game,” he said. “We didn’t (fold) and while the result wasn’t what we wanted, it was a good lesson learned for our young team.”