Same story, different game for RHS girls

Rangely’s Aimee Hogan makes two of her 12 points with a layup against Vail Christian, with junior classmate Chelsea Ficken following. The lady Panthers will host Paonia Friday and travel to Hotchkiss Saturday.

Rangely’s Aimee Hogan makes two of her 12 points with a layup against Vail Christian, with junior classmate Chelsea Ficken following. The lady Panthers will host Paonia Friday and travel to Hotchkiss Saturday.
Rangely’s Aimee Hogan makes two of her 12 points with a layup against Vail Christian, with junior classmate Chelsea Ficken following. The lady Panthers will host Paonia Friday and travel to Hotchkiss Saturday.
RANGELY I “It was the same story, different game,” Rangely girls’ basketball coach Quinton Kent said of his team’s 41-28 win over the Vail Christian Saints last Saturday at home. “We got off to a somewhat slow start but then buckled down defensively in the second half and pulled away.”
The lady Panthers will host Paonia this Friday and travel to Hotchkiss for another league game this Saturday.
Against the Saints, Quincey Thacker led her team with seven points in the first quarter to give the lady Panthers an 11-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. Rangely was only able to score six in the second quarter, including four from Aimee Hogan but the Saints outscored the Panthers by three in the second quarter.
“The game was tied at half,” Kent said. “We made some small adjustments offensively, keyed in on their scorers and that was the difference.”
The Saints were led by Jessie Hartley and Paris Baker, who combined to score 15 of the Saints’ 17, first quarter points.
“They (Hartley and Baker) were doing whatever they wanted against us in the first half,” Kent said. “In the second half, those two players combined for three points. I was proud of our defensive effort in the second half.”
The lady Panthers held the Saints to four points in the third quarter, while putting 10 more on the scoreboard, including six from Thacker, giving Rangely a 27-21 lead going into the final quarter.
Hogan scored half of her 12 points in the final eight minutes and the Panthers doubled the Saints’ seven points in the fourth quarter.
Thacker led the team with 16 points and Hogan also finished in double figures with 12. Leslie Hernandez, Brittany Babineaux and Chelsea Ficken all scored four and Kelsey Prosser made a free throw.
Rangely will host Paonia Friday in a league game and travel to Hotchkiss for another this Saturday.