The Cedaredge High School boys basketball team split its last two regular season games, losing to Roaring Fork on Friday, 56-34, and defeating Moffat County, 48-41, on Saturday.
Cedaredge's final league standing is 2-7 with an overall record of 5-14 giving the Bruins a number nine seed heading into this weekend's district tournament at Central High School.
Rams 56, Bruins 34
Peter Carlson's 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks weren't enough to stop the bleeding in the second half where the Bruins scored five and six points respectively in the final two quarters of play.
Roaring Fork started strong with 19 points in the opening quarter to the Bruins' 13 counters. A nine-point second quarter allowed Cedaredge to shave one point off the Rams' lead and go to halftime trailing 28-23.
A 28-11 second half sealed the win for Roaring Fork.
Bruins 48, MoCo 41
Cedaredge outpointed the Bulldogs 14-6 in first-quarter play and held on to take a 31-26 lead to their locker room at halftime.
Neither team showed signs of mounting a sustained offensive presence in the second half with the Bruins winning the second half by a 17-15 margin.
Jacob Lewis hit four 3s for the Bruins and finished with 18 points for the winners. Carlson scored 14 points, had 13 rebounds and blocked five shots in the win.
Monday night's play-in games had Gunnison (7th seed) hosting Moffat County (10th seed) and Aspen (8th seed) hosting Cedaredge (9th seed). Winners from those play-in games played again on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in quarterfinal action.
Number one-seeded Coal Ridge faced the winner of the Aspen/Cedaredge game; fourth seed Grand Valley hosted fifth seed Basalt; second seed Roaring Fork played the winner of the Gunnison/Moffat County game and number three Delta hosted sixth seed Olathe.
The remainder of the district tournament games will be held at Central High School, Feb. 23-24. Friday's semifinal games (boys) are set for 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday features the boys third-place game at 10:30 with the championship game scheduled for 1:30 p.m.