Bruin cagers beat RHS

By Wayne Crick

Bruin cagers beat RHS | CHS, Basketball

Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge's Nellie Freeman lofts a shot over a Rangely defender during game action last Friday night in Cedaredge. The Bruins took control of the game early and scored a 57-30 2A WSL win. Freeman scored 16 points for the Bruins.

The Cedaredge Bruin girls put themselves right back into the thick of things with their 42-40 win over Paonia on Saturday. That game was played in Paonia and avenges an earlier 54-39 loss to the Eagles on Jan. 22. (See related story.)

Cedaredge played Rangely earlier in the week, Feb. 5, and scored a 57-30 win. The week's wins moved the Bruins' record to 8-1 in 2A WSL play and 15-1 overall. According to, the Bruins are ranked first in 2A state rankings.

In boys' action, the Bruins, after starting slow, took over the game from the second quarter on and scored a 62-52 win over Rangely in 2A WSL action. Cedaredge lost to Paonia, 62-37, on Saturday.

Bruins 57, Rangely 30

Cedaredge's defense allowed 11 points in the opening quarter and then limited the Panther offense to single-digit scoring in each of the remaining three periods of play.

Hannah Gilmore scored eight points and Kendall McHugh six in Cedaredge's 18-11 first-quarter run.

Nellie Freeman had eight counters in the second stanza to lead the Bruins on a 14-8 run and a 32-19 halftime lead.

After the break, Freeman and McHugh scored six points each, guiding Cedaredge on a 15-8 romp.

The Bruins outscored Rangely 10-3 in fourth-quarter play, making the final score 57-30.

Freeman finished with 16 points and teammates McHugh and Gilmore scored 12 points each. Katelyn Brown and Kayte Allred scored nine points apiece for the Panthers.

Bruins 62, Rangely 52

A slow start turned into a 2A WSL win for the Bruins.

Rangely opened with a 13-12 advantage after one period of play. A turn-around second period gave the Bruins a 29-28 lead heading into locker rooms for halftime.

The Bruins had their biggest quarter, in point- margin difference, in the third quarter with a 17-12 run.

Cedaredge added another 17 points in the fourth quarter while its defense gave up just 12 to make the final score 62-52.

Rangely's Patrick Scoggins scored 19 points to lead the Panthers' offensive attack.

The Bruins played Hotchkiss (5-4, 6-10) on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and will play Plateau Valley (2-7, 3-11) on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Cedaredge concludes its regular season schedule on Feb. 20 against Caprock Academy at 3 p.m. in Cedaredge.