Bruin girls win two more

By Wayne Crick

Bruin girls win two more   | CHS, Basketball

Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge's Hannah Gilmore, 33, gets a hand on the ball after it caromed off the rim in a game played against Basalt on Dec. 19. Hailey Henrie, left, watches as Gilmore reaches for the ball. Both Cedaredge players are juniors at CHS.

The Cedaredge girls' basketball team scored two more victories last week, including a 51-21 win over Meeker in Cedaredge, and a 52-25 win against Rangely on Saturday.

With the wins, Cedaredge's record climbs to 8-0 overall and 2-0 in 2A District 5 standings.

Bruins 51, Meeker 21

In years past, a matchup against Meeker would have caused plenty of anxiety for Cedaredge coaches and players alike. Many of the talented players who caused that uneasy feeling have graduated.

Last week's meeting in Cedaredge was all Blue and White with the Bruins rolling to a 51-21 decision. A 14-4 first quarter was evidence enough of Cedaredge's intentions.

Second-quarter action produced the same results in lopsided scoring with the Bruins playing to a 15-3 advantage and a 29-7 halftime lead.

Cedaredge finished the game with a 22-14 scoring edge in the second half.

Nellie Freeman scored 17 points for the Bruins, with Hannah Gilmore adding 11 points.

Gilmore was active in the rebounding department with 13 -- seven offensive and another six at the defensive end of the court.

Kendall McHugh was the top thief for Cedaredge with seven pilfers, and Gilmore was close behind with six.

Bruins 52, Rangely 25

The Bruins had one of the roughest starts of the season with just six points in the first quarter.

Things picked up considerably in the second frame with Cedaredge scoring 18 points to take a 24-10 halftime lead.

Cedaredge continued its game-dominance in the second half and stretched its lead to 20, 37-17, entering the final period of action.

The Bruins played a steady game in the fourth period and finished with a 14-4 run.

Freeman had 18 for the winners, including a trio of 3-pointers. Nine of her points came in the second period.

Gilmore was Cedaredge's second-leading scorer with 15, including a five-of-eight night at the foul line.

Cedaredge has a pair of games this week beginning with a visit to Collbran on Friday with a contest against Plateau Valley set to begin at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday the Bruins are in Grand Junction to face Caprock Academy at 1:30 p.m.

The Bruins will host Hotchkiss for a North Fork rivalry on Tuesday.