The Cedaredge Bruins had a couple of ballgames this past week, beginning with a Tuesday matchup against Hotchkiss on Feb. 9. The Bruin girls won their contest, 69-40, while the boys were defeated 44-35. See the related Cedaredge/Hotchkiss story in today's issue of the DCI.
On Friday, both teams scored wins against the visiting Plateau Valley Cowboys. In girls' action, the Bruins were never in trouble as they scored at least 17 points in each of the four quarters on their way to a 70-29 victory. The boys also led from start to finish and scored a 47-36 2A WSL win.
Bruins 70, PVHS 29
Nellie Freeman hit a trio of 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 19 points against the Cowboys. The Bruins started with an 18-8 first quarter and added 10 more points to their lead in the second frame, taking a 35-15 lead at halftime.
Cedaredge kept applying defensive pressure in the second half and outscored the Cowboys 35-14 for a 70-29 final score.
Hannah Gilmore scored 11 points for the Bruins and pulled down eight rebounds in the game.
The Bruins are leading the 2A District 5 WSL with a league record of 10-1 and 17-1 overall. Paonia is second at 9-1 and 15-2, with Soroco third with its 9-1 and 16-2 marks.
Bruins 47, PVHS 36
Cedaredge owned the lead after all four quarters of play, due mostly to the 23-12 lead at halftime. Second-half play was dead-even with each team scoring 24 points.
Garrett Meyers led Cedaredge and Plateau Valley scorers with 16 points. Shane Gates added 14 for the Bruins.
Jessie Klingler had eight points and Joe Heaton had seven to pace the Cowboys' offense.
The Bruins will host Caprock Academy on Feb. 20 to close regular season play.
The varsity girls are scheduled to play at 1:30 p.m. with the boys taking the floor around 3 p.m.