Bruins still adjusting to 3A

By Wayne Crick


Cedaredge's basketball fortunes are on a roller coaster ride for the boys while the girls have rebounded from a loss to Paonia two weeks ago and posted a pair of wins this past week.

The boys hosted Delta on Jan. 17 and suffered a 69-58 loss. Later in the week Cedaredge visited Coal Ridge where it was thumped 83-63 by the Titans.

Cedaredge's girls got the best of Delta's Panthers, 42-30, on the 17th and cruised past the Titans 46-27 on Saturday in Silt.

Boys
Delta 69, Bruins 58

On Dec. 17, 2016, Delta rolled past the Bruins 90-74 in the First Colorado National Bank Tournament. Last week's finale, though it was a loss, showed much improvement for the Bruins. Delta scored an 11-point victory but did not have the same offensive game it had back in December.

Delta led 35-28 at halftime and had enough to hold off the home-standing Bruins in second half play to claim a 69-58 victory.

Jon Robinson had a good inside game for the Panthers and was the game's leading scorer with 22 points. Kyle Mock finished with 12 and Jaspar Carmichael had 11.

Christian Reynolds hit a pair of 3s on the perimeter for the Bruins and finished with 21 points. Peter Carlson chipped in another 10 points for Cedaredge.

Titans 83, Bruins 63

Four players had double digit scoring numbers for Coal Ridge on Saturday. Hunter Gerber led the way with 21 points, and Kevin DiMarco had 18.

Carlson netted 15 counters for the Bruins and Chrisitan Reynolds finished with 14.

Coal Ridge scored 53 points in the middle quarters combined to pull away from the Bruins. Cedaredge lost touch with the Titans after suffering an eight-point third quarter.

Girls
Bruins 42, Delta 30

The Bruins outpointed Delta 14-6 in the opening quarter and then used their defense to keep the Panthers at bay the rest of the way.

Delta's 14-13 fourth quarter was too little and too late in the 12-point loss.

Hannah Gilmore was all over the floor with her ballhandling and shooting for the Bruins. She finished with 13 points to lead all scorers in the game. Delta's Emily Nortnik tallied 10 points to lead the Panthers offense.

Emily Baier, the Panthers' hustling forward, left the game in the first quarter with an injury and did not return.

Bruins 46, Titans 27

Cedaredge's offense took control early with a 19-6 opening quarter and then used its defense to subdue Coal Ridge's offense the rest of the way.

The Bruins led 26-17 at halftime and 36-19 with one quarter left to play.

Cedaredge plays twice next week. The first game is against Grand Valley in Parachute with varsity contests scheduled for 6 (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys).

Cedaredge's girls are currently sitting atop the 3A WSL standings with a 1-0 league mark and 7-3 overall. Delta is listed third at 1-0 and 8-3.

The Bruins are at home on Saturday where they will take on a challenging Basalt squad in both boys and girls play. Game times for Saturday's contests are set for 2 p.m. for the varsity girls and 3:30 p.m. for the opening tipoff for the boys.