It was a rough, but rewarding, road trip to Rangely for the Cedaredge girls' basketball team. The play was physical and a win made it all the more special. "Rangely is a tough out ... they play hard and made it pretty physical in the second half. They will be tough in that 2A league," reported girls coach Ryan Hilbig.
The Bruins (0-0, 8-0) had the mojo in the first half and took advantage for a 23-11 halftime lead. Rangely (2-1, 8-3 2A District 5) held a slight advantage offensively with a 23-20 edge in the second half of play.
One of the highlights of the game was the number of free throws attempted in the game. Cedaredge beat a path to the charity stripe for 39 attempts and made 18 of them, with Courtney Freeman canning eight of 10.
Rangely's Katelyn Brown was the go-to player for the Panthers. She had a rented space at the free throw line and spent quite a bit of time there shooting 14 times and making 12 of her attempts. Ten of her free throws came in the fourth quarter. Her 15 points represented game-high scoring numbers. The Panthers finished with 18 attempted free throws in the game.
Freeman's 12 points topped Cedaredge scorers with Grace Andrews sharing the scoring light with 11 points. Andrews led the Bruins with 10 rebounds while Jade McGovern grabbed eight boards and Addison Schwarz pulled down another seven caroms.
Cedaredge made the short trip to Delta on Tuesday (Jan. 16) for a conference tilt and is at home on Saturday to face another league foe, Coal Ridge (0-0, 4-5).