Photo by Wayne Crick Cedaredge’s Trent Walker ran out of driving room against Coal Ridge a couple of weeks ago. His aggressive style of play cost him a foul. Cedaredge dropped a pair of 3A WSL games this past week with losses to Grand Valley and Moffat County.The Bruin boys' basketball team stubbed its toes in 3A WSL play this past week. Cedaredge fell to Grand Valley, 48-38, on Tuesday (Feb. 12) and played one of its better games of the season against Moffat County on Friday but fell 69-59.
According to head boys' coach Kevin Dunbar, "We're still on a losing skid. The kids are playing hard, tough, ball ... and they just need to find a way to get over the hump. I think they played one of their best games against Moffat County. It was a physical game that didn't have a few things go our way. We are only a few defensive stops and rebounds away from getting there. Overall, I think this team is improving every day and is going to peak at the right time."
GV 48, Cedaredge 38
Neither team was finding the right combinations to produce effective results in the first quarter. Each team scored four points in the first eight minutes.
Cedaredge had the better adjustment in the second period and pulled ahead with a 10-5 run.
The Cardinals were better prepared to play offense in the second half and started with a 17-6 third quarter to start the slide for Cedaredge. A 22-18 run in the final stanza was just too much for the Bruins to overcome and Grand Valley survived with a 10-point victory.
Reid Gates was the leading scorer for Cedaredge with 13 points. Sam Parker had 17 for the Cardinals.
MC 69, Cedaredge 59
Cedaredge had more offense against the visiting Moffat County Bulldogs on Friday. Gates' 26 points provided the Bruins with the game's leading scorer. Trent Walker was close behind with his 22 counters.
The closely-contested game had Moffat County ahead by three, 21-18, after one period and up 35-28 at the half.
Walker knocked down a trio of three-pointers and finished with 11 points in the first period with Gates chipping in seven.
Cedaredge's second-half run was too little and too late with the Bulldogs holding onto the lead with a 26-21 fourth period. Gates dumped in 11 points for the Bruins while Taft Cleverly countered with 10 points for the Cardinals and Kort Hatthorn chipped in eight more.
Cedaredge (5-10 and 5-13) has one remaining game on its regular-season schedule. That contest is against Roaring Fork (in Carbondale) on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.
The Rams are leading the 3A WSL with a 14-1 league mark and 15-3 overall.