For first-year girls' coach Joe Berger, the season was not anything at all like he wanted it to end, but there is talent on the team that will take a little more time to produce the desired results.
Berger and the Cedaredge Lady Bruins ended their basketball season this past week with a loss to Grand Valley, 57-50, on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Cedaredge had to play a pigtail, or play-in game, to see who would advance to the league tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Grand Valley wanted to establish a strong first quarter to distill any thoughts the Lady Bruins might have about winning the game. A 23-8 first quarter certainly sent a message to that affect.
Cedaredge fought back in the second quarter and outscored the Lady Cardinals (12-4, 15-7) 13-9 but trailed 32-21 at the half.
Cedaredge's offense stayed hotter than Grand Valley's in the third period and cut into the Lady Cardinal's lead with a 15-10 run.
Grand Valley held on to turn back the upset-minded Lady Bruins with a 15-14 fourth quarter and a 57-50 win.
Jordan Smith scored 15 points for Cedaredge and was the game's leading scorer. Teammate Kristen Gardner chipped in 13 to give the Lady Bruins two players with double figure scoring.
Haley Johnson had 14 points to lead Grand Valley and Rocio Roman had 13.
Cedaredge's season ended with the Lady Bruins finishing in sixth place with a league record of 6-10 and 7-13 overall.blog comments powered by Disqus