The race is on for both the boys and girls basketball teams at Delta High School. After two-loss weeks, the two teams find themselves holding at the number five spot in league standings with just three games remaining on their regular season schedules.
Delta's boys are listed at number 39 in Class 4A state standings while the Lady Panthers are the 41st team.
In order to make the post-season playoffs, both teams need to finish in the top six in the 3A WSL.
Last week's play began on Tuesday, Feb. 4, against Eagle Valley and make-up games. The Lady Panthers struggled early and eventually lost the game, 53-46.
Delta's boys were just the opposite after having a great start to run away with the game, 70-44.
Friday games with Glenwood Springs were losses for both teams, with the girls losing 56-31 and the boys by a score of 64-49.
A trip north to Steamboat was a win for Delta's girls (42-36) while the boys ran into a buzz-saw and a 66-54 defeat.
EV 53, Delta 46
The Lady Devils wanted to set the pace with a 16-7 run in the opening quarter and went on to survive a late scare for the seven-point win.
Mariel Gutierrez had 16 points for game-high honors for Eagle Valley while Katie Puderbaugh scored 13 points to lead Delta.
GS 56, Delta 31
The Lady Demons showed why they are the number-one team in girls play in the 4A WSL. A slow start by both teams kept first-half scores low, with Glenwood taking a 23-19 halftime lead to the locker rooms.
Second-half play was mostly dictated by the Lady Demons as they outscored Delta 33-12 to post the key 4A victory. Delaney Gaddis was the game's leading scorer with 16 points for Glenwood. Haley Millard and Shelby Curtis shared scoring honors for Delta with eight points each.
Delta 42, SS 36
After trailing 7-0, Delta began to find consistency in its game and rallied for a 13-11 halftime lead. A 12-9 third-quarter run gave Delta a 25-20 lead with one quarter left.
Delta outscored the Lady Sailors 17-16 in the fourth period to score the six-point victory.
Puderbaugh's 15 points led Delta shooters in the game. Maggie Crouch had 14 counters for Steamboat Springs.
Delta 70, EV 44
Delta (6-5, 8-9) was fast and furious in opening-quarter play against the visiting Eagle Valley Devils (3-9, 5-13). A 26-11 first quarter saw three Panthers score six or more points. Ryan Whiteside led the way with eight points, with Kenny Wood (pair of treys) and Eian Baier adding six points each.
The Panthers led 44-21 at the break and stayed three points ahead in the second half with a 26-23 margin for the 26-point win.
Cade Gafford found the rim for 17 points while Whiteside finished with 13. Eian Baier added double-digit scoring with 12 points and Kenny Wood had 11.
GS 64, Delta 49
Both teams were successful offensively, with the Demons winning the first quarter 20-18.
Glenwood kept some pressure on the Panthers in the second frame for a 14-8 run and a 34-26 halftime lead.
The Demons were too much for Delta in the second half and pulled away for a 64-49 win.
Jared Gambrel had game-scoring honors with 25 points while Whiteside and Baier shared team-scoring honors for Delta with 12 points each. The two teams split on the season with Delta winning 55-49 in Glenwood.
SS 66, Delta 54
The Panthers trailed early in this game but fought back to lead at the end of the first quarter, 17-13. Kenny Wood's play sparked Delta's efforts as he scored nine of his 11 points in the first period.
Steamboat's outside game began taking its toll in the second quarter as the Sailors rallied for a 28-27 lead at the half.
A 22-13 surge by Steamboat Springs in the third all but wrapped up the win for the Sailors.
Reiher scored 14 points, with Baier and Wood chipping in 13 and 11 points respectively.
Carter Kounovsky had game-scoring honors with 17 for Steamboat.blog comments powered by Disqus