Delta’s Taylor Zunich is in position to pull down a rebound against Palisade’s Lady Bulldogs in a game played in Palisade last Tuesday (Feb. 14). Delta collected a share of the league title with a 55-28 win and Moffat County’s win at Glenwood Springs.
Delta's Lady Panthers have started their new winning streak, and, with a 55-28 win in Palisade, they have a two-game start.
Delta also earned a piece of the 4A WSL title with the win after learning Moffat County knocked off Glenwood Springs 44-37 on Tuesday night.
Both Glenwood and Moffat County foiled Delta's bid for an undefeated league season with wins in recent weeks. The win by Moffat County gives Delta, the Lady Bulldogs and Glenwood Springs identical 10-2 records in league play.
Against Palisade, there wasn't much scoring in the first quarter, but Delta was able to come away with a 13-8 advantage. Callie Gafford had six of those points for the Lady Panthers.
Second-quarter action was fueled by six points each from Gafford and Skylyn Webb as the Lady Panthers outscored Palisade 18-6 for a 31-11 halftime lead.
Delta kept their momentum to begin second-half play with a 17-7 spurt in the third period that was sparked by Webb's 10 points.
A slow fourth quarter went to Palisade, 10-7, to account for the game's final score of 55-28.
Delta continues to be plagued by poor free throw shooting as the Lady Panthers hit just 12 of 21 from the stripe.
Webb's 21 counters led all scorers in the game with teammate Gafford's 16 close behind. Palisade failed to produce a double-digit scorer in the game with Emily Crow's seven leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Panthers were not treated with respect in regards to state playoff pairings, but they are still in the hunt with a first round game scheduled for today, Feb. 22, at home against number 12 seeded Conifer (9-13). Game time is set for 6 p.m.
Delta (18-4) comes in as a number five seed after winning a part of the league title. The other two teams, Glenwood Springs (19-4) and Moffat County (17-6), enter the playoffs at number four and three respectively.