Paonia screams past two hardwood foes

By Press Release

Paonia Eagles' basketball teams recorded a pair of wins last weekend. The first set of victories came against Soroco, 64-57 for girls and 88-32 for the boys. Saturday's scores against Hayden were 68-30 (girls) and 82-12 (boys).

Paonia 64, Soroco 57

Paonia (4-0, 10-0) was challenged by the Rams in this contest. The game was never out of reach for Soroco (2-1, 7-2) until the final buzzer.

Paonia 68, Hayden 30

The Eagles dominated Hayden (0-4, 2-8) in all phases of the game with second team players seeing plenty of action.

Paonia 88, Soroco 32

Paonia (4-0, 9-1) raced to a 22-point lead after one period and scored a whopping 33 points in the second quarter to take a 61-8 lead to the locker room for halftime.

With everyone seeing action in the second half, the Eagles offense set the cruise control with 27 points in the final 16 minutes of play. Soroco (1-2, 1-7) had its best effort offensively with 16 points in the final period.

Paonia 82, Hayden 21

It was more of the same against the Tigers (0-5, 0-8) on Saturday. A 30-4 first quarter set the tone for what was to come.

With everyone seeing action, the Eagles built a 54-12 halftime lead.

Paonia added 28 points to its totals in the second half while the defense stymied Hayden's offense by holding it to nine points the rest of the way.

Up Next

The Eagles are at Hotchkiss (6/7:30 p.m.) on Jan. 19 and host Grand Valley on Jan. 24. Varsity games are scheduled for 5:30 and 7 p.m.