The Cedaredge boys basketball season came to an end this past week, Saturday, after a 46-40 loss in Craig to the Moffat County Bulldogs. An earlier 63-36 loss to Olathe occured on Feb. 14.
Cedaredge's girls were victorious in their final regular season finale with Olathe, with a nail-biting 38-34 overtime win in Cedaredge.
Pirates 63, Bruins 36
Cedaredge might have escaped the cellar had it won against Olathe on Feb. 14, but the Pirates had other plans on that happening with a dominating 63-36 3A WSL win.
The loss dropped the Bruins to 0-9 and 5-14 after completing their season schedule.
A pigtail game against Moffat County on Feb. 15 was for the rights to enter this weekend's district playoffs in Grand Junction. The Bulldogs squashed that possibility with a narrow 46-40 win that left the Bruins with an 0-9 league record and a 5-15 overall mark.
Bruins 38, Pirates 34
The Cedaredge girls needed a win against Olathe to keep third place in the final standings of the 3A WSL conference. The Bruins finished 7-2 and 15-4, a game ahead of Grand Valley, 6-3 and 15-4.
Cedaredge had a three -point lead after one period and led 14-10 at the half. Olathe outscored the Bruins 22-18 in the fourth quarter to push the game to overtime, tied at 32-32.
The Bruins were more offensive-minded in the overtime and pulled away from the Pirates for a 38-34 win.
Cedaredge hosted Coal Ridge's girls Feb. 19 with the winner advancing to district tournament play Feb. 22-23 at Central High School. The top four teams meet Friday (girls and boys) and Saturday to determine seeding for regional play next week.