Last week's lone basketball action for Cedaredge High School was against Olathe. The girls team stayed unbeaten with a lopsided 40-15 decision. A spirited Olathe boys team, led by Jorge Gonzales' 33 points, upended Craig Cerise's team with an 80-71 win.
Ryan Hilbig's girls team took an early 19-8 lead in its game against the Pirates and never looked back with everyone getting into the game. No game statistics were available.
In boys action, the Bruins (0-0, 4-3) looked to have early control with a 17-10 lead following the end of the first quarter.
Olathe, 0-0 and 4-4, found its offense in the second quarter to match Cedaredge's 20-point effort and remained seven points behind at the break, 37-30.
A third-quarter explosion by the Pirates' offense produced a 30-point surge which put Olathe up 60-51 with one period left to play.
The Pirates kept their momentum in the final stanza with 20 more points to tie Cedaredge's scoring output for a game-ending 80-71 decision.
Gonzales' 33 markers led all scorers in the game with Pirates' teammates Dominique Gonzales and Stephen Kubin contributing 12 points each.
Cedaredge had four players who scored 16 points each; Baylee Piper, Jacob Lewis, Jared Reynolds and Peter Carlson.
Carlson had 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots in the game and Lewis finished with 10 boards for the Bruins. Cesar Suarez pulled down eight rebounds for Olathe with teammates Mackenzie Cox, Dawson Walraven, Jorge Gonzales and Giovonni all grabbing five caroms each.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.