Against Olathe on Jan. 6 the Cedaredge girls basketball team suffered a 49-31 loss in league play to the Pirates. Cedaredge's boys were able to keep the Pirates looking for victories with a 63-49 setback.
Olathe 49, Bruins 31
Cedaredge took a 15-13 lead after one period and looked to be in a rythym to compete at a high level.
The next three quarters, however, were far from the Bruins' accustomed offensive output with just 14 points being scored the rest of the way. Olathe had its offense working well enough to surge to a 12-4 second quarter scoring burst for a lead they would not relinquish.
Neither team was able to produce double figure scores in the third quarter. A big run in the final quarter produced 19 points, and sealed the win, for the Pirates while Cedaredge tallied just six points.
In what could arguably be the lowest scoring output in some time, Cedaredge got just six points from Courtney Freeman, Grace Andrews and Jade Gummo. One of the Bruins' top scorers, Hannah Gilmore, was held to just two points.
McKayla McKinney pulled down seven rebounds for the Bruins in the loss.
Next up for the Bruins is Rangely on Jan. 13 at Cedaredge High School. The girls varsity contest is set for a 6 p.m. starting time.
Delta will visit the Bruins on Jan. 15 for a 3A WSL contest that begins at 6 p.m.
Bruins 63, Olathe 49
In boys action the Bruins were successful in their first game back from Christmas break with a 63-49 win over Olathe.
Cedaredge got double-digit scoring from three players to help the Bruins keep Olathe in the cellar for 3A WSL standings with a 1-7 record. The Bruins' record improved to 4-3 with the victory.
Senior Christian Reynolds tossed in 18 points to lead Cedaredge's offense. Junior Peter Carlson wasn't too far behind with 15 points and senior Isaac Swoffer contributed another 10 counters in the win.
Olathe's Jorge Gonzales paced the Pirates' offense with 16 points and was joined in double figures by Daniel Vernon with 11 and Austin Hemphill with 10 points.
Christian Reynolds was also the Bruins' leading rebounder with eight and Carlson hauled in another seven while Jacob Lewis snagged six carroms.
The Bruins take on Rangely Jan. 13 in Cedaredge with game time set for 6 p.m.
On Jan. 17 the Bruins host Delta at 7:30 p.m. for a 3A WSL matchup.
The Hotchkiss-Crawford Historial Society will host its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 at the Memorial Hall in Hotchkiss. There will be music, refreshments and a guest speaker, Robert Sibernagel. He is well known in the area as he writes regional history columns for The Daily Sentinel. He was formerly the editorial page editor for that paper for 19 years.