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January 11, 2014
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Vail Christian tops DeBeque

EDWARDS — After beating Shining Mountain in December, Vail Christian boys basketball’s Ethan Ellsworth and Branden Currey celebrated by saying, “Just like football.”

After all, the duo was part of a league title during the fall, and they wouldn’t mind a winter repeat.

However, “Just like golf,” might also be a theme as Parker Poage led Vail Christian with 23 points as the Saints returned from the break with a 79-44 pasting of DeBeque at the Wheeler Events Center in Edwards. Poage’s teammate from the golf team Cooper Gould had 11 points and 8 rebounds as Vail Christian gave its coach a belated birthday win.

The footballers made themselves felt as Currey had 17 and Ellworth nine. As for a head to-head matchup between football and golf, the gridders have the bulk advantage, but Poage and Gould likely have 9-irons at the ready.

As for the basketball itself?

“We were a little inconsistent,” Kuhns said. “We had a little rust, especially on the jump shot. All in all, we played well. Our defense pushed the ball on the transition. Given that we were off for three weeks, I was very happy.”

Vail Christian’s girls host Lake County on Thursday and then both teams have Plateau Valley on Saturday in Edwards.

RIFLE

Huskies fall at Rifle

Battle Mountain basketball dropped a pair of games on Saturday at Rifle. The boys lost, 61-29, while the girls fell, 52-35.

Battle Mountain’s girls host Summit on Tuesday, while the boys head to Farmer’s Korner that night.


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