After long layoff, Devils fall at Rifle |

After long layoff, Devils fall at Rifle

RIFLE — As Admiral Ackbar said in “Return of the Jedi,” — “It’s a trap.”

However, for Eagle Valley basketball, the Devils knew Thursday’s games were traps not of their own making. It’s difficult coming off the winter break to recapture a rhythm, and even more difficult when a program’s first two games after the break are snowed out.

Having not played since Dec. 17, Eagle Valley’s girls fell at Rifle, 34-21, while the boys lost, 65-62.

Weather willing, both Eagle Valley teams will get in serious flow of competition. The Devils head to Central on Saturday.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934, and @cfreud.