Battle Mountain boys and girls basketball teams fall to Evergreen |

Battle Mountain boys and girls basketball teams fall to Evergreen

Lady Huskies lose home opener 61-27 while boys fell 47-23 on the road

Alessasndra Caballero finds an open teammate in Monday's game against Evergreen in Edwards.
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Despite playing Evergreen in different locations on Monday, the outcome was the same for Battle Mountain basketball. The Lady Huskies lost to the Cougars 61-27 in their home-opener while the boys fell 47-23 on the road.

Cassidy Kurt keeps the ball away from an Evergreen player during the Huskies game against the Cougars on Monday in Edwards.
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“Took a tough loss last night against an aggressive Evergreen team,” stated girls head coach Daniel Caballero.

“They are much better than their record would indicate and came out strong. We could not capitalize on early defensive stops and had too many early turnovers that unfortunately put us in a hole that was too much to overcome.”

Kiki Hancock led the way in scoring for the Huskies with seven points. Izzy Zastrow and Elle Glendining added four each and Cassidy Kurt and Hailey Grant each chipped in three apiece.

Caballero said the Cougars’ length and athleticism disrupted the Huskies tempo throughout the game. “But we just need to get back to our strengths to counter what teams are showing us,” the coach added.

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Kiki Hancock leads the fast break in a game against Evergreen on Monday.
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“Last night was not our night, but we will get better and come back stronger in the next game. This team has no quit and I am proud of that.” 

With the losses, the girls moved to 3-5 on the season, while the boys dropped to 2-7. Both squads will be in Edwards this Saturday for their next contest against Durango, with tip-off for the girls at 11:30 a.m. and the boys following at 1 p.m.

Wednesday’s contest against Basalt has been rescheduled for Jan. 26.

Izzy Zastrow drives to the basket in Monday’s game against Evergreen.
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