Cowboys take a pair from Vail Christian |

Cowboys take a pair from Vail Christian

EDWARDS ” Cue up Simon and Garfunkel’s “Feelin’ Groovy.”

The Vail Christian girls basketball team took a cue from Paul and Art by slowing down because they were moving to fast. The Saints controlled the tempo Friday night and nearly came away with a win in a 32-27 loss to Plateau Valley.

“The girls did a great job of controlling the tempo,” Saints coach Doug Bruce said. “We led by one (point) at the half and we were tied at the end of the third quarter. We just missed a couple of shots and they made a few shots.”

By slowing things down and spreading the floor, Vail Christian made some room for Sammy Francis and Michelle Disher who ended the night with 12 and nine points, respectively.

Meanwhile, the boys struggled in a 56-38 loss to the Cowboys.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

“They were physical. They shot the ball well. They’re ranked No. 5 in the state,” Vail Christian boys coach Sheldon Kuhns said. “They forced us into mistakes. Give them credit. But we need to bounce back tomorrow.”

For those not familiar with the Sheldon Kuhns” postgame remarks, that means, “Yes, we faced a good opponent, but we didn’t play well either.”

Chris Schmidt led the Saints (8-7) with 16 points, while Larry Cavanaugh had eight.

Both sets of Saints are home again today against Hayden. The girls’ game is at 4 p.m., followed by the boys at 5:30 p.m.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 or

Support Local Journalism