Eagle Valley girls turn it around against Rams
CARBONDALE – That’s how it’s done.
Eagle Valley girls basketball met Roaring Fork last weekend at a tournament in Glenwood Springs and lost to the Rams, 49-28. Friday night, the Devils turned the tables on Roaring Fork, chalking up a 43-40 victory.
“We figured out that if we picked it up in practice – we beat up on each other a little – it equates to better things when the game comes around,” Eagle Valley coach Sam Bartlett said.
There is no truth to the rumor that the ladies will start sparring during the holiday break.
Madeline Lounsberry led the Devils with 13 points, while Cori Cramer rang up 11 points and seven steals. The Devils are 3-5 heading into Christmas.
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The boys lost in the nightcap, 57-47, in a reversal of fortune for them from the Glenwood tourney – they had beaten the Rams a week ago.
Nonetheless, the Devils are off to a good start at 5-2.
“It’s not atypical for us,” Devils coach Brent McConaghy said. “We struggled from the 3-point line. We were 3-for-15. We gave up seven 3s and that was the ball game.”
Cooper Senn had 15 points for Eagle Valley, while Ayren Hart put up 10.
Both sets of Devils take a break for the holidays. They resume Jan. 3 for the conference opener against Delta in Gypsum.
Huskies hockey falls
COLORADO SPRINGS – Battle Mountain hockey continued its early-season struggles with a 5-2 loss to Fountain Valley Friday night.
The Huskies got off to a good start with a power-play goal from Karl Norris, assisted by Cole Caynoski and Nick Vossler to take an early 1-0 lead. Fountain Valley scored the next four, though, before Ben Hymes got a short-handed tally in the third period.
Battle Mountain (0-5) is at Air Academy today at 6:45 p.m.
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