Saints fall at Hayden |

Saints fall at Hayden

HAYDEN – Hayden continues to be a nightmare for Vail Christian basketball.

The Tigers handed Vail Christian boys basketball its first 2A Slope loss of the year Friday night by a count of 62-51. Hayden opened the game with a 22-12 first-quarter lead, and the Saints couldn’t make inroads.

Kevin Boselli had a breakout game for Vail Christian (7-3, 2-1) with 24 points. Robby Bowles put up nine, while Gunnar Wilson and Austin Ellsworth each had six.

Meanwhile, the Lady Saints struggled equally up north with a 39-28 loss to Hayden in the first game Friday. Paris Baker had 11, but Vail Christian (6-4, 0-2) is really struggling for offense right now. Going 8-for-25 from the free-throw line certainly didn’t help.

Vail Christian has no time to dwell on the losses. Both teams are back at the Wheeler Athletic Center in Edwards for a twinbill Saturday against Soroco. In a change of the lineup, the boys go first at 4 p.m., followed by the girls’ tip at 5:30 p.m.

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