Saints show best is yet to come
Head coach Pat Beaudine, however, saw more in his team’s 61-26 loss to Meeker than the score signifies.
For instance, as time wound down, sophomore point guard Rachel Glandorf hit a 3-point shot from about four feet behind the arc. The next possession, Glandorf followed her trey with a nifty, crossover dribble and a jump shot that found nothing but net.
With three sophomores in the starting lineup, it’s those little plays that get Beaudine excited.
“Overall, we started creating on offense,” Beaudine said. “We’ve never ran our man-to-man defense before, which has been a problem. We did it tonight and saw results. We also did a nice job of breaking their press.”
Glandorf finished with a team-high 16 points, while senior Brittany Beshoner added six. The Saints couldn’t handle Meeker’s Sam Stewart in the middle all game, as Stewart poured in 21 points, most after snagging an offensive rebound.
“Our girls need to take it to that next level,” Beaudine added. “Our bottom line is, when we play good teams, they will take advantage of our weakness.”
Next up for Vail Christian is a home game Friday against Northpark, a top-5 2A program.
Saints outran by Meeker
EDWARDS – It’s been the calling card for Vail Christian boys basketball all season. The Saints have been able to play with any team for the opening moments but, somewhere along the way, the opposition sneaks in front. After that, the young Vail Christian squad can only try and keep up.
Saturday’s game against Meeker was no different.
The Saints led 12-10 after the first quarter, led by junior Matt Seatvet’s four points and nine rebounds in the first eight minutes. In the second quarter, however, the Cowboys put together two 10-0 runs in three minutes to jump ahead 31-20 at halftime, going on to win 75-36.
“I just told the guys, last night (against Debeque) we competed with them for four minutes,” head coach Sheldon Kuhns said. The Saints led Debeque 8-3 early in the first quarter, before losing by big numbers. “We’re starting to show signs of improvement. We’re trying to get better and better with each game. Our word for the season is “basketball savvy,’ which will come as the season continues.”
Seatvet finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Saints, who will face North Park Friday at home.
Guard Kyle Morris added seven points and one rebound, while James Graef added seven points and five boards.
For Meeker, the backcourt tandem of Aaron Gallegos and Koley Borchard proved too much for the Saints to handle. Gallegos added 15 points and eight boards, while Borchard poured in 18 points and six rebounds.