Vail Christian bows to Cornerstone Christian |

Vail Christian bows to Cornerstone Christian

VCBBB FILE Parker KA 01-31-09

EDWARDS, Colorado ” This is not the time of year to be going into a slide.

But that is where Vail Christian boys basketball finds itself after a 58-51 nonconference loss to Cornerstone Christian Friday night. The Saints (8-9) have lost five out of their last six with today’s regular-season finale at Soroco and districts looming next week.

That having been said, Vail Christian coach Sheldon Kuhns is not intoning “Danger, Will Robinson. Danger, Will Parker” while waving his arms aimlessly.

“We had a good fourth quarter,” the coach said. “That’s something we can take into tomorrow. I’m encouraged by our discipline. I’m encouraged by our effort.”

The Saints welcomed back Parker to the court after he missed last weekend’s game against Hayden with a broken nose. The point guard had 10 points, but the high scorer for the Saints was Larry Cavanaugh with 16. A.J. Burgess also had a nice night with 12 points.

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Vail Christian was down 48-33 going into the fourth quarter and made its charge. The Saints closed their deficit to 54-51 before having to foul late.

“We made a valiant effort,” Kuhns said.

The Saints head to Oak Creek today for a pair. The girls tip at 2:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 4 p.m.

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