Vail Christian boys basketball makes it five in a row
HOTCHKISS — It wasn’t a Renoir, but it will do.
Vail Christian boys basketball got out of Hotchkiss with a 69-58 win, its fifth in a row.
As always, you take road wins in the 2A Slope and forget about the Russian judge’s scores for artistic merit.
The Bulldogs’ Jacob Stucker — all 7 feet of him — gave the Saints some problems. Vail Christian adjusted by putting Zach McKeever on him.
Speaking of McKeever, he had an above average game with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Put up numbers like that, and you don’t have to walk home from Hotchkiss. In fact, he might have gotten his choice of seat on the bus home.
Tommy O’Neil had a big night as well with eight points and 11 boards. Alec Mortiz went off for 19 points, and the Saints moved to 7-4 overall and 4-0 in the 2A Slope.
“We got off to a slow start in the first quarter,” Saints coach Sheldon Kuhns said. “A 7-footer presents some difficulties. He protected the rim and made us adjust.”
Vail Christian is off until Friday when it heads to West Grand, where the Gore family is out of eligibility.
Also in Hotchkiss, the Vail Christian girls basketball team fell to the host Bulldogs, 57-32.
Abby Kuhns led the Saints (5-6, 1-3) with seven points.
“Our shots weren’t going in,” Saints coach Cynthia Robinson said. “We played good defense, very aggressively.”
Devils girls fall to Rifle
GYPSUM — Eagle Valley girls basketball put forward a solid effort in a 46-33 loss to Rifle on Friday night.
Elizabeth Mendoza had 15 points for the Devils (2-10, 0-5).
“We had a slow start, but they found their flow, and started playing and attacking,” Devils coach Beth Raitt said.
Eagle Valley is at Steamboat Springs on Tuesday.
Huskies snowed out
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Battle Mountain boys and girls basketball and hockey were snowed out in their road games at Steamboat Springs.
All three games will be rescheduled.
Rifle, 46-33 …
It was game fouls in the end
My team played great slow start but they found their flow playing and attacking
Elizabeth Mendoza 15 points rock start
At Steamboat Springs ..