Vail Christian returns to the court, topples Lake County |

Vail Christian returns to the court, topples Lake County

EDWARDS — The holiday break is tough for winter sports as is. Then, there is Vail Christian girls basketball.

The Saints hadn’t played since Dec. 20, a win over Shining Mountain, but looked pretty sharp in a 48-28 win on Thursday night over Lake County at the Wheeler Event Center in Edwards.

“I was pleased with the way we came out,” Saints coach Doug Bruce said. “We probably had more turnovers than we should haave, but that was shaking off the rust.”

Vail Christian (5-1) scored 48 points, a season high, and that’s the second time in as many outings that the Saints have busted the ever critical 40-point barrier. What’s more the Saints had three players in double-digits, which had Bruce searching his memory for the last time that happened.

“Oh, boy, I don’t know,” the coach said. “It’s been a long time. I’m thinking it was Ashlyn (Gruber), Kylie (Alexander) and McKenzie (O’Brien).”

And since that trio graduated in 2012, it’s definitely been a while. Kristen Currey had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Jessie Hartley toted up 17 and Remy Beveridge finished with 10.

Next for the Saints is Plateau Valley today in Edwards. The girls tip at 4 p.m., followed by the boys at 5:30 p.m.

Sports Editor Chris Freud can be reached at 970-748-2934 and

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