Craig Cerise's Cedaredge Bruins boys basketball team fell to a tough Roaring Fork team, 59-42, on Friday of last week and hosted Moffat County on Saturday emerging with a solid 65-47 victory.
Both games were 3A WSL contests and improved Cedaredge's record to 3-6 in league play and 9-10 overall. Moffat County fell to 2-7 and 4-15 after suffering losses to Delta and Cedaredge over the weekend.
Roaring Fork, 7-2 and 15-4 is third in league rankings.
Rams 59, Bruins 42
Roaring Fork is quick and a handful no matter where you play them. At home they are superb.
Cedaredge coach Craig Cerise had the dubious task of playing in Carbondale, again, on Tuesday (Feb. 21) in a play-in game for a 3A WSL district tournament berth at stake.
According to Cerise, "They had a big second quarter against us and were up 23 at half. We trimmed the lead to 12 at the end of the third quarter and we got it down to 10 at one point in the fourth. We just dug ourselves too big of a hole to come back from ... and we can't do that again. We just had too many turnovers."
Christian Reynolds led Cedaredge's offense with 12 points followed by Peter Carlson's 11. Reynolds and Carlson had nine rebounds apiece in the loss.
Isaac Swoffer had eight assists for the Bruins.
Bruins 65, MoCo 47
While Moffat County's defense was hawking Christian Reynolds and Carlson, Jared Reynolds had himself a great game offensively with 20 points. Christian Reynolds provided double-digit support with 13 points and Swoffer finished with nine.
The Bruins got off to a running start and poured in 24 points in the first quarter and added another 13 counters in the second period for a 37-26 halftime lead.
Cedaredge continued to have the advantage in each of the second half quarters to outscore the Bulldogs 28-21.
Matt Smelser dished out seven assists with Jared and Christian Reynolds adding three assists and two steals each. Carlson was big around the rim with five blocks in the game for the Bruins.
The Bruins faced Roaring Fork on Tuesday with a possibility of playing No. 2 Basalt (8-1, 17-2) at Central High School on Friday.
Two accidents involving school property are proving costly for Delta County Joint School District, district business manager Jim Ventrello reported last week. Both incidents involved uninsured drivers, forcing the school district to file claims with its insurance provider and pay deductibles of $10,000.