The first quarter start wasn't fantastic, but the No. 14 Bruins led 10-8 at quarter's end. A pair of three-balls, one from Hailey Henrie and another from Makayla Mckinney, helped achieve the short-lived lead for the Bruins.
Hannah Gilmore's lone bucket in the second stanza was all Kent Denver's defense allowed the Bruins in the period. Cedaredge found itself trailing 18-12 at halftime.
Kent Denver's Julia Doyle scored six points and Gabby Kinney hit a pair of threes staking the Sun Devils to a 12-8 advantage and a 30-20 lead heading to the final eight minutes of the game.
Neither team exhibited much offense in the last quarter, but it was No. 19 Kent Denver (14-10) with three more points in the period to post a 40-27 victory.
The loss ended Cedaredge's season with a 16-7 record and propelled the Sun Devils into the Sweet 16 where they were pitted against No. 3 Lamar (22-2). Lamar went on to eliminate Kent Denver.
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.