Cedaredge High School's Lady Bruins split a pair of 3A WSL basketball games this past weekend. Cedaredge played well in Friday night's 64-52 win over Basalt but had issues on Saturday in a 67-48 loss to the visiting Grand Valley Lady Cardinals.
Ced. 64, Basalt 52
According to Joe Berger (head girls' basketball coach at Cedaredge High School), "The girls played a great game against Basalt on Friday night."
Cedaredge opened the game with a 21-9 first quarter and never looked back.
Junior Alyssa Isaman was hot in that opening quarter and dropped in nine points to pace the Lady Bruins' offense. Lindsey Gardner was clicking on all cylinders as well as she contributed six points to the big run.
Isaman added six more points to her total in the second quarter, with Cedaredge outgunning the Lady Longhorns 16-15 to take a 37-24 lead to the locker room at halftime.
A pair of treys from Basalt's Copobianco helped keep the Longhorns relatively close. Six counters from Corzine helped Basalt's cause.
After the break, Cedaredge continued to dominate the offensive stats with a 16-12 run. Kenzie Kehmeier sparked the Lady Bruins with four points and Kristen Gardner added three.
Basalt's best offensive quarter was the final minutes of play. The Longhorns outscored Cedaredge 16-11 making the final score 64-52.
Isaman's 18 points topped Cedaredge shooters with teammates Kristen and Lindsey Gardner contributing 11 and 10 points respectively. Basalt's Copobianco led all scorers in the game with 22 points and Corzine finished with 14.
GV 67, Cedaredge 48
For coach Berger, Saturday night's contest was not anything like Friday night's big win over Basalt. "The little things were getting to us. A mistake was taking too long to get over."
The Lady Bruins were outgunned 23-13 in the opening quarter as Grand Valley knocked down a trifecta of threes on its way to the 10-point spread. Cedaredge was relying on Isaman, who finished with eight points in the period, to balance the long-range shooting of Grand Valley.
Grand Valley was not as torrid on offense in the second quarter but managed to stay one ahead of the Lady Bruins in the quarter with a 13-12 run. Cedaredge trailed 36-24 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Isaman's four points, a field goal and two free throws, were the only points Cedaredge would score while the Lady Longhorns hit four treys in the period to outscore their hosts 18-4.
The Lady Bruins made a run late in the fourth quarter but could not overcome the big lead Grand Valley had built earlier in the game. Cedaredge cut five points off its deficit with an 18-13 surge the final eight minutes of action.
Cedaredge shot 11 free throws in the fourth quarter and made seven. Prior to the fourth quarter, Cedaredge had taken 10 free throws in the first three quarters. The Lady Bruins had six players score in the period with Kaitlyn Kissner's four points leading the way.
Isaman finished with 19 points to lead all scorers in the game. Grand Valley (3-2 and 5-3) was led by Ashly Speakman's 13 points followed by Rocie Roman who had 11 and Ashley Radel with 10.
Cedaredge (3-2 and 4-4) is at Coal Ridge (3-2 and 4-4) this Friday (5:30 p.m.) and in Craig on Saturday to face the Lady Bulldogs (Moffat County; 4-1 and 5-3) with tipoff set for 2 p.m.