Rams boys basketball squad wraps up season | SteamboatToday.com

Rams boys basketball squad wraps up season

Melinda Mawdsley

The Soroco boys basketball team wrapped up its season with a 33-56 loss Saturday in Rangely in the opening round of the district playoffs.

Rangely went through the Western Slope League season undefeated on its way to the title and looked the part of league champion against Soroco, Rams coach Andy Smith said.

“I think Rangely will go a long way,” Smith said. “They seem to play so well together and do the things that need to be done. They seem like they are on top of their game.”

Soroco kept Saturday’s game close and only trailed Rangely by a couple of baskets after the first quarter, but the Panthers found their touch from behind the arc — way behind it.

“In the second they hit a string of three’s,” Smith said. “They were shooting from so far back, and they were capitalizing on some of our turnovers.”

The Rams found themselves down by nearly 20 points by halftime, but played the Panthers fairly even in the second half in defeat.

Soroco finishes the season 6-14 overall.

“We went a little bit further than we did last year, and I think we improved,” Smith said.

The Rams advanced into the district tournament by defeating Plateau Valley in overtime Feb. 17.

— To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User