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Rams rebound to win again

Soroco High School Rams

It may have looked ugly early — blowout ugly, even — but the Soroco High School girls basketball team found its footing midway through Friday’s game and powered back to beat Cedaredge at the Cowboy Shootout tournament in Meeker, 42-36.

Soroco trailed 13-3 late in the first quarter but rallied to within three at half and tied the score by the start of the fourth quarter.

“Our kids just fought the whole time,” coach David Bruner said. “We didn’t start well, but we kept scratching and clawing and fighting back.”

DaKota Bruner scored all of her team-high 16 points in the second half to help the Rams take the lead. Chloe Veilleux, meanwhile, score 12, most of them in the first half to help allow that dramatic comeback.

David Bruner said Mattie Rossi came up with big rebounds while Morgan George and Charlee Veilleux played nasty defense to slow down Cedaredge.

“Neither scored, but they caused havoc,” Bruner said.

The win was especially sweet because it came against a team that knocked the Rams a year ago in the district tournament, by nine points. Cedaredge bumped up to Class 3A this year while Soroco will continue to play in 2A, but that still added some gravity to the game.

“It’s pretty big for our kids,” Bruner said. “We know what kind of a quality team they are.”

Soroco will now play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the eight-team tournament’s championship game, likely against Moffat County.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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