Soroco girls basketball now 2-1 after big win against Rangely
Steamboat Springs — Three games in three days to open a basketball season can wear a group of varsity girls out, especially a group already battling inexperience and a few injuries.
When the Soroco High School girls basketball team led by just two points, 17-15, after the first quarter in Saturday’s game against Rangely, Rams coach David Bruner let his team hear about it.
Bruner’s message was heard loud and clear, and the Rams used the remaining three quarters to dismantle Rangely, 58-35, to improve to 2-1 on the season.
“We talked to the girls about how we are going to define our team early in the year,” Bruner said. “We were a little sluggish to start the game. We didn’t have any energy. It looked like our first game.”
An eight-point lead at the half quickly swelled to 15 heading into the fourth quarter. A strong second half on both ends of the court was the difference.
Jacey Schlegel led all scorers with 20 points, Soroco’s third different leading scorer in a game this year. DaKota Bruner tacked on 15 more with four three-pointers, and Briana Peterson dropped 13 on Rangely. Jessica Rossi also had 10.
“I’m really pleased with the way those four are coming around offensively,” Bruner said. “It shows we can do some different things, scoring wise.”
Bruner said the Rams also should have some extra pieces coming back next week that they were missing in their season-opening weekend.
It was a successful three-game stretch, all things considered, but the Soroco coach said his squad won’t be satisfied heading into its next game at home against North Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
“We have tons of work to do,” Bruner said. “If we want to be a good team, a top-four team in our league, we have to work at it. We got a good start at it.”
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.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Editor’s note: This story discusses the sensitive topics of domestic violence and abuse.