Soroco girls team splits weekend games

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The Soroco girls basketball team picked up its first league win of the season against Meeker on Friday.

The Rams defeated the Cowboys, 36-34, coming from six points down at the outset of the fourth quarter to win the home game.

Senior Hallie Shiner led Soroco with 10 points, but senior Kaleyne Gneiser scored six of her nine points in the final eight minutes, sparking the comeback.

"She had two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, which helped a lot," Soroco coach Bob Johnson said. "Defensively, we had 19 steals in the game and good hustle."

Johnson said neither team played particularly well, however, and the Rams went 3-of-15 from the free-throw line.

On Saturday, Soroco traveled to North Park, falling 70-30 to the league's top team.

The Wildcats' post players combined to score 38 points, as the Rams had difficulty stopping anything North Park did offensively.

"We did not stop their fast break or their posts," Johnson said.

Junior Paige Iacovetto had eight points and five steals in a losing effort.

With the split, Soroco moves to 5-5 overall and 1-2 in Western Slope play.

The Rams return to action at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Plateau Valley. Soroco will host Paonia at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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

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