Tuesday, February 1, 2005
The Hayden girls basketball team won its fourth-straight league game Saturday, defeating Rangely, 34-26, in Rangely.
The Tigers improved to 8-7 overall and 5-1 in league play, moving the Tigers to better than .500 for the first time since coach Jayme Adams took over the program last season.
"They played really well," Adams said. "Our man-to-man defense is looking excellent right now. I credit a lot of our wins to that."
Senior Whitney Bell and junior Sara Sumerlin were given the task of guarding Rangely's top player, and the pair held her to seven points.
"They did a great job of keeping her from contributing," Adams said.
Senior Alycia Boyd led all scorers with 10 points. Bell and senior Jamie Waugh each scored nine. All five starters scored for the Tigers.
"Having nine points from Whitney, when she was working so hard on defense, is awesome," Adams said. "She played really well."
Offensively, Adams said the guards were patient and did a nice job of finding Boyd and Waugh, who then hit their shots.
Up next for Hayden is a date with Grand Valley, the league team that eliminated the Tigers last season. Grand Valley defeated Hayden, 55-34, earlier this season, as well.
"The girls are really excited to play them," Adams said. "They are really coming around. It will be a great game. I know my girls are going to give them a run for their money."
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