Soroco sophomore Marley Hammer tries to fight through a pair of defenders to get at a loose ball Saturday. The Rams hung in the game but lost by three.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Soroco sophomore Marley Hammer tries to fight through a pair of defenders to get at a loose ball Saturday. The Rams hung in the game but lost by three.

Soroco girls basketball falls short in 41-38 loss

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Shelby Miles tries to drive to the basket Saturday against Gilpin County.

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Soroco's Josie Rossi tries to knock the ball away on Saturday against Gilpin County.

— The Soroco girls team had a chance, and as disappointed as it was when a potentially tying 3-point shot glanced off the rim in the closing seconds of Saturday night’s 41-38 home loss to Gilpin County, coach David Bruner couldn’t be overly disappointed.

“Hopefully, we learned a lot,” he said. “We made some critical errors down the stretch that we can’t make, some passes we thought we could get to people, and not boxing out on free throws, but we can learn from that stuff.

“I’m proud of the way we fought back into the game.”

The Rams (1-1) took a shot on the chin early, falling behind by 12 points. They trailed by seven at the half but, led by sophomore Jacey Schlegel’s team-high 12 points, clawed back into the game in the fourth quarter.

“Gilpin County’s a good team. They’ll win a lot of games,” Bruner said. “This game could have gotten away from us, but it didn’t. The girls fought back and tied it up in the fourth quarter, and I’m pleased with that.”

— To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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