Madison George leads Soroco girls basketball past Vail Christian

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— Madison George could not be stopped, and that, paired with a team-wide defensive effort, was more than enough to lift the Soroco girls to a win Saturday against Vail Christian.

That 53-36 victory, fueled by a whopping 31 points from George, allowed the Rams to split their weekend following a 67-43 loss Friday night at Rangely.

“We’re about where I thought we’d be,” coach David Bruner said, surveying the coming schedule littered with tough Western Slope League matchups. “Our league is super tough this year on the girls side with five teams that are pretty quality teams. We will have to sneak up on some of them, but if we play four quarters of good ball, we have a shot.”

If George plays the way she did Saturday night, the Rams could have a chance against anyone. She poured in a career- high total, led by three, 3-point shots.

“She had a great game, the best game I’ve seen her play in high school,” Bruner said. “She’s been getting better since Christmas. In the first half, she didn’t handle the ball enough, but in the second half we got it to her, and it made a big difference.”

Shelby Miles had 12 points in the win, which bumped the Rams to 5-3 on the season.

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