Photo by Joel Reichenberger
Soroco's Ryan Jeep finds a face full of defense Saturday as the Rams fell to Paonia, 66-46.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
2011-12 Rams boys basketball schedule
- Dec. 1: Soroco 70, North Park 45
- Dec. 12: Soroco 78, Moffat County JV 57
- Dec. 17: Soroco 78, Gilpin County 70
- Jan. 6: Soroco 63, Vail Mountain 49
- Jan. 13: Rangely 67, Soroco 43
- Jan. 14: Vail Christian 79, Soroco 39
- Jan. 20: Plateau Valley 71, Soroco 56
- Jan. 21: West Grand 52, Soroco 51
- Jan. 27: Hayden 59, Soroco 40
- Jan. 28: Paonia 66, Soroco 46
- Feb. 3: Soroco 75, North Park 44
- Feb. 4: West Grand 61, Soroco 48
- Feb. 7: Vail Christian 78, Soroco 66
- Feb. 10: Hayden 69, Soroco 53
- Feb. 11: Meeker 70, Soroco 43
- Feb. 17: Soroco 76, De Beque 71
- Feb. 18: Vail Mountain 69, Soroco 63, OT
- Feb. 21: Hayden 73, Soroco 53
Steamboat Springs That the same questions have popped up now game after game, week after week, doesn’t mean an answer is any easier to find, Soroco boys basketball coach Sam McLeod said.
The Rams again were listless on offense and again they lost, falling at home Saturday to Paonia, 66-46.
“It starts weighing on the kids,” McLeod said. “You tell people to forget the last play, but when everything they shoot isn’t going in, that’s tough. It’s affecting the way we play. We didn’t play physical today.”
Cold shooting has dogged the team for a month, since a 4-0 start opened eyes. Soroco hasn’t won since and after Saturday, it now sits at 4-6.
Soroco has had some highlights through that stretch, though. Again Saturday, sophomore Ryan Jeep was among them. The forward, playing his best ball of the season, had 22 points Friday in a loss against Hayden, and he led the team again Saturday, scoring 17.
The cold shooting from the perimeter ensures those points don’t come easy.
“We did a better job getting the ball to Jeep, but they can double- and triple-team him now because they’re not worried about us shooting,” McLeod said. “Ryan’s coming around. If we had the perimeter game working around him with the way he’s playing, this would be a different team.”
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