Photo by Joel Reichenberger
Soroco senior Josie Rossi drives into the lane Saturday in the first half of a game against Plateau Valley and scored on the play, helping spark her Rams out of a slump and on to a victory.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
2012-13 Rams girls basketball schedule
- Nov. 29: Little Snake River 38, Soroco 27 at Meeker Cowboy Shootout
- Nov. 30: Soroco 39, Nucla 38 at Meeker Cowboy Shootout
- Dec. 1: Soroco 48, Hayden 28 at Meeker Cowboy Shootout
- Dec. 7: Soroco 51, Longmont Christian 15
- Dec. 11: Soroco 39, North Park 29
- Dec. 15: Soroco 64, Beth Eden 48
- Jan. 12: Soroco 47, West Grand 27
- Jan. 15: Soroco 43, Denver Eagles 31
- Jan. 18: Paonia 74, Soroco 36
- Jan. 19: Hotchkiss 62, Soroco 36
- Jan. 24: Soroco 50, Hayden 29
- Jan. 26: Soroco 46, Vail Christian 37
- Feb. 1: Meeker 54, Soroco 37
- Feb. 2: Rangely 36, Soroco 29
- Feb. 8: Soroco 49, North Park 48
- Feb. 9: Soroco 55, West Grand 47
- Feb. 12: Soroco 59, Vail Christian 28
- Feb. 16: Soroco 46, Plateau Valley 26
- Feb. 22: Soroco 55, Hayden 32
- Feb. 26: District tournament at home sites
- March 1 and 2: District tournament at Paonia: Rangely 48, Soroco 42
Oak Creek Saturday’s showdown between the Soroco High School girls basketball team and the Plateau Valley squad didn’t figure to be a good game, and when all was said and done, it wasn’t.
The Rams had to fight through a lackluster first half, however, before they finished off a 46-26 win.
Jessica Rossi led the Rams with 15 points while Josie Rossi added 10. They helped spark the team after a sluggish first 12 minutes of basketball. Soroco trailed, 8-6, after the first quarter and couldn’t break free most of the way through the second.
“We shot 2 of 16 in the first quarter. Things will be exciting if you shoot that bad,” coach David Bruner said.
Josie Rossi scored six points in the second quarter, though, helping push her team to a lead it never would give up. Soroco led 21-14 at half and only built on that lead.
“I have the confidence I can go drive, so that’s what I was doing,” Rossi said. “I was hoping my energy could pick up some other girls, and it worked. Sometimes we need that.”
The win improves the Rams to 13-5. They return to the court Friday on the road against Hayden, the third matchup of the season between the teams. Soroco won the first two and Friday has a chance to pull off a sweep in a series that until this year has been dominated recently by Hayden.
“We’re expecting a tough game. It’s always a tough game against Hayden,” Bruner said.
To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com