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Soroco stumbles at West Grand

— It wasn't that the Soroco High School girls basketball team didn't play well, Rams coach David Bruner said. It was just that West Grand played better, and on Saturday in Kremmling, that was good enough for a 75-67 win for the Mustangs.

"It was a great game," Bruner said. "They're a good team, a really solid team."

West Grand pieced together a second-quarter run to lead by nine at half, 39-30, and Soroco never was able to dig far into that lead.

Jessica Rossi scored 18 to lead the team. DaKota Bruner and Briana Peterson each scored 16.

"The difference in the game was rebounding," Bruner said. "They hurt us on the boards."

West Grand also got a boost from the free-throw line, where it made 28 of 36 attempts.

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The game drops Soroco to 6-2 and to 1-1 in the league. It will have a chance to avenge the result later this month when the Mustangs travel to Oak Creek. Considering that West Grand lost to Vail Christian on Friday night, the early loss for Soroco is far from a crushing result.

Soroco will play at 5:30 p.m. at home Tuesday against Vail Christian.

"How we respond to this loss will show a lot about us," David Bruner said.