Ridgway Topples Telluride
by Martinique Davis
Jan 19, 2012 | 676 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
<b>LADY  MINERS</b> –  Telluride Miner Gracie Chapot moved the ball up-court in the Friday home game against the Ridgway Demons; Telluride lost, 53-73. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost)
LADY MINERS –  Telluride Miner Gracie Chapot moved the ball up-court in the Friday home game against the Ridgway Demons; Telluride lost, 53-73. (Photo by Brett Schreckengost)
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TELLURIDE – Regional High School basketball is revving up after the winter holiday break, with a heated contest already underway between Norwood, Telluride, and Ridgway boys and girls teams for the best record in the 2A/1A San Juan Basin League.

Both Telluride’s girls and boys teams had hoped to maintain their so-far perfect records following their games against Ridgway at home last Friday, but to no avail. The Ridgway boys bettered their record, coming up with the 64-39 win over the Miners on Friday. The Miner boys didn’t let their first loss of the season halt their momentum, however, as they came back on Saturday to topple Dolores 67-53.

The Telluride girls, meanwhile, had a rough weekend all around, with losses both days to the Demons (73-53) and the Bears (49-37.)

Ridgway’s winning ways on Friday didn’t continue into Saturday, however, as the Norwood Mavericks blasted into town to take victories in both girls’ and boys’ games. Norwood’s boys prevailed by a narrow margin, coming up with the 53-47 win, while the Lady Mavericks upended their Ridgway rivals by a score of 51-35.

Norwood stands atop the leaders’ list in both girls and boys league rankings, holding tight at #2 behind undefeated Ignacio in the boys’ league, and taking the number one spot in the girls’ league ahead of Dolores, Ridgway, and Telluride.

As of Tuesday morning, Telluride and Ridgway boys’ basketball teams are currently ranked third and fourth, respectively.

Norwood will host Ouray on Friday, going on to play Dolores at home on Saturday. Telluride will also host two days of basketball action, playing Nucla on Friday and Ignacio on Saturday, prior to Homecoming.

Ridgway, meanwhile, will be on the road, traveling to play Plateau Valley on Friday, then will go to Norwood on Tuesday to meet the Mavericks.
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