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Bears down Lady Tigers, 50-15

Rifle is tied with Eagle Valley for second place in the Western Slope conference.

Which explains why the Lady Tigers’ basketball team had a hard time putting points on the board. They scored seven points in the first half and eight in the second, while Rifle walked away with the win.

“We played defense well, which is what we have to do,” Rifle head coach Rick Schmitz said.

And his program, which has depth, strength, speed and skill, is what Summit head coach Dylan Hollingsworth told his team he hopes they can become.

“It’s what we aspire to be,” he said.

The coach played a number of freshmen, whose talent pool is large, in Friday’s home game.

“We have so many injuries, we had to cancel the JV game. Which means we had more in the rotation, but we are beat up,” Hollingsworth said.

It’s good to give younger players experience, but it also means less experience on the court.

“I’m proud of (the team),” Hollingsworth said. “Score-wise, it’s not what we want, but they did a lot of good things.”