Lady Eagles basketball round-up

Gilpin routs Sheridan; gets shut down by Vanguard


by Patty Unruh

Match with Sheridan

The Gilpin Lady Eagles varsity team won handily against their hosts, the Sheridan, Colorado Rams in non-conference play on January 17. The score was 66-41, leaving Gilpin with a 9-1 record.

Samantha Peterson was on fire for the Eagles as she scored 29 points, followed by Andromeda Ramsey with nine points, Khristine Barr with eight, and Ashlen Cortez with six. Katura Sales, Alyssa Chareunsouk, and Maria Garcia each contributed four points, and Stephanie Siegrist added two.

As a team, the Eagles hit 44 percent of their field goals. Peterson had eight two-point field goals, followed by Ramsey with two. Peterson also shot two three-point field goals and seven free throws, while Ramsey shot five free throws. Barr and Chareunsouk each made two free throws. Peterson blocked three shots. Ramsey had four steals, Barr had two, and Peterson and Siegrist had one steal each. Ramsey led the team in rebounds, with six offensive and five defensive. Siegrist had six defensive rebounds.

The junior varsity did not fare as well, losing 22-40 in their match.

Game with Vanguard

The varsity team was frustrated in its attempt to pull off another win in a home match with the Vanguard Charter School Coursers on January 19. The Coursers, from Colorado Springs, rolled over Gilpin 62-16 in non-conference play.

The Lady Eagles put in a valiant effort, but were further hampered when two of their players were injured during the game. The players’ condition and prognosis were unavailable at press time.

Vanguard was successful in nearly half of their field goal attempts, with 22 two-point field goals, four three-pointers, and six free throws. In contrast, Gilpin was held to four two-point field goals by Grace Diekman, Katura Sales, Hannah Randall, and Samantha Peterson and one three-pointer by Khristine Barr. Peterson made two free throws; Maria Garcia chipped in with two, and Andromeda Ramsey put in one.

The junior varsity lost as well, 21-42.

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