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Comeback falls short for AHS girls

Aspen Times Sports Report

The Aspen girls staged a furious comeback, but came up short on the road at Rangely Saturday night.

The Skiers, who trailed 40-32 entering the final quarter, pulled closer before losing 56-51 to the Western Slope Conference leaders.

Rangely’s girls improved to 3-0 in league play and 9-1 overall with the win over the Skiers.

Aspen’s girls moved to 2-1 in conference play and 7-2 overall.

Jill Evans led the Skiers with a team-high 18 points, including one 3-pointer.

Kelli Dangler added 16 for the Skiers, including a pair of 3-pointers. Ellen Falender also hit a trey for Aspen.

Whitney Gordon added five while Falender scored seven for Aspen.

Rangely was led by Nicole Sprunger and her 17 points. She also hit two 3-pointers for the Panthers.

Big Sara Hurt, Rangely’s veteran center, added 13 points. And Tina Berrett, a four-year starter at guard for the Panthers, scored 11 in the victory.

The Skiers will head back on the road today for a long trip to Steamboat Springs. The varsity game is set for 4 p.m. in Steamboat.

Next weekend, the AHS girls will return to conference play with home games against Paonia on Friday and Eagle Valley on Saturday.

Friday’s girls varsity is set for 6 p.m. on Friday. And on Saturday, the girls varsity game is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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