CMS A-teams remain undefeated

Seventh grade close with Steamboat in 38-33 win


The post players for the Craig Middle School seventh grade A-team can't be stopped, either.

In the team's wins against Steamboat Springs and Rangely this weekend they combined for 76 of the team's 88 points. Eli Buckner scored 27 and 24 points respectively and Josh Satterwhite backed him up with nine on Friday and 16 on Saturday.

"Those guys know how to finish," said head coach Bryce Eardley. "Eli is probably the best player in the league right now."

According to Eardley the key to the team's undefeated record lies on the perimeter. "The guards create the points by penetrating and then dishing. It makes for a lot of open shots for our big guys," he said.

Steamboat Springs gave the Bulldogs their closest game of he season Friday night. The game was tied at 14 going into halftime and the Sailors even took the lead in the third quarter. The Bulldogs pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 38-33 win.

"Steamboat had a new player who was a guard and was tough to stop," Eardley said. "He could dribble through our press and he was pretty quick."

In the 45-24 win over Rangely it was a case of the Bulldogs being too big.

"We were a lot bigger than them," Eardley said. "We got a lot of our points on rebounds and put backs."

The Bulldogs will finish up their pre-Thanksgiving season this weekend with a game on Friday against South Routt County and then Meeker on Saturday.

David Pressgrove can be reached at 824-7031 or at

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