CMS A-teams remain undefeated |

CMS A-teams remain undefeated

Eighth grade beats Steamboat, 50-29, Rangely, 46-24

David Pressgrove

The Craig eighth-grade boys basketball team knew going into the season that it was the tallest and quickest basketball team in its league. The key to winning for the Bulldogs was going to be teamwork and unselfishness.

The rest of the league received bad news this weekend as the Bulldogs continued to improve its passing and team defense with wins over Steamboat Springs, 50-29, and Rangely, 46-24.

“Our defense is really coming together and we’ll be hard to beat,” said head coach Brett Sperl. “The 50 points in the Steamboat game is a personal best for this group of kids.”

The leading scorer for the A-team in both games was Andrew Magas, who had 21 and 16 points on the weekend.

Sperl was quick to give credit to both of the Bulldog’s opponents.

“Steamboat was short a couple of guys so they fought well with who they had,” he said. “Rangely had some good height and a point guard who could handle the ball.”

The Bulldogs might just have had too many weapons.

“We continue to improve in all aspects of the game,” Sperl said. “We’ve started to figure it out.”

The B team had two games this weekend losing 27-16 against Steamboat and then winning 38-17 against Rangely. The C-team got in on some action against Rangely with a 17-14 loss.

The team will have its final inner-squad scrimmage this Thursday and coach Sperl said that last week’s 33-28 game was a good one.

“Sixty-one points in a B-C game shows they have some good shot technique at that level,” he said. “For those that come to watch, they’ll see some good basketball.”

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