Craig Middle School girls basketball conquers competition at district tourney
The older members of Craig Middle School’s basketball had a title to defend Saturday, and while they didn’t disappoint, they aren’t the only athletes getting a legacy started.
CMS girls hoops took first place in both the seventh- and eighth-grade A-Team district tournament games in Steamboat Springs.
Todd Trapp’s eighth-graders took the trophy with a 33-20 win over Meeker to start the day, followed by the championship victory of 39-18 against Rangely.
Trapp noted the group has functioned well as a team ready and raring for the high school level throughout a season in which they sought to repeat the district title they achieved last year.
The eighth-grade B-Team lost a 17-16 heartbreaker to the Sailors before finishing third in the tourney with 25-11 W versus Meeker.
While the seventh-grade B went 0-2, the A-Team’s rematch against Rangely began the day, the Bulldogs having lost to the Panthers earlier in the schedule. The 37-17 win invigorated them and set them up for a much narrower match with Meeker, defeating the Cowboys 22-18.
The finale was fitting in a year that was full of growth, said coach Alicia Townsend.
“You would see them making an effort to do everything that we asked them to do and more. I am proud of these young ladies both for their skill, talent, and hard work but I am also very proud of the fact that they were very supportive of each other without having to be coached to do that,” Townsend said. “It was a great season overall, and I am certainly looking forward to next year.”
After four years of hard work, members of Moffat County High School’s Class of 2019 are striving to keep going for greatness in the world, and the Bulldogs who took top honors during graduation aren’t just sitting on their laurels.