Craig Middle School girls basketball picks up district championship |

Craig Middle School girls basketball picks up district championship

The Craig Middle School girls basketball players and coaches gather following the A-Team victory of the district tournament.
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Another basketball season, another district title for Craig Middle School.

The CMS girls hoops schedule wrapped up Saturday with the district tournament for seventh- and eighth-grade teams as the Bulldog eighth-grade A-Team took top honors.

The tournament was relocated for eighth-graders, who were originally scheduled to meet in Kremmling, though harsh weather forced last-minute changes as both grade levels competed in Rangely.

At the seventh-grade level, coaches Todd Trapp and Emily Bogue saw both their teams go 1-1 in the tourney.

The seventh-grade A-Team took a 35-27 loss to Meeker and a 35-14 win over Hayden while for B-Team, a big win over Meeker, 29-4, then saw them drop one to their Rangely hosts in a 24-14 defeat.

In other action, the eighth-grade A-Team capped off a solid season with the two wins needed to hold on to the title as CMS defeated Meeker 35-28 and Rangely 27-19.

The eighth-grade B-Team earned a 32-10 win over Meeker but fell to Hayden 32-18.

The full roster put forth excellent effort, said eighth-grade coach Alicia Townsend.

“These girls worked hard all season and dug deep in every game. They made a lot of progress over the past two seasons. I’m very proud of the players they’ve become,” she said. “They did everything I asked them to do and more. I will enjoy watching them in high school.”