Craig Middle School girls hoops teams surmount all competition at Summit Tournament |

Craig Middle School girls hoops teams surmount all competition at Summit Tournament

Forrest Watson and the Craig Middle School girls seventh-grade A-Team savor their wins at the Summit Tournament. The group was 4-0 at the event.
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Last year saw Craig Middle School girls basketball teams sweep the district tournament, and it looks like they’re already planning a repeat.

CMS girls dominated during a weekend tournament in Frisco, both seventh- and eight-grade A-Teams going 4-0 in games hosted Jan. 13 by Summit Middle School.

The eighth-graders not only won but won huge in each game, meeting teams not usually on the CMS schedule — 43-7 over Carbondale, 47-3 over St. Clair, 39-5 over Basalt and 48-9 over Gilpin.

The team is 5-0 including a pre-break victory against Soroco in December, and coach Todd Trapp said he foresees more success still.

“Hopefully we continue on this way,” he said. “These girls really love the game of basketball, and they’re doing a great job.”

The seventh-graders likewise had a pristine weekend, albeit with narrow margins of victory — 15-13 against Basalt, 21-2 over St. Clair and 14-12 versus Summit, ending with a rematch against Basalt that concluded with a 17-16 Bulldog win.

“A lot of close games, but we’re off to a great start,” said coach Forrest Watson. “Being seventh-graders, the ability to be clutch like that is pretty cool.”

The same day, B-Teams attended a Saturday series in Meeker that also included Rangely and Hayden, with eighth-graders taking dual losses and seventh-graders two wins.

CMS will host a Saturday triangular this weekend starting at 9 a.m. as the Bulldogs face Soroco in the morning and Rifle in the afternoon.

“It’s hard for these girls to not get the opportunity to play at home, so I know they’re excited about being in front of family and friends on their home court,” Trapp said.

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