Norwood Girls Advance to District Semifinal | Maverick Boys, Ridgway Squads Eliminated
by Jeff Hunt
Sports Editor
Feb 27, 2008 | 214 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print

DELTA – The Norwood High School girls’ basketball team survived first-day action of the eight-team Class 1A, District 1 tournament in Delta on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The third-seeded Mavericks (16-4) defeated sixth-seeded Ridgway 65-28 and will play second-seeded Crested Butte (18-2) in a semifinal contest on Friday at 3 p.m. at Delta High School. The Mavericks defeated Crested Butte 50-44 back on Jan. 12.

With the loss, Ridgway (7-13), which trailed 31-13 at halftime, was eliminated from the tournament.

The fourth-seeded Norwood boys’ team suffered a minor upset to fifth-seeded DeBeque, 54-50, to also be sent home from postseason action. The Mavericks (9-11) trailed as much as 42-31 late in the third quarter, but a late-game rally fell short.

The Ridgway boys’ squad, seeded sixth, gave third-seeded Edwards Vail Christian a brief scare in the first half – the Demons trailed 17-12 midway through the second quarter – but the Saints’ Jaryd Francis was too much for Ridgway (4-16).

Top-seeded Ouray was to play eighth-seeded Dove Creek in the final game of first-day action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. A win would advance the Trojans to a semifinal game against DeBeque (5-15).

Check back for updates, which will be posted as they become available.

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