Cedaredge had a good start to its basketball week in boys play. The Bruins defeated Delta for the second straight time, 62-52, on Feb. 6, after losing to the Panthers 71-54 back in December.
Hotchkiss High School's basketball teams won three of four games played last weekend. The girls defeated West Grand 54-42 and fell to North Park 43-33 in 2A District 5 play.
The Paonia boys have worked their way into the top three of 2A District 5 standings and are looking to make the most of it with the playoffs looming in the future.
Paonia is 9-2 in league play and 12-6 overall. Last week's visit to Meeker resulted in one of the two league losses the Eagles show in standings.
As the 2017-18 basketball campaign nears the end of regular season play, Delta High School's basketball teams are gearing up for strong finishes with hope of finishing high enough RPI ratings to advance to this year's 3A state basketball playoffs in early March.
Losses to Cedaredge by both teams mark the third loss to the Bruins for the girls and the second for the boys this season.
While the Cedaredge girls are on a new winning streak, the Bruin boys are working hard to end an end-of-the-season funk which includes losses in the last five games (from Jan. 20 through Feb. 3) the Bruins have played. The latest losses were to Olathe (59-50) and Gunnison (65-49).
Delta senior Kendra Hillman was the top 50 yard freestyle swimmer last weekend on the campus of CMU in the multi teams and Southwester Conference League Championships.
Teams competing in the competition included Fruita Monument (361), Glenwood Springs (359), Grand Junction (291), Gunnison (255), Durango (246), Aspen (246), Summit (245), Montrose (156), Delta (75), Moffat County (58) and Montezuma-Cortez.
Delta High School's varsity basketball teams were successful over the past week with victories at Aspen and in Gunnison. The Panther girls defeated Aspen, 51-19, on Feb. 1 and scored a 54-49 win in Gunnison on Feb. 2.
A weekend trip to Rangely on Friday and a home contest against Meeker were close losses for both the girls and boys basketball teams.
The girls' game in Rangely was tied after three periods (26-26) and a 20-11 Rangely run in the final quarter netted the Panthers a 46-37 victory.