Basketball team tames the Cougars

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The 1-1 Red Devils boys basketball team drills during a recent practice. Photo by Anthony Militano

The Grand County boys basketball team scored a 71-56 victory over the Union Cougars in the second game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Roosevelt.

Grand outscored Union 20-11 in the first quarter, 16-14 in the second and 18-9 in the third. Union outpaced Grand 22-17 in the fourth quarter, but at that point the Red Devils could not be caught.

Senior Kaine Allred led the offensive charge for Grand County. He snagged 34 points – nearly half of Grand’s point total. Allred had four three-pointers, four rebounds, six assists and seven steals.

Eli Hazlett was the rebound king for the Red Devils with 10. Hazlett also had 16 baskets, one three-pointer and three assists to his credit. Ryelan Jones earned eight rebounds, a total of six points, one basket from three-point territory, one assist and three steals.

Luke Williams had seven points, one three-pointer, three rebounds, four assists and two steals. Milo Birdwell contributed two points, two rebounds one assist and one steal.

Chasee Croasmun and Tyler Lindsey each picked up one three-pointer for the Red Devils.

As a team, Grand had 13 steals compared to Union’s 6. The Red Devils had 15 assists, while Union had seven. The Cougars won the rebound race with 32, but Grand County was close behind with 31 rebounds.

Six Red Devils had a total of nine three-pointers resulting in 27 points. Three Cougars had one three-pointer apiece and earned nine points.

The Red Devils boy’s basketball team will have the last homestand of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 12 when they face the Cortez, Colorado Colts and Wednesday, Dec. 13 when the Green River Pirates come to town. Both varsity games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.